Immigration

Lawmakers Plan Two-Week Stopgap, Delaying Border Wall Standoff

Lawmakers plan to avert a shutdown at the end of the week with a two-week stopgap measure, giving the fight over border wall funding a new deadline.

The stopgap will last two weeks, bumping the deadline back from Dec. 7 to Dec. 21, according to two congressional aides.

Asylum Seeking Is About More Than Politics For These Candidates

President Donald Trump’s closing argument on the midterm election has focused on immigration and the “caravan” of refugees fleeing violence by walking toward the U.S.

For some of the candidates on the ballot in today’s election, the subject is personal; they come from families who sought shelter in America.

GOP Split Over Border-Wall Fight in Lame Duck or Next Congress

Republican lawmakers are split over what could be a lose-lose scenario: whether to set a deadline for completing funding of the government shortly before Christmas, or in January, when Democrats may have taken control of the House.

Sen. Blunt Unsure of Legality of Migrant Children Detention Plan

A key Senate Republican expressed uncertainty about the legality of a proposal from the Homeland Security and Health and Human Services departments that would lengthen the time undocumented immigrant children could be detained.

The joint proposal from the departments in a notice published Thursday would replace provisions in the 1997 Flores settlement, a legal agreement that lays out parameters for the treatment of foreign minors detained after crossing the U.S. border illegally.

Wall Funding Waits While Leaders Rush Bipartisan Spending Bills

The race to complete appropriations bills before the fiscal year ends this month is more likely to benefit Democrats than conservative Republicans, as congressional leaders plan to pass a major domestic spending bill quickly and delay efforts to secure more money for a border wall.

Officials Feel Heat From Both Parties on Family Separations

Lawmakers from both parties pressed U.S. immigration officials today on detention policies affecting children caught in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration.

Dreamer Protections in Homeland Bill Tied to More Wall Money

A bipartisan provision to give undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children a one-year reprieve was included in a House Homeland Security spending measure that also would fund President Donald Trump’s border barrier in a move that could become Congress’s substitute for a broader immigration compromise.

Trump’s Pitch for Increase in Border Funds Hits Wall in Senate

President Donald Trump’s request for more border wall funds faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where even key Republican allies doubt they have the money or the support.

Bloomberg poll: 53 percent of Americans say ‘no’ to Syrian refugee resettlement

Americans agree with Republican presidential candidates on refugees, but are divided on whether to send U.S. troops to Iraq and Syria to fight the Islamic State, according to the poll.