Trump is Killing Immigration With a Thousand Cuts

The Trump administration, which has used the arrival of Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border as a catalyst for all manner of stupid and cruel decisions, announced earlier this week that it will close immigration processing offices in more than 20 countries and shift the employees back…
Amid Trump’s Assault on Immigration, UC Lawyers Comfort and Fight

The petite, 21-year-old student in the plaid shirt and jeans sitting across from attorney Karina Gutierrez is so nervous, she almost can’t remember her birth date. Behind her square-framed glasses, her eyes well with tears. The expiration is nearing on…
Concerns rise over U.S. plan to close all overseas immigration offices

Immigration advocates and attorneys like Nada Sater are concerned that the Trump administration is “creating a bigger catastrophe” if it follows through with plans to permanently close nearly two dozen U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices across the globe.…
Judges skeptical of lawsuit over California immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court appeared inclined Wednesday to reject a request by the Trump administration to block a California law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration officials. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…
Republicans will buck Trump on immigration if “they feel the heat,” Schumer says

Washington — If the House of Representatives passes the newly-unveiled “Dream Act” legislation to put millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary protections on a pathway to U.S. citizenship, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he and Senate Democrats would “pressure” moderate…
Senators seek to change immigration law to curb child marriages

Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday to close loopholes in U.S. immigration law that have allowed thousands of minors to be subjected to child marriages. The move follows a report by the Senate Homeland Security Committee that found the federal…
America’s Immigration Ambivalence

In some idealized version of party democracy, candidates campaign in support of policies that can both get them elected and solve real problems. In theory, the goals of winning elections and governing effectively should be symbiotic. But that is not…