Immigration

Spicer: Diplomats opposed to immigration ban should ‘either get with the program or they can go’

  White House press secretary Sean Spicer had a stern message for State Department employees opposed to President Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries: “Either get with the program or they can go.” Dozens of career diplomats have signed on to a “dissent channel” document, which is a mechanism by which State Department employees […]
Trump calls Canadian prime minister after mosque attack

Trump calls Canadian prime minister after mosque attack


President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to offer his condolences after a terrorist attack left six people dead at a mosque in Quebec on Sunday night, the White House and the Canadian government said Monday. The call is Trump’s first to a foreign leader after a terrorist attack since he was sworn in as […]
Unnamed White House official on implementing travel ban: ‘It really is a massive success story.’

Unnamed White House official on implementing travel ban: ‘It really is a massive success story.’


Two days into President Trump's new ban on refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven countries, there was still mass confusion about the details. On Sunday evening, the White House organized a briefing for reporters with two senior administration officials who agreed to explain the president's executive order — but only on the condition of anonymity. One senior administration official explained […]
Priebus: Lawful permanent residents aren’t affected by Trump’s latest executive order ‘going forward’

Priebus: Lawful permanent residents aren’t affected by Trump’s latest executive order ‘going forward’


Senior administration officials on Sunday defended President Trump's move to ban the entry of all people from a group of seven predominantly Muslim countries after a weekend of intense backlash over the broadness of the executive order. Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, appeared to pull back one of the most controversial elements of the […]
Trump says immigration restrictions won’t create more anger toward the U.S.

Trump says immigration restrictions won’t create more anger toward the U.S.

With President Trump expected to sign sweeping executive orders this week that will bar Syrian refugees and impose shorter-term restrictions on all refugees and immigrants from a number of predominantly Muslim countries, there are fears that such actions could further fuel hatred of the United States and motivate Islamic State terrorists. Trump scoffed at that […]

Number of women, children from Central America illegally crossing into U.S. climbs in 2016


More women and children from Central America illegally crossed into the United States in 2016 compared with two years ago, when President Obama ordered an emergency government response to address the escalating border crisis. A total of 137,366 unaccompanied minors and families with children were apprehended by Border Patrol agents along the border with Mexico in fiscal […]

White House raises refugee target to 110,000


The Obama administration will seek to accept 110,000 refugees from around the world in fiscal 2017, according to Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Kerry briefed lawmakers Tuesday on the new goal, which is an increase from 85,000 in fiscal 2016 and 70,000 in the previous three years. It represents a 57 percent increase in […]

White House raises refugee target to 110,000


The Obama administration will seek to accept 110,000 refugees from around the world in fiscal 2017, according to Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Kerry briefed lawmakers Tuesday on the new goal, which is an increase from 85,000 in fiscal 2016 and 70,000 in the previous three years. It represents a 57 percent increase in […]
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