Immigration

AP sources: Trump expected to end ‘Dreamers’ program

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, people familiar with the plans said Sunday. The delay in the formal dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program would be intended …

Trump mulls decision on young immigrants in US illegally

WASHINGTON — Midday protests. Urgent pleas. Furious campaigning. A president torn. President Donald Trump stood at the centre of a frantic lobbying campaign Friday as he neared a decision on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young people brought into the country illegally as children. After months of dragging his feet, the president on …

Denver passes immigrant protections amid White House threats

Denver’s City Council on Monday approved an ordinance aimed at protecting immigrants amid White House threats to revoke federal money from so-called sanctuary cities — but the effort falls short of legal challenges to those threats by Chicago, San Francisco and other cities. Denver’s ordinance, which passed on a 10-0 vote, largely sets into law …

Governor signs law limiting Illinois police on immigration

CHICAGO — Illinois will limit how local and state police can co-operate with federal immigration authorities under a plan signed into law Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a move that puts the first-term Republican at odds with his party on immigration issues. The narrow measure prohibits police from searching, arresting or detaining someone solely because …

Chinese migrants lead US agents to San Diego border tunnel

SAN DIEGO — Officials say dozens of migrants fleeing from Border Patrol agents led authorities to a surprising discovery: A tunnel under the US-Mexico border in San Diego used to bring Chinese nationals illegally into the United States. Cartels have built hundreds of tunnels to move drugs into California. Border Patrol agent Eduardo Olmos says …

Trump expected to decide soon on fate of young immigrants

WASHINGTON— After months of delays, President Donald Trump is expected to decide soon on the fate of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children as he faces a looming court deadline and is digging in on appeals to his base. Advocates on both sides of the issue are bracing for the …

Transgender Canadians can write in ‘x’ option on passports, as of Aug. 31

OTTAWA — Starting Aug. 31, transgender Canadians can indicate on their passports that they don’t identify as either male or female. It’s the latest step in the federal government’s plan to eventually allow individuals to identify their sex as ‘x’ — that is, unspecified — on passports and other government-issued documents that typically allow people …

Influx at the border needs not just compassion but immediate action: Scheer

OTTAWA — Compassion must greet the asylum seekers coming across the Canada-U.S. border once they arrive, but more must be done to stop them from coming in the first place, Opposition leader Andrew Scheer says in proposing his own solutions to the problem. Scheer said Thursday the Liberal government is focusing too much on managing …

Quebec preparing to dole out welfare to asylum seekers

Quebec will begin handing out welfare cheques to as many as 4,000 asylum seekers next week, the province’s employment minister said Thursday. “Quebec has responsibilities in immigration,” Francois Blais told a news conference. “Now they’ll be getting welfare, they’ll be able to rent an apartment and get out of temporary accommodation, which is a good …

Seniors Look to Super Visa Program to Join Loved Ones in Canada

With Canada’s Parent and Grandparent sponsorship immigration program (PGP) currently closed for new applications, parents and grandparents who want to join their children and grandchildren in Canada may do so through the Super Visaprogram, which remains open. The Super Visa allows individuals multiple entries to Canada for a period up to 10 years. The key difference between …

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