Shutdown stalls immigration court hearings

LAKELAND — Tracey Collins has been compulsively calling the phone number of an immigration court in Orlando in recent days, even though she knows what she’s going to hear. The Lakeland resident has called to check on the date for…
Immigration hardliners outraged over Trump’s proposed shutdown deal

For all that President Donald Trump’s latest proposal to reopen the government is a non-starter with Democrats, it’s still a risky gambit.Trump is already catching heat from his own base, with complaints that his new concessions on immigration amount to a…
Letter: Immigration reform isn’t as hard as we make it

Our current immigration laws favor would-be illegal immigrants over would-be legal immigrants by making it really difficult and expensive to immigrate legally, and comparatively easy and inexpensive to immigrate illegally. We exacerbate the problem by offering amnesty to illegal immigrants,…
Politics of Immigration

Here are a couple of easy immigration questions — answerable with a simple “yes” or “no” — we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone in the world have a right to live in the U.S.? Do…