Immigration Policy Under Trump, And Sean Astin On Mental Health (May 8, 2018) – Houston Public Media

Houston Matters begins at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We examine a new report on how immigration policy and enforcement have changed during the Trump administration. The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) conducted a year-long study in 15 jurisdictions, including Houston. Also this hour: Craig Cohen talks with actor Sean Astin about mental health and how the terminology we often use can harm those effected. The actor from films like Goonies, Rudy, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy — and more recently the Netflix series…

Trump Ends Illegal Alien ‘Catch and Release’ Policy

Trump signs executive order. (Screenshot) President Donald Trump has issued an executive order ending the “Catch and Release” policy that caused apprehended illegal aliens to be released into the U.S. pending a court hearing, which many never show up for. In a statement announcing the order Friday afternoon, Trump urged congressional Democrats to put the safety of American citizens above their party’s anti-border security agenda: “Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum to take important steps to end “catch and release,” the dangerous practice whereby aliens who have…

Even without border wall funding, Trump has reshaped immigration policy

President Donald Trump’s decision Friday to sign a spending bill without significant border wall funding ensured that he won’t fulfill one of his top campaign promises before the 2018 midterms. But that’s not to say Trump hasn’t already reshaped U.S. immigration policy since taking office. The changes started almost immediately after Trump was sworn in. The president signed two executive orders in January 2017 that imposed stricter immigration enforcement measures at the border and called for an increase in the deportation of undocumented immigrants inside the U.S. Since then, immigration…

FDR Library to host forum on immigration policy on April 15

CLOSE At a naturalization ceremony held at the Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 35 individuals became new citizens. The event was hosted by the National Park Service. Alex H. Wagner/Poughkeepsie Journal The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum features President Roosevelt’s personal library of approximately 22,000 volumes which includes his literature interests as well.(Photo: Patrick Oehler/Journal file) Correction: The National Issues Forum at the FDR Library will feature a program moderator and attendees are encouraged to participate in a discussion on immigration policy.…

Haitian immigrants sue Trump over immigration policy

Haitian immigrants are reportedly suing President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE‘s administration over its immigration policies. The lawsuit — filed Thursday in New York federal court — alleges that racism played a part in the administration’s move to end the temporary protected status (TPS) for thousands of immigrants from Haiti. The immigrants claim the administration’s decision was based on “nothing but a thin pretextual smoke screen…

Haitians Sue Trump Administration Over Immigration Policy

Miami (AP) — Haitian immigrants are suing President Donald Trump and Homeland Security officials, alleging racism influenced a decision to end a program allowing them to live and work legally in the U.S. after disasters in their home country. The lawsuit filed Thursday in New York federal court is one of a handful nationwide challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. The latest case details how the Haitian-American community could be harmed if roughly 60,000 Haitians become subject…

Trump’s Immigration Policy Pushing Children Into Foster Care

Share Tweet Share Share Email tcareob72/thinkstock.com .   The struggle to reunite a Congolese woman swept up in an immigration crackdown with her little girl — and to reunite countless families like them — continues, child welfare advocates say. “Ms. L,” as she is identified in court records, was arrested and locked up in San Diego, while her 7-year-old daughter — identified in court papers as “S.S.” — was sent to an immigration holding center in Chicago. The ACLU headed a lawsuit that led to Ms. L’s release on March…