U.S. seeks to deport thousands of Vietnamese protected by treaty: former ambassador

HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to send thousands of immigrants from Vietnam back to the communist-ruled country despite a bilateral agreement that should protect most from deportation, according to Washington’s former ambassador to Hanoi. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, speaks during a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam November 2, 2017. Picture taken November 2,2017. REUTERS/Kham A “small number” of people protected by the agreement have already been sent back, the former ambassador, Ted Osius, told Reuters in an interview. Osius said that many…

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 sending National Guard troops to Mexico border, but they won’t have contact with immigrants

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen called on Congress to tighten loopholes in the immigration system, which she said has made it impossible for the Trump administration to end the so-called catch and release practice whereby immigrants are released from detention while awaiting a trial. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the Justice Department “fully supports the efforts of the Department of Defense and Homeland Security announced today to secure our border.” “I will soon be announcing additional Department of Justice initiatives to restore legality to the southern border,” said Sessions.…

Trump sending National Guard troops to Mexico border, but they won’t have contact with immigrants

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Wednesday that Trump would be signing a proclamation to deploy the National Guard to the border. She also called on Congress to tighten loopholes in the immigration system, which she said has made it impossible for the Trump administration to end the so-called “catch and release” practice whereby immigrants are released from detention while awaiting a trial. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the Justice Department “fully supports the efforts of the Department of Defense and Homeland Security announced today to secure our…

Trump says ‘caravans’ of immigrants are headed for the U.S. What’s he talking about?

“These are families — women, children, men, too — fleeing horrific violence,” Gilman said. “They’re fleeing crime, they are not criminals.” The march was organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, which said in a release they are seeking refuge from violence and corruption. The group did not respond to a request for interview. Mexican authorities have not stopped the group as it makes it way through the country, with many seeking entry to the United States, according to Buzzfeed.  Central American migrants arrive at…

Trump says ‘caravans’ of immigrants are headed for the U.S. What’s he talking about?

“These are families, women, children, men, too, fleeing horrific violence,” Gilman said. “They’re fleeing crime, they are not criminals.” The march was organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, which said in a release they are seeking refuge from violence and corruption. The group did not respond to a request for interview. Mexican authorities have not stopped the group as it makes it way through the country, with many seeking entry to the United States, according to Buzzfeed.  Central American migrants arrive at in Ixtepec,…

Trump calls on Mexico to stop flow of immigrants

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trumpx (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says Mexico has “got to help us at the border.” Trump says a lot of people are coming into the U.S. from Mexico because they want to take advantage of a U.S. program that protects “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation. Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last year, though a federal judge has ordered the administration to continue renewing permits. Months of negotiations between the White House…

Trump says ‘NO MORE’ on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants

PALM BEACH, Fla. –  President Donald Trump declared Sunday that a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants was “NO MORE” and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed they’re coming to take advantage of protections granted certain immigrants. “NO MORE DACA DEAL!” Trump tweeted one hour after he started the day by wishing his followers a “HAPPY EASTER!” He said Mexico must “stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop…

Swedish agency nixes booklet for immigrants on child marriage

Immigration debate grips Sweden Iranian-Swedish politician Hanif Bali tells Tucker about the debate over immigration has divided Sweden, why tougher measures are needed and how a swell of immigrants in recent years have impacted the country. #Tucker A Swedish government agency has withdrawn a booklet for immigrants who are married to children after it was blasted by Swedish lawmakers for its allegedly soft approach to child marriage. The booklet, “Information for those who are married to a child” was retracted Thursday by Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare, which…