Tagged: IMMIGRATION

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US pledges $10.6BILLION in aid for Central America and southern Mexico just as Trump backs off his demand for $5billion in border wall funds

US pledged total of $10.6 billion in aid to Mexico and Central America Tuesday Money will promote better security and job opportunities in the region Aims to stem the flow of migrants traveling toward the US border with Mexico Announcement on changes to Mexico’s migration policy was postponed Mexican foreign...

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A group of Hondurans in the migrant caravan scale the Mexican border wall in Tijuana, and are immediately taken into US custody as they set foot in San Diego

Dozens of migrants, including children, jumped across the border between the US and Mexico on Sunday They were immediately arrested by American Border Patrol guards and planned to claim political asylum  Thousands of migrants are camped on the Mexican side of the border after walking there as part of a...

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‘We will not tolerate this lawlessness’: America fights back hard against caravan migrants, including women and children, who stormed border and were met with tear gas and rubber bullets, as PRESIDENT shuts down Tijuana-San Diego crossing

Tensions increased between border agents and migrants on Sunday afternoon at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem as agents threw tear gas into the crowds   The tensions prompted US officials to close the crossing between Tijuana an San Diego Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen...

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Trump warns Mexico it ‘would be very smart’ if they stopped caravans before they reached the border as Mexican officials say no deal with the president that they would keep asylum seekers out of U.S.

President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Mexico it ‘would be very smart’ if the country stopped migrant caravans ‘long before’ they get to the U.S. border It comes as Mexico said there was ‘no agreement’ made with the U.S. that will require asylum seekers to wait in their country while their cases...

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‘Barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight’: Trump marvels at the barricades being set up at the border in passionate rally appearance just three days before the midterms

The president focused on illegal immigration during his Saturday afternoon rally at Bozeman airport in Belgrade, Montana  He praised the 7,000 troops that have been deployed to the border to await the arrival of the migrant caravan en route from Central America  Trump also repeated a false claim that ‘Democrats...

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More than 1,000 Hondurans trek to the US border in ‘March of the Migrant’ just days after United States called for tighter borders

Some 1,300 people set off from Honduras towards the United States on Saturday Those making the trek included families and women carrying babies  It came just days after the U.S. urged Honduras’ president to halt mass migration Group plan to walk from Honduras through Guatemala and into Mexico By REUTERS More than 1,000...

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Omarosa claims Trump is holding wife Melania hostage with a threat to DEPORT the First Lady if she ever carries out the ‘ultimate humiliation’ and divorces him

Omarosa Manigault-Newman made the wild claim in her new memoir, Unhinged Hypothesizes Trump may have some dirt on wife Melania’s immigration history The native Slovenian model entered the US on an ‘Einstein’ visa in 1996  Manigault-Newman claims she is waiting for Trump to leave office to divorce White House has...

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Flow of asylum seekers to Canada begins to slow amid traveler crackdown

The influx of asylum seekers that threw Canada’s refugee system into disarray slowed in June after also falling in May, the first two-month decline since the wave ramped up last year, according to preliminary figures from government officials and border agents. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-immigration-border/flow-of-asylum-seekers-to-canada-begins-to-slow-amid-traveler-crackdown-idUSKBN1K23D3

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Zero-tolerance policy fails to stop surge of illegal immigrant families

Migrant families continued to pour across the U.S.-Mexico border in June, according to the latest numbers, a signal that the government’s threat to jail parents and separate them from their children didn’t stop them from making the attempt. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/8/zero-tolerance-policy-fails-stop-migrant-family-su/

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Immigration overhaul on life support in the House

House GOP leaders will push ahead with a vote Wednesday on their compromise immigration bill, making one last effort to pass the measure even as key lawmakers express pessimism they have any shot of success. Lead negotiators took the weekend to make changes to the bill in an effort to...

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Russian trolls are meddling in US immigration controversy, a top GOP senator says

Russia trolls and bots are at it again, this time taking advantage of a roiling controversy around immigration and family separation at the U.S. border, a prominent Republican senator said. “Trolls and bots are still active on Twitter trying to deceive us,” Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., tweeted Wednesday morning. “They’re even using the current...