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Biden Refers to Japan, an Ally, as 'Xenophobic'
Japan, India Take Issue
With Biden Comments

Japan, India Take Issue With Biden Comments

Aide says president was trying to endorse US history of accepting immigrants

(Newser) - Japan and India on Saturday rebutted President Biden's assessment of them as "xenophobic" countries unwelcoming to immigrants. A Japanese official who declined to be named said Biden misunderstands the US ally's policies, the AP reports, while adding that the government understands the president was trying to stress...

Trump Spills Plans for Migrants, Abortion If He Gets to WH

Ex-president lays out for 'Time' what his next administration would do if he's elected again

(Newser) - Donald Trump has been spending his days of late mired in court proceedings , but he took some time out last month in Palm Beach, Florida, to chat with Eric Cortellessa for a new profile entitled "If He Wins" in Time . The former president, who wants to be the next...

Trump Wishes Immigrants From 'Nice' Places Would Come to US

'Like Denmark,' former POTUS says in echo of previous comments

(Newser) - At his wildly successful Saturday night fundraiser, Donald Trump wished aloud that more immigrants would come into the United States ... provided those immigrants are from "nice" countries, that is. Per an attendee who spoke to the New York Times , the former president gave a 45-minute talk at the posh...

New Texas Immigration Law Just Got Reblocked

Federal appeals court extends its hold on controversial SCOTUS ruling

(Newser) - Texas' controversial new immigration law—which, per a recent US Supreme Court thumbs-up, would allow state officials to arrest those they suspect of being in the US illegally, impose criminal penalties, and deport them—will remain on hold for a bit longer. Early Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 5th...

Texas Immigration Law Back on Hold Already

Federal appeals court blocked law hours after SCOTUS allowed it to take effect

(Newser) - Hours after the Supreme Court allowed Texas' controversial new immigration law to take effect, it's already back on hold. Some of the high court justices wrote an opinion indicating the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals—which earlier stayed a ruling striking down the Texas law, leading the federal...

Trump Defends 'Poisoned' Line on Migrants

In Fox interview, former president defends use of charged rhetoric

(Newser) - Donald Trump took much flak last year when he declared that migrants were "poisoning the blood of our country." Over the weekend, he amplified the sentiment, and he explained why in a Fox News interview.
  • "Why do you use words like 'vermin' and 'poisoning of

Sinema, Graham Throw Down Over Border Bill

Senators got testy over Graham's 'no' vote on bipartisan legislation

(Newser) - Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan border bill on Wednesday, and independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is steamed. On Thursday, the upper chamber voted to start working on separate $95 billion legislation regarding aid for Ukraine and Israel—which Republicans originally indicated they wanted tied to the border bill that...

Failure of Border Bill Adds Fuel to Biden Campaign
After Border Bill Fails,
Biden Looks to Make Move
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After Border Bill Fails, Biden Looks to Make Move

President is reportedly considering executive action amid GOP leadership struggles

(Newser) - After Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan border bill Wednesday, it's looking more likely that the Biden administration will move forward with plans to take executive action to deter illegal migration at the southern border. Two sources tell NBC News that the White House is considering measures that would be...

Border Bill Defeated in Senate Vote
McConnell's Vote
Kills Border Bill

McConnell's Vote Kills Border Bill

Border-foreign aid package falls well short of 60 votes in Senate

(Newser) - The border security and foreign assistance bill that a bipartisan group of senators spent months crafting failed in the Senate Wednesday after a collapse in Republican support. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had championed the bill until his fellow Republicans turned against it amid pressure from Donald Trump, cast...

Senate Border Deal Collapses
Senate Border Deal Collapses

Senate Border Deal Collapses

'We have no real chance here to make a law,' McConnell says

(Newser) - It took months of bipartisan negotiations to craft it, but the Senate border deal didn't survive long enough for House Speaker Mike Johnson to make good on his promise to declare it "dead on arrival in the House." The deal suffered what the AP calls a "...

