• September 22, 2020

Tags : trump border policy

Appeals court rules Trump can use nearly $4 billion in

A federal appeals court late Wednesday ruled the Trump Administration can use nearly $4 billion in military funds for construction of the president’s long-promised border wall. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed an earlier decision by El Paso-based U.S. District Judge David Briones that blocked the spending. The latest decision allows […]Read More

The Trump administration knew migrant children would suffer from family

Newly obtained government documents show how the Trump administration’s now-blocked policy to separate all migrant children from parents led social workers to frantically begin tracking thousands of children seized at the southern border and compile reports on cases of trauma. In June 2018, months after the Trump administration began its so-called “zero tolerance” policy to […]Read More

ACLU files suit to stop immigration pilot programs

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop two U.S. immigration pilot programs that the group alleges strip asylum seekers of their legal rights and instead fast-track them for deportation back to violent countries. The Prompt Asylum Claim Review and the Humanitarian Asylum Review Process, programs that began in El Paso, deny […]Read More

Federal judge issues partial block of Trump administration’s third-country asylum

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that asylum seekers who presented themselves at ports of entry before mid-July won’t be affected by the Trump administration’s ban on people who didn’t seek asylum in another country before arriving in the United States. U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant ruled the administration’s third-country rule, doesn’t apply to people […]Read More

House, Senate have passed competing border aid bills. How would

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amid a raging nationwide debate over the dire conditions of migrant detention centers, the U.S. House and Senate rushed to pass competing bills this week to address an unfolding crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Both the Democratic-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate approved bills with around $4.5 billion aimed at improving conditions […]Read More

Trump says U.S. to impose 5% tariff on all Mexican

President Trump on Thursday said he would impose a 5% tariff on all goods entering from Mexico unless it stopped the flow of illegal immigration to the United States, a dramatic escalation of his border threats that could have sweeping implications for both economies. The White House plans to begin levying the import penalties on […]Read More

Toddler apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border dies in El Paso

A 2½-year-old Guatemalan boy apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border died Tuesday night in El Paso after several weeks in the hospital, according to the Guatemalan Consulate and another person with direct knowledge of the case. The boy, who was not identified, arrived at the border with his mother days after now-acting homeland security secretary Kevin McAleenan held […]Read More

Tornillo Facility for Migrant Kids will Remain Open into 2019,

The immigration detention center for undocumented migrant youth at Tornillo, Texas will remain open into next year, the federal Health and Human Services agency confirmed Thursday. The facility, which critics have called a “tent city” and sits on a remote port of entry in far West Texas, was opened in June to house mainly unaccompanied […]Read More