Charges against Memphis reporter arrested at immigration protest dropped

Buy Photo Memphis police arrest Manuel Duran, the reporter for Spanish-language media during a Memphis protest this week. The original chargers behind the arrest have been dropped, but Duran remains in jail on an immigration hold, his defense lawyer said.(Photo: Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)Buy Photo Federal immigration authorities have picked up Manuel Duran, the reporter for Spanish-language media arrested this week while doing a live Internet video of a Memphis protest.  “They got him,” Duran’s defense attorney Ann Schiller said Thursday afternoon. She said she wasn’t sure where he is now.  Duran, 42, is from El Salvador…

Trump breaks his silence on Stormy Daniels

President Donald Trump said he did not know about a $130,000 payment made to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels for her silence, his first public acknowledgment of the scandal surrounding an alleged sexual affair that has plagued him for months. His response was “no” aboard Air Force One when questioned about his knowledge of the payment, which was made by his private attorney Michael Cohen in the month before the 2016 election. The one word response broke a months-long public silence from Trump on the matter, though he’s fumed…

Trump: Female migrants ‘raped at levels nobody has ever seen’

President Donald Trump appeared to assert that women in Central America are raped at “levels that nobody has ever seen before” as an argument for strengthening US immigration laws. During a roundtable discussion on tax reform in West Virginia, Trump devoted several minutes of his remarks to illegal immigration, including commenting about a caravan of migrants that includes some people attempting to reach the US border through Mexico. source

Going off script, Trump bashes immigration at tax cut event

Jill Colvin, Associated Press Published 4:22 p.m. ET April 5, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks during a round table discussion on tax reform, at White Sulpher Springs Civic Center in White Sulpher Springs,West Virginia on April 5, 2018.(Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP/Getty Images) White Sulpur Springs, West Virginia – Tossing his “boring” prepared remarks into the air, President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a fierce denunciation of the nation’s immigration policies, calling for tougher border security while repeating his unsubstantiated claim that “millions” of people voted illegally in California.…

Support for Trump’s immigration stance slips among supporters: Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) – While people who voted for President Donald Trump are still largely supportive of his immigration policies, their approval has eroded somewhat since he took office, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California, U.S. March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque As Trump plans to send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, here are some key findings from an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos immigration poll: ALL ADULTS ** 41 percent said in March they approve of Trump’s immigration…

In the Long Run, Trump Could Be a Huge Setback for the Anti-Immigration Movement

Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump’s travel ban at Los Angeles International Airport on January 29, 2017. (Reuters / Ted Soqui) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Fight Back! Sign up for Take Action Now and we’ll send you three meaningful actions you can take each week. Travel With…

Immigrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border [Video]

Even though the Trump administration speaks of an immigration “crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol statistics show the fewest apprehensions of illegal immigrants on the border in 46 years. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2017, there were 303,916 such arrests, the lowest level since fiscal 1971. Unable to get the U.S. Congress or Mexico to fully fund his border wall, President Donald Trump will post National Guard troops along the Mexican frontier, officials said. (Reuters) Source link

Trump Deploys Troops to Border — The Patriot Post

President Donald Trump is following through with his plan to better secure the nation’s southern border. On Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson announced that Trump is deploying the National Guard to the border to assist the Border Patrol. Neilson stated, “It’s time to act,” adding that the federal government has begun the process of working with state governors with the “hope that the deployment begins immediately.” Nielson continued, “I don’t want to get ahead of the governors. This is a partnership with them. We are giving them…

Exploring the Psychological Toll of Anti-Immigration Policies and Rhetoric

On Wednesday, President Trump officially ordered the National Guard to assist patrol agents at the U.S./Mexico border. The action followed his calls earlier this week for stronger border-control laws, and an Easter Sunday tweet opposing Obama-era policies that have allowed certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to attend college and become permanent residents. Last November, Trump said he would phase that program out entirely. President Trump has made no secret of his intentions to crack down on illegal immigration. But the psychological toll of his…