Category: Congress & Federal Laws

Guzzardi: The Great Divide: Congress and Voters on Immigration

A year-end Associated Press poll showed that the two top 2019 stories were the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach President Trump and the president’s immigration agenda. The media and the president’s critics refer to Trump’s immigration views as hardline,…
Angel Mom to Congress: Stop Impeachment and Fix Immigration

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Agnes Gibboney visited her son’s cemetery and his birth hospital on Nov. 23, a day after she learned the murderer of her only son was released from jail and immediately deported back to Mexico. She left more than…
Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020

President Trump signed the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020, following consultations with Congress conducted by the State Department, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services. Our Departments will…
Immigration hardliner resigns from Department of Homeland Security

(CNN) – Immigration hardliner Julie Kirchner, Department of Homeland Security citizenship and immigration ombudsman, offered her resignation to President Donald Trump this week, according to a letter from acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan sent on Monday. Kirchner, who has led the…
The New Geography of American Immigration

The foreign-born population has declined in U.S. states that voted Democratic in 2016, and increased in states and metros that voted for Trump. President Trump’s crackdown on immigration is having its effect, but in unexpected ways. Overall, immigration to the…