“This is like using a nuclear device to kill a gnat,” said a former federal court judge.
A Federal Court Is Considering Whether To Allow Trump’s Policy Forcing Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico
“The stakes are very high. If the government is granted a stay, then they will keep expanding this policy, returning more people in more locations."
The move, officials say, will shift services to other agencies and save millions of dollars a year.
Trump's Policy Forcing Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico Has Been Temporarily Allowed By A Federal Court
"Finally, great news at the border!" Trump said in response.
President Trump's comments Friday came after a report that he had floated the idea as a form of political retribution.
“It’s hard to imagine what’s tougher than what Nielsen and Vitiello were doing, but assuming there is such a thing, Matt is certainly up to the task," said a former senior ICE official.
The administration is proposing a dramatic increase in the time before an asylum-seeker would become eligible to receive a work permit — from 180 days to 365 days.
Trump Bumped His ICE Director From A Border Visit. Instead, He Appeared With An ICE Official Who Led Effort To Split The Agency.
Emails obtained by BuzzFeed News show the ICE agent led an effort last year to break up the agency as it faced intense criticism for carrying out Trump's immigration policy.
The decision represents the latest in a string of federal court rulings blocking sweeping immigration changes instituted by the Trump administration.
Trump Suddenly Withdrew His Nominee To Lead The Top Immigration Enforcement Agency, Saying He Wants Someone “Tougher”
Unlike past nominees, Ron Vitiello avoided making controversial statements about cracking down on undocumented immigrants. He’s also criticized Trump in the past.
A senior agency official warned in a department-wide email that employees could potentially face criminal, civil, or administrative consequences for leaking information.
The arrests are part of the Trump administration’s renewed focus on cracking down on businesses suspected of employing undocumented workers.
The plan is a vast expansion of a new and controversial policy enacted in January where asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their cases are processed in the US.
Trump Is Threatening To Close The Southern Border. Experts Said That Would Cause An Economic Disaster.
The president’s threat comes as border authorities scramble to deal with an increasing number of immigrant families and children at the border.
Fewer Immigrant Families Will Be Held In Detention Centers As DHS Struggles To Handle An Influx At The Border
“I think it’s just further evidence that CBP and ICE are so overwhelmed by family units that ICE is just stepping out of the processing of families entirely,” one analyst told BuzzFeed News.
The Trump Administration Asked To Restart Nearly 20,000 Suspended Immigration Cases — As It Faces An Existing Backlog
“The administration has sought out creative ways to find and remove people already in the system.”
Migrant Families Are Being Housed Under A Bridge As The Border Patrol Chief Warns Of An Immigration “Breaking Point”
CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced 750 officers will be reassigned to the southern border.
The Trump Administration Is Expanding Its Controversial Policy Of Making Asylum-Seekers Wait In Mexico
A congresswoman who represents the Texas border area called the policy "shameful" and warned it is "endangering lives."
ICE Can Access Hundreds Of Millions Of License Plate Scans To Follow Immigrants, These Documents Show
The ACLU says the technology "fuels [ICE's] deportation machine."
The Trump Administration Studied Plans To Deter Immigrants At The Southern Border, This Document Shows
"‘Deterrence’ was what they were planning for,” said a former senior Homeland Security adviser who reviewed the document.