Category: Politics

Mike Bloomberg’s immigration plan is very moderate

Mike Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and late entry to the Democratic presidential race, emphasizes the need for humane immigration enforcement and more foreign workers in his immigration plan released on Monday, which largely mirrors those of other…
US policy puts migrants at risk of kidnapping, extortion: MSF

Central American migrants and asylum seekers already suffer from mental health issues stemming from the violence they are fleeing, but US and regional immigration policies are making matters much worse, according to a new report by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins…
Trump’s 2021 budget proposal doesn’t stop at the border wall

President Donald Trump may be proposing trillions in spending cuts over the next decade in his 2021 budget request — but none of the cuts would affect the immigration enforcement agencies, which would instead get a significant boost. The president…
Bloomberg Pledges to Investigate ICE ‘Abuse’ in Immigration Proposal

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg released a sweeping immigration proposal on Monday in which he pledged to launch an investigation into alleged Immigration and Customs Enforcement “abuses.” In his ten-page proposal, Bloomberg pledges to launch a Department of Justice probe…
Trump administration goes to war with states over immigration

The Trump administration dramatically escalated its war with so-called sanctuary states Monday, filing suit against California and New Jersey over laws that federal officials say undermine immigration enforcement. The Justice Department suits target a California law banning privately run detention…
The Deep Roots of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policies

The last week of January began with the Supreme Court’s conservative majority allowing the Trump administration’s bid to exclude poor immigrants from entering the United States, denying green cards to anyone deemed “likely” to use a wide array of public…
On immigration, Supreme Court wrong to allow ‘public charge’ rule

Last week, with the nation transfixed by the spectacle of Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial, the Supreme Court handed the president a win on immigration. In a 5-4 ruling, the high court allowed the administration to implement its revised “public charge”…