Nearly 4,000 illegal immigrants apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol at the southwest border over a three-year period were allowed to voluntarily return to their home countries despite having suspected or confirmed connections to criminal or smuggling networks or past criminal convictions.
Congressional Republicans have begun looking into funding options for the Mexican border wall promised by President-elect Donald Trump, who hopes to fund the project through the appropriations process as early as April.
College students nationwide are pushing to protect illegal immigrants who fear deportation under a Donald Trump administration by attempting to become “sanctuary campuses.”
Laws meant to protect unaccompanied minors who arrive in the United States lead to more illegal immigration and gang violence, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies.
Donald Trump said in 2012 that he was not in favor of deporting illegal immigrants, a sharp contrast to his current immigration stance that has become a hallmark of his presidential bid.
The Obama administration has confirmed a large surge of illegal immigrants along America’s southern border less than a month before the presidential election that has thrust the issue onto the national stage.
The Obama administration is quietly postponing thousands of deportation orders for immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
The Supreme Court declined on Monday to rehear a case to restore President Obama’s executive actions on immigration that would spare millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.