Letter to the Editor: Commentary on border wall has nothing to do with reality

The commentary piece written by Reid Beveridge, entitled “Playing Politics Around The Border Wall” (DSN Jan. 10, 2019), is a fairy tale that has nothing to do with reality. Although I could refute all of what he said with historical details and facts of reality let me focus on just one thing: the effectiveness of […]

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the […]

Sound Off Delaware: Immigration debate

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reacted to a recent letter by Debbie Hilton of Felton headlined “Applause for Trump on immigration issues.” • Ask yourself this, why do people have locks on their doors and fences […]

Letter to the Editor: Applause for Trump on immigration issues

Finally, perhaps there is a small light at the end of this very lengthy tunnel after all. I don’t usually watch the news or presidential speeches, or any political nonsense, but I just happened to flipping through the channels when I came across President Trump talking about the caravan of illegal immigrants trying to enter […]

In migrant caravan, kids and parents struggle with long trek

NILTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Toddlers slump in strollers bouncing across the rough asphalt, and infants only a few weeks old jiggle in their fathers’ arms. Others, limp from exhaustion and nearly too big to be carried, are slung across their mothers’ chests like sacks of grain, sweaty hair plastered to their heads. The U.N. children’s […]

Trump pledges asylum crackdown, tent cities; is it legal?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest election-season barrage against illegal immigration. Trump also said […]

Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making another hardline immigration play in the final days before the midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order an end to the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the United States to non-citizens. Most scholars think he can’t implement such a change unilaterally. With seven […]

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world’s danger zones. Up to 30,000 refugees will be […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Come in the right way

A great big round of applause to Else Adelhelm Ross on her letter in the Aug. 4, issue of the DSN. (“Legal immigration only way to enter country”). The topic of immigration has been grueling, to say the least, and nothing, absolutely nothing has been done about it. Ms. Ross came into country the legally, […]

COMMENTARY: Border security – Wall vs. principles

Consider the limited thinking that produces a concept such as “border security.” The essential assumption here is that the United States of America is primarily a physical container — three and a half million square miles of freedom and prosperity, whoopee, but the supply is limited. Sorry, have-nots, we don’t have room for you. The […]