Newly minted U.S. citizens customarily receive a letter from the current president of the United States welcoming them as Americans, but some new citizens recently received a letter from someone no longer in the White House: Barack Obama.
A prominent Hispanic group is calling the actions of a group of House Democrats “shameful” because they voted for a bill that increases the penalties for illegal immigrants who re-enter the United States after being deported.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R, Wis.) laid out the goals of two proposed immigration reform bills, Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, in a video released Thursday featuring Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R.,Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
President Donald Trump is asking Congress for new immigration policies that would prohibit new immigrants from going on welfare programs during their first five years in the country.
The rise of low-skill immigration in recent decades, combined with other factors, has reduced the ability of teenagers to get summer jobs, according to the Atlantic.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday night that it intends to continue the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which protects illegal immigrants who came to the United States as small children from deportation.
Immigration authorities arrested 39 members of the international crime gang MS-13 in New York in the past month.