Immigration

Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, said she understands the fears of young immigrants after they shouted her down Monday at an event where she planned to drum up support for legislation that would grant legal status to immigrants like them. “We’re in this fight to win for the …

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration build on the success of Canada’s shared immigration system

Toronto, ON — The Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Forum of Ministers responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met to reflect on Canada’s immigration system. To make progress on Canada’s Vision Action Plan for 2016-2019, all Ministers agreed to work in partnership to ensure a fast, flexible, and efficient economic immigration system; strategic immigration levels planning; and …

California bill protecting immigrants closer to approval

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Democrats approved a “sanctuary state” bill Saturday that would limit how local and state police can interact with federal immigration agents. The bill is intended to bolster immigrant protections in the state that are already among the toughest in the nation. It will now be considered by Gov. Jerry Brown, who …

Judge: Sessions can’t deny grant money for sanctuary cities

CHICAGO — Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to impose new tough immigration policies, a judge ruled Friday in a legal defeat for the Trump administration. In what is at …

Trump, lawmakers squabble over whether they struck a deal

WASHINGTON — The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck to protect them — and if so, exactly what it was. In the face of an intense backlash from conservatives inside the Capitol and …

Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

BERKELEY, Calif. — Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. Amid the uncertainty, colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to protect students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, telling them to …

Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

WASHINGTON — The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump’s long-sought border wall. The agreement, the latest instance of Trump ditching his own party to make common cause with …

Trump urges bipartisan fix for young immigrants

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told lawmakers Wednesday that he’s open to signing legislation protecting thousands of young immigrants from deportation even if the bill does not include funding for his promised border wall. But Trump remains committed to building a barrier along the U.S.-Mexican border, even if Democrats say it’s a non-starter. During a …

Carter defends Trump on immigration as deal is reached

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump has an unlikely defender of his approach to immigration law: former President Jimmy Carter. Speaking to Georgia college students, the 39th president expressed optimism Wednesday that Trump might break a legislative logjam with his controversial six-month deadline for Congress to address the immigration status of 800,000-plus U.S. residents who were …

Mexico diplomat talks immigration in California trip

LOS ANGELES — After a day huddling in California’s capital on immigration, trade and climate, Mexico’s top diplomat is hitting Los Angeles to close out a two-day visit to the immigrant-friendly state. Mexico Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgary’s trip to California comes at a critical time in relations between his country and the United States …

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