District of Columbia — Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan released data on Thursday showing a significant decrease in arrests along the U.S.-Mexico Border by Border Patrol, dropping from a record 144,000 in May to just 82,000 in July. In a prepared explanation, Acting Secretary McAleenan gives large credit to an agreement with Mexico […]Read More Border Patrol Arrests Drop Over 20% In July
Mississippi — United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement executed criminal search warrants at seven agriculture plants in Mississippi, resulting in the arrest of 680 illegal immigrants during the raids. According to ICE, the arrests were unrelated to an ongoing criminal investigation into worksite enforcement. The arrests are believed to be the largest or one of […]Read More ICE Arrests 680 Illegal Immigrants In Mississippi Raids
District of Columbia — In newly released statistics from United States Customs and Immigration Services, data shows a spike in legal immigration for FY2018, particularly among asylum seekers, credible fear admissions, and naturalized citizens. The new statistics come at a time when President Donald Trump and his administration are looking to crack down on immigration […]Read More New Statistics Show A Spike In Legal Immigration Admissions
District of Columbia — In a wrap to a crazy last few hours in Washington, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration can start using military funds to build a wall along the Southern Border. Earlier this year in Sierra Club v. Trump, a California federal judge and the Ninth Circuit Court […]Read More Supreme Court Rules President Trump Can Use Military Funds To Build The Wall
District of Columbia — Guatemala has reached an agreement with President Donald Trump and U.S. officials to restrict asylum applications from asylum seekers from Central America. The agreement is a victory for the Trump Administration, who have taken steps to restrict the number of asylum cases reaching the U.S. border. The agreement requires migrants that […]Read More Guatemala Agrees To Third Country Agreement With U.S.
San Francisco — Less than 12 hours after a federal judge in the District of Columbia federal court circuit cleared the Trump Administration to enforce new rules regarding asylum seeking, a separate federal judge in San Francisco has blocked it by issuing a nationwide injunction against the rule. The rule would have barred asylum seekers […]Read More Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking New Asylum Policy
District of Columbia — Judge Timothy Kelly of the District of Columbia District Court ruled in favor of the Trump Administration on Wednesday regarding a new rule stating that individuals are ineligible to apply for asylum if they passed through a third country prior to arriving in the United States. The lawsuit was filed by […]Read More Federal Judge Clears Trump Administration To Restrict Asylum Claims