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DHS Rolls Out Plan to Close ‘FLORES’ Loophole on Illegal Immigrant Family Detention

DHS Rolls Out Plan to Close ‘FLORES’ Loophole on Illegal Immigrant Family Detention

Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter   The Trump administration introduced a new set of rules Thursday that would allow the long-term detention of illegal immigrant families and terminate the Flores settlement, a court order the White House says is a major “pull factor” for illegal immigration. If enacted, the rules would give […]

California Seeks Court Ruling to Stop Trump’s Border Wall

California Seeks Court Ruling to Stop Trump’s Border Wall

Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter The state of California will present arguments in federal appeals court Tuesday to convince a three-judge panel the government exceeded its authority when it waived environmental laws to pave the way for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. In a joint lawsuit with environmental advocacy groups, the […]

ICE | San Diego Chainsaw Attacker Is Illegal Alien Who Has Been Deported 11 Times

ICE | San Diego Chainsaw Attacker Is Illegal Alien Who Has Been Deported 11 Times

  Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter A California man who allegedly attacked his wife with a chainsaw is an illegal alien who has been deported at least 11 times since 2005, immigration officials confirmed Friday. Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, 32, was arrested Thursday in Chula Vista, California, a suburb of San Diego, on […]

Watchdog | Admitted Killers, Gang Members Resettled During Obama-Era Child Migrant Surge

Watchdog | Admitted Killers, Gang Members Resettled During Obama-Era Child Migrant Surge

Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter . Admitted killers, human smugglers and gang members were among thousands of unaccompanied minors the Obama administration processed during a surge of migrant children across the southwest border in 2014, according to government reports obtained by a conservative watchdog group. Judicial Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based investigative organization, published nearly 1,000 […]

‘We Do Not Separate Babies from Adults’: DHS Denies Allegation It ‘Ripped’ Breastfeeding Baby From Mother

‘We Do Not Separate Babies from Adults’: DHS Denies Allegation It ‘Ripped’ Breastfeeding Baby From Mother

  Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter Department of Homeland Security officials on Friday flatly denied a widely reported allegation that border authorities forcibly separated a breastfeeding baby from her mother while she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally. “We do not separate babies from adults,” a DHS official told reporters […]

Last Of Asylum Seekers Enter US As Caravan Finally Disbands

Last Of Asylum Seekers Enter US As Caravan Finally Disbands

 By WILL RACKE, Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter More than 70 Central American migrants streamed across the southwest border on Friday afternoon, the final group of asylum seekers traveling in a well-publicized “caravan” to be granted entry to the U.S. Their crossing brings the total to 228 migrants who have entered the U.S. since the caravan […]

A Bipartisan Commission Led By A Black Civil Rights Icon Inspired The GOP’s ‘Extreme’ Immigration Proposals

A Bipartisan Commission Led By A Black Civil Rights Icon Inspired The GOP’s ‘Extreme’ Immigration Proposals

After a brief hiatus as lawmakers focused on tax reform, immigration policy is back on the table as lawmakers return from the Thanksgiving holiday break. … , a nonpartisan advocacy group that represents minority U.S. workers. “The politicians on both sides of the aisle have softened their tone,” he told The Daily Caller News Foundation. […]