A U.S. District Court judge in the District of Columbia ruled Friday that the Obama-era program offering temporary protected status to a cohort of immigrants brought here illegally as children must remain in place despite efforts by the Trump administration to dismantle it.
Judge John D. Bates excoriated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's arguments to end the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
" ... The Nielsen Memo offers nothing even remotely approaching a considered legal assessment that this Court could subject to judicial review," Bates wrote.
He added, later, "The Nielsen Memo demonstrates no true cognizance of the serious reliance interests at issue here -- indeed, it does not even identify what those interests are ... "
President Trump on Monday said that the U.S. will begin to cut off or reduce aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador as citizens of those countries flee for the U.S. as part of a so-called caravan of migrants.
In a trio of tweets, the president escalated his rhetoric surrounding the group of migrants, declaring a national emergency as they approach the border and claiming that "unknown Middle Easterners" had joined the group.
Trump, in the tweets, did not offer any evidence for the charge that people from the Middle East were among those crossing the border.
"Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them," Trump wrote in a tweet.
President Donald Trump claimed "Many Gang Members" and "some very bad people" are mixed into the caravan of migrants slowly moving north through Mexico toward the U.S., calling it an "invasion of Our Country" and that the U.S. military is "waiting for you."
"Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process," Trump said on Twitter Monday.
The caravan of migrants from Honduras and Guatemala, making its way north on foot, is still hundreds of kilometers away from the closest U.S. border.
Critics of President Trump claim the migrant caravan from Central America is being used as a scare tactic to energize voters; reaction from Ann Coulter, author of 'Resistance Is Futile.'
President Trump says he plans to issue an executive order that will end birthright citizenship for children born in the United States.
He made the statement in a taped interview with Axios that will air in an upcoming HBO special, but it’s an idea that he has floated previouslyand that has garnered a lot of interest on the right for several years.
The basic argument you hear from many conservatives is that allowing the children of parents who have entered the country illegally to become citizens is a violation of US sovereignty and encourages people to abuse our immigration system. For obvious reasons, this notion is quite popular among anti-immigration activists — and by extension, many in Trump’s base.
A migrant girl died after being detained by American authorities and now her family is calling for an investigation. Jakelin Caal, 7, migrated with her father from Guatemala.
They were apprehended by Border Patrol agents after crossing in to New Mexico according to The Department of Homeland Security. The agency says the child became sick and stopped breathing. She was airlifted to a hospital where she died.
A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a large group of migrants along a remote span of New Mexico desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.
The child’s death is likely to intensify scrutiny of detention conditions at Border Patrol stations and CBP facilities that are increasingly overwhelmed by large numbers of families seeking asylum in the United States.