Supreme Court declines to take up “Dreamers’ controversy

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Trump administration’s challenge of a federal judge’s decision that allows an Obama-era program to continue to shield “Dreamers.” A lower court ordered the administration to require the government to accept renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. About 700,000 immigrants

Student suspended for threats to kill immigrants

A President Trump-loving Michigan college student was suspended after a video showed him on campus in a Trump T-shirt brandishing a knife and threatening to kill undocumented immigrants. The incident happened Tuesday at Wayne State University in Detroit, where the pro-immigrant rights group By Any Means Necessary had set

Politician quits after comparing immigrants to ‘rabid raccoons’

A New Jersey politician was forced to resign after he compared immigrants to “raccoons” and President Trump to an exterminator. Rick Blood — the deputy mayor of Mendham Township — apologized on Monday and left his position in disgrace after outcry over a “raccoon story” that he posted on

Saudi immigrant busted trying to join al-Qaeda

An immigrant from Saudi Arabia suspected of applying to join an al-Qaeda training camp has been arrested on a visa fraud charge in Oklahoma, according to a report. The FBI recently discovered Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj after his fingerprints matched those taken from a document found in Afghanistan, The New

Deportation of Indonesian Christians halted by judge

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. — A federal judge has temporarily halted deportation proceedings against Indonesian Christians who are in the U.S. illegally but are seeking to gain legal status, including a man honored for his work helping to rebuild more than 200 homes after Superstorm Sandy. Friday’s order issued by

76 immigrants found stuffed inside tractor-trailer in Texas: officials

Border control agents pulled over a tractor-trailer in Texas and found more than 75 undocumented immigrants stuffed inside the box-like enclosure, officials said. The truck was traveling on highway 83 near Laredo last Friday when the driver was pulled over and questioned about his immigration status, according to the

Judge orders release of immigrant activist

Immigration-rights activist Ravi Ragbir will walk free for now, a judge in Manhattan federal court ruled Monday. Justice Katherine B. Forrest ordered Ragbir’s immediate release after ruling that “the government has acted wrongly” and subjected Ragbir, 53, to “unnecessarily cruel” treatment when ICE agents detained him earlier this month,

Gay couple sues US for denying citizenship to 1 twin son

LOS ANGELES — Ethan and Aiden Dvash-Banks are toddler twins who share almost everything: the same toys, the same nursery, the clothes and the same parents. Everything but a toothbrush and U.S. citizenship. To remedy what their parents, a gay married couple, view as an injustice, Ethan Dvash-Banks became

Schumer kills deal that would protect Dreamers for wall funding

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Schumer has retracted his offer to help fund President Trump’s border wall with Mexico in exchange for helping young undocumented immigrants. The Senate’s Democratic leader informed the White House on Sunday he’s no longer willing to back a “much larger” funding package than the $1.6

Mulvaney: Trump is ‘absolutely interested’ in fixing DACA

The White House’s top negotiators in the budget impasse said President Trump is open to working out a deal to protect young immigrants from deportation, a sticking point in talks as the government entered its second day of the shutdown. “The president is absolutely interested and wants to get

Turkey warns citizens against traveling to America

ANKARA — Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel. The comments from the Turkish Foreign Ministry come after the U.S. Department of State this week made a

106-year-old Afghan woman granted asylum in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — A Swedish administrative court says a 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a perilous journey to Europe in 2015 that involved her son and grandson carrying her through mountains, deserts and forests, has been granted temporary asylum in Sweden. The Migration Court of Appeal said Wednesday it has reversed

Justice Department sues company for hiring foreigners

The Justice Department filed suit against a Colorado company Thursday ​saying it discriminated against American workers​ by hiring seasonal foreigners instead.​ The Loveland-based Crop Production Services Inc. refused at least three US citizens work in 2016 because ​it​ preferred to hire temporary ​workers with H-2A visas, according to​ the​ Justice Department. The

Trump expands travel ban to include North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

President Trump issued a new travel ban Sunday evening to restrict visitors and immigrants from eight countries that have “inadequate” vetting procedures. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted Sunday in announcing immigration policy. Trump’s March 6

Trump expands travel ban to include North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

President Trump issued a new travel ban Sunday evening to restrict visitors and immigrants from eight countries who have “inadequate” vetting procedures. Trump’s March 6 executive order expired Sunday evening that covered travelers from six countries Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. The new proclamation will maintain travel restrictions on

Illegal immigrants to have accounts frozen in government crackdown

ILLEGAL immigrants will have their accounts frozen as an incentive to leave Britain voluntarily. About 70m accounts will be checked by the Home Office as part of the government’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. The Guardian reported the tactic will come into play from January next year, aimed at decreasing the number of

Nancy Pelosi pushed Trump to reassure “Dreamers’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she urged President Trump on Thursday to reassure “Dreamers” that he would not take action to deport them after his administration ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The California Democrat told Trump that she wanted assurances that the Department of Homeland Security wouldn’t begin

106-year-old Afghan woman faces deportation from Sweden

HOVA, Sweden — A 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a perilous journey to Europe, carried by her son and grandson through mountains, deserts and forests, is facing deportation from Sweden after her asylum application was rejected. see also Bibihal Uzbeki is severely disabled and can barely speak. Her family has appealed the

Trump says he’ll announce fate of Dreamers soon

President Trump on Friday said the announcement about his decision on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is imminent. “We’ll issue it sometime over the weekend; sometime today or over the weekend, we’ll have a decision. We’ll issue it sometime over the weekend, maybe this afternoon,” he