Trump plans to ‘extract’ DNA from undocumented immigrants

Appeared in BioNews 1013 The US administration wants to allow Customs and Border Protection to collect genetic material from undocumented immigrants in government custody, according to a leaked draft policy. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told BuzzFeed News – who broke the story … Read More

1,036 migrants, with 63 unaccompanied children, become largest single group ever taken into custody at southern border

A caravan-sized group of more than 1,000 people was taken into federal custody in western Texas Wednesday after illegally crossing from Mexico into the United States, a senior Border Patrol official told the Washington Examiner. Agents encountered 1,036 people, primarily from … Read More

Trump announces escalating tariffs against Mexico, starting at 5 percent, until illegal immigrants ‘STOP’

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President Trump on Thursday abruptly announced a new 5 percent tariff on Mexicobeginning in early June, saying the levy will “gradually increase” until the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the southern border is “remedied” and illegal migrants “STOP.” “On June 10th, the United States … Read More

The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point

For years, there have been warnings that America’s immigration system was going to fail. That time may be now. Migrants in Matamoros, Mexico, line up for food donations last week as they waited to cross into Brownsville, Tex.CreditCreditIlana Panich-Linsman for … Read More

Trump, McConnell clash on closing the border

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“If we don’t make a deal with Congress, the border’s going to be closed,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday. “100 percent.” WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is “100 percent” prepared to shut … Read More

Greyhound: US Can No Longer Drop Migrants Inside Stations

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FILE – Volunteer Layal Rabat from the Phoenix Restoration Project brings water, food and diapers to Central-American women and their children dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, May 29, 2014. PHOENIX —  Greyhound Lines Inc. is no … Read More

The U.S.-Mexico border is at a ‘breaking point’ as 76,000 migrants cross in a month. Here’s what you need to know

Moises Castillo, Associated Press Hundreds of Hondurans are blocked at the border crossing in Agua Caliente, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. A caravan of Honduran migrants moved toward the country’s border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty … Read More

February had highest total of undocumented immigrants crossing U.S. border in 12 years

It is also the highest single month total since Trump was elected in November 2016. A Central American migrant who hopes to reach the United States, climbs the US-Mexico border fence in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on … Read More

Illegal immigration on pace for worst year since massive wall-building spree in 2007

New surge comprised of migrant families and children, which are a much tougher population to combat. Photo by: Gregory Bull    In this Jan. 16, 2019, image, a man uses a ladder to climb an electrical pole in a border … Read More

30 unaccompanied children were among 376 migrants who tunneled under border wall into Arizona

What do Democrats not understand about the need for border security? Around 30 unaccompanied minors were smuggled into the U.S. after tunneling beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona on Monday together with a group of over 300 Central … Read More