WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was dealt another setback on Tuesday when a U.S. appeals court refused to lift a block put in place by 26 states that argued Obama overstepped his authority.
Congress is demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) release documents detailing how many foreigners seeking asylum in the United States have been found to have ties to terror groups, according to a recent letter sent to the agency by leading lawmakers.
Poor management practices at the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) air program have potentially cost taxpayers $41.1 million by allowing for detainees to be transferred on nearly empty flights, according to a new audit.
The Senate’s top Democrat was more deeply involved than previously known in an effort to secure U.S. visas for Chinese investors in a Las Vegas casino despite the concerns of career federal officials, according to an inspector general report released on Tuesday.
The suspension of a popular visa program by the Department of Labor following a court ruling has left many businesses without the labor force needed to perform seasonal tasks.
Ten years ago, Ajmal Faqiri wanted to help bring democracy to his home country of Afghanistan. Today, as a recent immigrant living in Maryland, Faqiri’s dreams are much more modest. He hopes that this month he will not be evicted, that his heat will work, and that he will be able to afford groceries for his family.
Last year, 3,500 at-risk Afghan allies and their families sought refuge in the United States. Many of them, like Faqiri, face enormous struggles as they try to rebuild their lives with limited support from the U.S. government and federally funded aid groups.
A new CNN poll on a potential Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown failed to ask whether Senate Democrats should take the blame, even though they are filibustering the DHS spending bill.
(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, an issue likely to be seized upon in the 2016 presidential campaign.