Trump confirms he is 'considering' placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities because Dems are 'unwilling' to change immigration laws. The president said Friday he’s considering such a move because he says Democrats won’t make changes to the country’s immigration laws. The president’s statement in a tweet confirms reporting Thursday that the White House tried on multiple occasions to pressure immigration authorities into releasing migrants on the streets of sanctuary cities. Source 9t.
The Trump administration has separated hundreds of children from their families since 2018, when a judge barred the practice. Separations have slowed significantly since a federal judge in San Diego ordered the administration to halt the practice in June 2018. But the Trump administration has exploited specific legal exceptions, according to groups that work with migrants along the border. Source 3m.
I know why he does it but I don't like it. On one hand you are trying to deter many illegal immigrants from entering the USA but at the same time you are punishing the children who did not choose to come because they can only follow what their parents tell them to do. This needs to stop now. I think a judge ruled on this already and I'm still seeing it happening. Is Trump's administration above the law?
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Trump administration set to release migrants 'across the entire nation' to ease crowding at southern border, where 4,500 are caught each day. Customs and Border Protection has started looking at its facilities around the country, which are mostly along the northern border with Canada and coastal states. Source 9s.
ICE to begin nationwide immigration raids Sunday
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin raids across the country Sunday to arrest thousands of family members who already have court orders to be removed, according to a US official.
The effort comes weeks after President Donald Trump had tweeted ICE's plans to conduct the raids, then delayed the operation after additional details became public. Ref. CNN.
Supreme Court clears way to use Defense Department funds to build border wall. The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to use $2.5 billion from the Department of Defense to construct parts of a wall along the southwestern border that the government argues is necessary to protect national security. Ref. CNN.
Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration. The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications.
Paired with last week's enforcement raids on food processing plants in Mississippi, Monday's announcement amounts to a concerted effort by the administration to limit legal immigration and crack down on illegal immigration.
The 837-page rule applies to those seeking to come to or remain in the United States via legal channels. Ref. CNN.