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Trump administration steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants

23 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration rolled out a new rule on Thursday that aims to limit "birth tourism" by women who enter the United States on tourist visas with the intention of obtaining citizenship for their babies born on American soil.

U.S. deports Iranian student despite ACLU efforts to block his removal

21 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. immigration officials on Monday deported an Iranian student headed to a Boston university despite efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocates to block the removal.

U.S. weighs sending Brazilian migrants to Mexico amid spike in arrests

16 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has considered sending Brazilian migrants crossing the border from Mexico back there to await their U.S. court hearings, according to a U.S. official and a Mexican official familiar with the discussions.

U.S. appeals court stays judge's ruling blocking military funds for border wall

09 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON A U.S. federal appeals court on Wednesday put on hold a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's administration from using $3.6 billion (£2.7 billion) in military construction funds to build a wall on the country's border with Mexico.

U.S. expands scope of program to return migrants to Mexico

02 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The United States will expand the scope of a program that returns non-Mexican migrants crossing Mexico's border to that country to await their U.S. court hearings, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday.

Exclusive: After Cabinet opposed Mexican cartel policy, Trump forged ahead

26 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON In the weeks before U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration last month that he would forge ahead with designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, Cabinet members and top aides from across the government recommended against it, five people knowledgeable about the matter told Reuters. | Video

U.S. deports Mexicans far from border, may send others to Guatemala

20 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY The United States began flying Mexican deportees deep into Mexico on Thursday, and senior U.S. and Guatemalan officials said Mexicans seeking U.S. refuge might be sent to the Central American nation, in a renewed effort to slash border crossings.

U.S. citizenship path for thousands of Liberians tucked in spending bill

18 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Thousands of Liberian immigrants without permanent legal status in the United States will be eligible to apply for green cards and eventual U.S. citizenship under the terms of a defense spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Trump administration may not hit 2020 border wall goal, official says

17 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's administration may fall short of its promise to build 450 miles of wall along the U.S. border with Mexico by the end of next year, a top official said on Tuesday.

U.S. non-border immigration arrests fell despite Trump push

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Non-border immigration arrests in the United States fell by 10 percent in the year to September from a year earlier, the latest U.S. data shows, a drop that the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said was partly due to the diversion of the agency's resources to the border.

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