Letter to the Editor: Of ‘illegal’ immigrants

There is a great deal of confusion about what is an “illegal” immigrant. The need to revamp our immigration laws and the policies on enforcing those laws is glaringly obvious. People get all excited when this administration says it is cracking down on “illegal” immigrants, thinking that dangerous criminals will be getting what they deserve. […]

US to send asylum seekers back to city in Mexico

HOUSTON — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its policy requiring asylum seekers to wait outside the country to one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities, where thousands of people are already camped, some for several months. The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that it would implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in Brownsville, Texas, across […]

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at Southern border

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down immigration. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for […]

Speak Out: Immigration rallies

Hundreds of Delawareans were expected to join many more Americans nationwide Friday in rallying to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies, specifically the use of detention centers. As has been heavily reported by the national media, thousands of would-be immigrants, some of them seeking asylum, have been detained in U.S. Border Patrol facilities after being […]

Commentary: Conditions at U.S. border not a political issue

I have a 2-year-old girl named Callie. My wife walked out the door the other day and Callie wanted to go with her. My wife was in a hurry to run to the car and come back, and told me to keep Callie with me. Callie stated to cry and scream. This seems to be […]

Letter to the Editor: Earn the right to be here

It seems that absolutely nothing can be done to stop the never-ending influx of illegal immigrants. At least nothing that our irresponsible leaders are able to do. Common sense would dictate that when a country has homeless veterans, and children, their care would be top priority. Obviously, that is not happening here. On a daily […]

US poised to begin immigration enforcement operation

WASHINGTON — A nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally is expected to begin this weekend after it was postponed last month by President Donald Trump, according to two administration officials and immigrant activists. The operation, which is sparking outrage and concern among immigrant advocates, would target people with […]

DHS official defends conditions at border stations

WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday defended conditions at U.S. Border Patrol stations following reports of crowded and unsanitary conditions that have heightened debate about President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, a trademark issue for his reelection campaign. “It’s an extraordinarily challenging situation,” McAleenan told ABC’s “This Week.” The Homeland Security Department’s […]

Speak Out: ‘Distaste for immigrants’

Readers reacted to a recent letter by Bill Clemens where he discussed what he perceives as the administration’s ‘distaste for immigrants’.” • I call BS on someone who thinks it’s OK that there are Americans “who lack the basics,” therefore we are unable to provide aid to those who come to us legally, for asylum. […]

Trump says officials working on holiday on census dispute

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said administration officials were working on Independence Day in hopes of finding a way to have the 2020 census include a citizenship question even though the government has begun the process of printing the questionnaire without it. “So important for our Country that the very simple and basic ‘Are you […]