Category: Politics

Trump Picks Obama Holdover to Lead Major Immigration Agency

A holdover from President Barack Obama’s administration, Thomas D. Homan, was nominated by President Trump on Tuesday to serve as an assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security and permanent director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In January,…
Six Ways the Trump Administration Cracked Down on Immigration

President Donald Trump has made good on many campaign promises for a crackdown on immigration and the acceptance of refugees in the U.S. Some of the biggest decisions: * Trump is phasing out an Obama-era program that gives renewable permits…
Trump’s Top Immigration Nominee Dismisses a Full Border Wall

Donald Trump’s pick to oversee American immigration enforcement said a promised wall would not need to cover the entire US-Mexico border and signalled leniency toward young unauthorised immigrants. The President selected Kirstjen Nielsen to head the Department of Homeland Security,…
Premier Defends Need for Immigration

CNS): The premier has made it very clear that he believes immigration in Cayman has been an important and positive factor that has contributed to the growth of the islands. As he closed the budget debate Monday, Alden McLaughlin took…
Trump’s Call Could End Diversity Immigrant Visas Program

President Donald Trump has called on Congress to abolish the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, through which the suspect in last week’s New York terror attack entered the country. He called the program, informally known as the Green Card lottery,…
McConnell Wants Changes to Immigration System in Any Dreamers Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that he is open to a deal that would codify protections for so-called DREAMers in exchange for improvements to border security or other changes to the immigration system. “Yeah, the Democrats desperately…
Longtime GOP Immigration Leader Rep. Lamar Smith to Retire

Rep. Lamar Smith, a senior Republican from Texas who was instrumental in writing the strict immigration crackdown of 1996, announced Thursday he will retire from Congress at the end of next year. He’s served 30 years in Congress, including stints…