New Border Debate Centers on the Number 5,000
New Border Flashpoint Centers
on the Number 5,000
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New Border Flashpoint Centers on the Number 5,000

Senate bill proposes a controversial threshold

(Newser) - The border deal worked out by Senate leaders of both parties appears to be doomed, and one point of contention brought up by hardline GOP opponents revolves around the number 5,000.
  • Under the plan, the Department of Homeland Security would close the border if the number of migrant encounters

Trump Leans Into Border as a Campaign Issue

Praises Texas for opposing federal Border Patrol

(Newser) - Donald Trump lavished praise Saturday on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for not allowing the Biden administration entry to remove razor wire in a popular corridor for migrants illegally entering the US. In a speech focused overwhelmingly on border security—potentially foreshadowing a big issue in the general election—Trump said...

Johnson on Border Deal: 'Dead on Arrival'

House speaker pushes back on Senate legislation on immigration, border, Ukraine aid

(Newser) - House Speaker Mike Johnson took a strong stand Friday against a bipartisan Senate deal to pair border enforcement measures with Ukraine aid , sending a letter to colleagues that aligns him with hard-line conservatives determined to sink the compromise on border and immigration policy. Johnson said the legislation would've been...

McConnell Concedes to 'Nominee' Trump on Border

Border Deal
Is Still Alive

McConnell Clarifies: Border Deal Is Still Alive

Much confusion exists over the status of the deal opposed by Donald Trump

(Newser) - It appears that Mitch McConnell isn't ready to give up on a border deal after all. Politico reports that the Senate minority leader clarified in a private party meeting on Thursday that he still wants to work out a deal on border security with Democrats linked to Ukraine aid....

SCOTUS Says Border Agents Can Cut Texas' Razor Wire

Court ruled 5-4 on emergency appeal

(Newser) - The Supreme Court sided 5-4 with the Biden administration on Monday, allowing Border Patrol agents to cut through razor wire Texas officials installed along the border to deter migrants. Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar urged the justices to "restore Border Patrol's access to the border it is charged...

Marchers Say Immigration Bill Contradicts French Values

Demonstrations across nation urge Macron to stop legislation

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people marched in the streets of cities across France on Sunday to call on President Emmanuel Macron not to sign into law tough new legislation on immigration that they say bears the footprint of the far right and betrays French values. According to the Interior Ministry,...

Biden's Immigration Shift Worries Some Democrats

Change puts president where he had long been on the issue

(Newser) - At least partly to secure support for military aid to Ukraine and Israel, President Biden has been willing recently to negotiate with congressional Republicans on immigration legislation. One result is being worked on in the Senate now, a measure that would restrict migrants' ability to claim asylum at the US-Mexico...

3 Migrant Drownings New Flashpoint in Border Debate
3 Migrant Drownings New
Flashpoint in Border Debate
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3 Migrant Drownings New Flashpoint in Border Debate

Feds accuse Texas of refusing to allow them to try to save woman, two children. Texas denies it

(Newser) - The drownings of a migrant woman and two children trying to cross from Mexico into Texas on Friday night has become the latest flashpoint in the immigration debate between Gov. Greg Abbott and the Biden administration. However, both sides have different stories about how the drownings unfolded:
  • Feds: Border Patrol

In US Immigration Courts, Case Numbers Are 'Unprecedented'

3M are currently pending and clogging the system, triple the number in 2019

(Newser) - Eight months after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States, a couple in their 20s sat in an immigration court in Miami with their three young children. Through an interpreter, they asked a judge to give them more time to find an attorney to file for asylum and not...

Tattoos Sank His Green Card, and SCOTUS May Step In

High court to review case of Salvadoran man who says he was wrongly pegged as gang member

(Newser) - For nearly a decade, a Salvadoran man has missed Christmas after Christmas in the United States with his wife—not because he doesn't want to spend it in California with her, but because he can't. Luis Asencio-Cordero has long been denied a visa from the American government, partly...

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