Immigration

NYC seeing huge increase in ICE deportations, arrests, under Trump: Stringer

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportations have soared in New York City, especially for immigrants with no prior criminal convictions, as a result of President Donald Trump’s policies, according to a report from city Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. Stringer is calling on New York City...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 4:11pm

Meet Jin Park: New Yorker, Rhodes Scholar, DACA recipient, and attending Trump's State of the Union

In November, Jin Park from Flushing, Queens made history as the first DACA recipient to earn the esteemed Rhodes Scholarship. It was “one of the biggest honors” of his life, he said, and on Tuesday, he’ll experience another honor as he attends the 2019 State of the Union address as the guest of New...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 4:33pm

Americans trust Pelosi more than Trump: new poll

More American voters trust House Speaker Nancy Pelosi than President Trump to handle their major concerns, a new Quinnipiac poll has found. Asked which leader was more trustworthy "on issues that are important to you," 49 percent of respondents said Pelosi; 42 percent said Trump. The results were...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:15pm

ICE arrests in New York courthouses up 1700% since 2016: Report

Since the Trump administration took office in early 2017, the number of ICE arrests in New York City courthouses has skyrocketed, according to a report from the Immigrant Defense Project. The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP), a nonprofit that promotes justice for immigrants, documented 202 total...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:49pm

Trump administration took thousands more migrant children than originally reported

The Trump administration forcibly separated thousands more migrant children from their parents than was originally made public, an investigator's report has found. Because of lax federal recordkeeping, it's unclear exactly how many more children were separated and, in many cases, to whom...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:12pm

Prototype for Trump's steel border wall could be sawed through

A prototype for President Trump's proposed steel-slat border wall could be cut through with a saw. According to NBC News, the Department of Homeland Security built eight steel and concrete wall prototypes in California, near the border with Tijuana, Mexico. Trump inspected them last March and...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 8:44pm

Democratic response to Trump border wall speech gets higher TV ratings

The Democratic response to President Trump's prime-time border wall speech Tuesday drew a bigger TV audience than what it was responding to — the opposite of usual viewing patterns. All major news outlets aired Trump's 15-minute speech at 9pm Eastern, followed by a 15-minute...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:47pm

NYC mayor angry at Trump's notion of terrorism threat at southern border

The Trump Administration has argued that the border wall is needed to stop terrorists from entering the country, but that notion rubs New York Mayor Bill de Blasio the wrong way. Ahead of President Donald Trump’s oval office speech, de Blasio was asked if he plans to tune in. Yes, he...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 4:51pm

CBP releases images of Trump border wall prototypes in California

Here are the early images of the Trump border wall.  It appears the Trump border wall construction is underway and is moving onto the next phases of development, according to new images released by the Customs and Border Protection Department.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Customs and Border...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:53pm

Trump to deport group of previously protected Vietnam refugees

President Trump plans to deport Vietnam War refugees who had previously been protected, The Atlantic reported Wednesday. His administration's new policy — originally scheduled to be effected in August — is that Vietnam refugees who came to the U.S. before official diplomatic...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 5:01pm

Pelosi: Funding for 'immoral, ineffective' border wall off the table

Nancy Pelosi, presumptive Speaker of the House in January, says President Trump can forget about funding his long-promised border wall. Trump has threatened to shut down the government on Dec. 21 if Democrats don't assent to $5 billion in funding for the wall. A year-end spending deal that...

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:38pm

Tear gas is 'natural, you could actually put it on your nachos,' says Fox News guest

Responding to news that U.S. authorities had fired tear gas on migrants and asylum-seekers at the southern border, a Fox News guest said, “It’s natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it." The guest was Ron Colburn, the former national chief of the U.S. Border...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:31pm

In Thanksgiving message, President Trump says he's most thankful for himself

In a Thanksgiving call with members of the military and the media, President Trump said he was most thankful for himself. The president made the call Thursday from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Newsweek noted that when one reporter asked Trump what he was "most thankful for," Trump...

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 5:03pm

Deploying troops to the border will cost $220 million; Pentagon sees no threat

Deploying troops to the U.S.-Mexico border will cost $220 million, and the Pentagon sees "no threat" from the migrant caravan, new reports say. In the waning weeks of the midterm elections, President Trump dispatched the military to support border authorities in dealing with the caravan...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 9:11pm

Cop killer in Trump's anti-immigrant video was released by Sheriff Joe Arpaio

On Nov. 1, President Trump tweeted his closing argument for the midterm elections: A campaign video that was widely criticized as racist. It implied that immigrants, as a group, make Americans unsafe. It directly stated that Democrats were responsible for admitting Luis Bracamontes, who killed two...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:03am

What is birthright citizenship?

In a new interview with Axios, President Trump said that he planned to revoke birthright citizenship by executive order. His declaration raised a chorus of objections from both Democrats and Republicans, with many saying the Constitution prevents the president from doing so. But what is birthright...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:40pm

What is a caravan and how many people are in it?

A look at what is a caravan and how many people are in it as immigration laws are a hot topic. If you were born in the 1980s or 1990s, you probably rode around in a Dodge Caravan. Seriously, the thing was as popular as Pee Wee Herman back then. The caravan in the news this week is quite different...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:19pm

This is Brett Kavanaugh's first case on the bench as Supreme Court Justice

Newly sworn-in Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing two hot-button issues in his first case on the bench: Criminal sentencing and gun control. Kavanaugh's first day on the court was yesterday, when he began hearing arguments in Stokeling v. United States. The case concerns mandatory...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:52pm

Shedding light on how workplace sexual harassment affects immigrant women

In the wake of #MeToo and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court despite the sexual assault allegations brought against him, the Brooklyn Historical Society is highlighting a less-talked about plight: The sexual harassment immigrant women face in the workplace. Wednesday’s...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:25pm

Migrant children moved in the middle of the night to avoid escape attempts

Hundreds of detained migrant children have been moved to a "tent city" in Texas on short notice, in the middle of the night, because authorities were afraid they might escape during the day. The New York Times reports that the children, who were being held in shelters or foster homes...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 4:46pm