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Caravan Migrants Scale Border Fence Near San Diego

Caravan Migrants Scale Border Fence Near San Diego

Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter As the initial wave of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan streamed into Tijuana on Tuesday, many of them broke from the group and scaled the border fence just south of San Diego’s International Friendship Park. Video taken by the San Diego Union-Tribune shows dozens of […]

Every Week, Illegal Border Crossing Dwarf Caravan That’s ‘Hundreds of Miles Away’

Every Week, Illegal Border Crossing Dwarf Caravan That’s ‘Hundreds of Miles Away’

Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter   Media commentary on the migrant caravan, and President Donald Trump’s response to it, has frequently focused on the fact that it remains hundreds of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. However, the caravan is just a small part of a bigger wave of ongoing illegal immigration from […]

Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps | A Daily Salute to Heroes at Home and Abroad

Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps | A Daily Salute to Heroes at Home and Abroad

Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter   The U.S. Marine Corps turns 243 years old on Saturday, marking nearly two and and half centuries of protecting America at home and abroad. Marines have fought in every major war in U.S. history — in fact, the Marine Corps is older than the country itself and traces […]

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. […]