Although migrant families separated at the border this summer are getting a second chance to make their case for staying in the country, immigration lawyers say the Trump administration is working overtime to upend the nation's asylum process.
The proposed changes amount to a broad expansion of the government’s ability to deny visas or residency to immigrants if they or members of their household benefit from programs like Medicare Part D or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
New data shows the number of migrant children held in privately run shelters in Texas reached a new high in September, even after the Trump administration said it would reunify families separated under the now-paused “zero tolerance” policy.
Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, has been accused of killing four women, including one transgender woman, and kidnapping a fifth woman, who escaped and alerted law enforcement.
If a federal judge signs off on the new agreement, parents who failed their initial screening interviews and were ordered deported will have another chance to demonstrate their “credible fear” of returning to their home countries.
A week after one of the largest immigration raids in recent history, undocumented immigrants have found a network of volunteers to help them. A local church was transformed into a relief center within 24 hours of the raid, which ended with 159 arrests.