New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

WASHINGTON — Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit “top talent” to the nation as he unveiled his latest efforts to reform residency laws after years of setbacks and stalemates. “We discriminate against genius,” Trump said of current policies, which he contended […]

Trump says asylum seekers should have to pay a fee to apply

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing charging asylum seekers a fee to process their applications as he continues to try to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, Trump directed his attorney general and acting homeland security secretary to take […]

Trump not looking to reinstate family separation policy

WASHINGTON — Facing bipartisan pushback, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s not looking to revive the much-criticized practice of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border. At the same time, he suggested the policy had worked to deter migrants from coming into the U.S. Last summer the administration had separated more than […]

Trump waiting on possible border closure

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s taking a wait-and-see approach on his threat to close the southern border as soon as this week. His administration is grappling with a surge of Central American migrants trying to enter the U.S., and Trump said last week he’d seal the border in the coming days if […]

Letter to the Editor: Pelosi adding to immigration problem

Nancy Pelosi now wants illegal immigrants to have the right to vote. No, absolutely not. Anyone who is not legally a part of this country has no right to vote; none. This subject should not even warrant consideration. This mindset is a huge part of why of the illegal immigration problem cannot be resolved.; because […]

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump maintained that he is not through fighting for his signature […]

Letter to the Editor: Enforce immigration system

Democrats in the recent past have already agreed to fund billions of dollars to construct a desperately needed southern border wall. The free flow of dangerous drugs, criminal and taxpayers being forced to pay to support tens of thousands of freeloading illegals must stop! To obstruct and resist the president, who is finally the only […]

Record-breaking family migration overwhelming border agency

WASHINGTON — The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said Tuesday. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the number from the same period last year. Most were families coming in ever-increasingly […]

Letter to the Editor: Illegal means just that

I read some comments in the paper about the border wall. It seems the thing that our leaders are forgetting is the word “illegal.” Everyone agrees that we always need immigrants to come to America but not illegally. The laws are there and everyone got mad when the president enforced them. It seems the Democrats […]

Letter to the Editor: A scary proposition

I have to say, that is quite a plan that Jerry Clifton proposed in his/her letter to the editor (“Solving immigration ills”) on Monday, Feb. 25. Paying average Americas for turning in people they “believe” are illegal and getting paid by the government for deportations. What could possibly go wrong with that scenario? Maybe you […]