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Yuma mayor declares emergency, warns of ‘imminent threat’ from release of migrant families

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls issued a proclamation of emergency, saying the continued mass release of migrants directly into his border community had become an “imminent threat” to life and property in the area. The city lacks the resources it needs to handle the migrants, he…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pelosi fumes over White House plan to release immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities

A scuttled White House proposal to release immigrant detainees in San Francisco and other sanctuary cities triggered a fierce backlash Friday from Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose office called the idea “despicable.” The Washington Post first reported that the White House proposed sending the detainees to…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, April 12, 2019

Border Patrol leader says ‘caravan-equivalent numbers of migrants’ reach southwest border ‘every seven days’

Rodolfo Karisch, the U.S. Border Patrol chief of the Rio Grande Valley Sector, says every week he witnesses migrants reaching the U.S.-Mexico border in numbers similar to high-profile caravans of asylum-seekers from Central America.  “In my thirty years as an agent, I have never witnessed…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Judge blocks Trump policy forcing asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s policy requiring Central American asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are decided in the U.S., ruling that Department of Homeland Security overstepped its legal authority. That policy was one of the last attempts by…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

It’s a ‘Cat 5’ immigration crisis: Nielsen

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that the Trump administration is treating the immigration crisis as a “Cat 5 hurricane disaster.” “We are bringing all of the agencies together; we’re asking everybody to chip in,” Nielsen said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “Why wouldn’t we…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the nation’s Mexican border or large sections of it next week, a potentially drastic step affecting both nations’ economies, if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration at once. “It could mean all trade” with Mexico,” Trump said…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 29, 2019

Trump scolds CNN’s Jim Acosta, as angel moms confront reporter in Rose Garden: ‘You have an agenda’

President Trump scolded CNN’s Jim Acosta on Friday during the president’s Rose Garden announcement that he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, telling the reporter he has “an agenda” — before angel moms in attendance confronted the chief CNN White House correspondent.…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, February 15, 2019

In shutdown fight with Trump, Dems reject immigration deal they once sponsored

Democrats once said the so-called BRIDGE Act was urgently needed to protect young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. But now that President Trump has offered to essentially include it as part of a compromise to re-open shuttered government agencies, those same Democrats…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, January 21, 2019

Baltimore sues Trump administration over immigration policy

The city of Baltimore is suing the Trump administration for its efforts to make it more difficult for immigrants who receive public benefits to gain legal status in the U.S. The Trump administration has moved to treat noncash benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid and…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Caravan mostly standard illegal immigrants, not refugees fleeing violence

The Central Americans surging into the U.S. and claiming asylum look a lot more like regular illegal immigrants, eager for better jobs or to reunite with families, than traditional refugees fleeing persecution or violence back home, according to a new report Wednesday that challenges conventional…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Caravan furor stokes wall fight

President Trump and Republicans have made illegal immigration a central issue in the homestretch to the 2018 midterm elections, setting up a showdown over the U.S.-Mexico border in December. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) forestalled a fight over Trump’s…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Border Patrol: California sanctuary laws obstruct public safety, law enforcement

The Border Patrol says it’s been forced to release a drunk driver back onto the streets, and nearly missed out on nabbing a fake UPS delivery van carrying 77 illegal immigrants — all because California’s new sanctuary city laws have soured cooperation between police and…
By Amit Shah | Thursday, March 8, 2018

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