Trump has promised to build 450 miles of wall along the border with Mexico by the end of the year. So far, the government has awarded millions of dollars in contracts for construction of 30-foot-tall barriers, along with new lighting, technology, and infrastructure. The Trump administration says it has already built 187 miles of wall. Some of it is new, but most is replacing old, much shorter barriers that officials say were not sufficient.
ICE notified the South Korean consulate and requested that they notify Ahn’s next of kin.
Almost a month after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the creation of a $125 million fund for undocumented immigrants, the first batch of payments is ready to be sent out, officials said this week.
The total of $125 million is to be shared among 150,000 people in a state where there are an estimated 3 million undocumented immigrants.
The program offers each adult $500 to be distributed through nonprofit groups in an effort to protect recipients from providing personal information that might cost them other benefits or increase their danger of being deported.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund has sued the federal government over its denial of coronavirus relief payments to U.S. citizens who are married to immigrants without social security numbers.
President Trump’s tweets often provoke strong reactions, some positive some negative. In the immigrant community here in Southern California, the President’s tweet Monday night about an immigration ban prompted head shaking, frustration but not a lot of surprises.
The president made the announcement in a tweet on Monday.
Marcos Saul Aurora Gonzalez is undocumented and therefore, ineligible for any of the federal stimulus money, up to $1,200 per adult, that is supposed to be arriving soon to roughly 60 million Americans.
A large haul of drugs, including opioids, methamphetamine and cocaine, being smuggled from Mexico to California was seized from a cross-border tunnel equipped with ventilation, lighting and an underground rail system, authorities said Tuesday.
Calling migrant detention facilities "hotbeds of contagion," a Los Angeles federal judge has ordered the government to show its efforts to release thousands of immigrant children at risk of contracting the coronavirus in ICE holding centers in California and elsewhere, according to court papers obtained Monday.
Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the virus.
A 19-year-old Guatemala woman, who was 8-months pregnant, died after falling over a section of the border barrier near El Paso.
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.
President Donald Trump took aim at Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday saying that Garcetti's efforts to "shield" undocumented immigrants "endangers the lives of the public and law enforcement" by "urging" them to "beat the system."
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Santa Ana and Orange County law enforcement officials have said they would not be doing anything to aid the Trump administration's plan to ramp up enforcement of immigration laws in so-called sanctuary cities.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted reports that the Trump administration plans to dispatch dozens of elite U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to so-called "sanctuary cities,'' including Los Angeles, to enforce immigration laws.
It turns out Mexico won't be paying for the wall after all.
Three women died and two other people were detained after federal agents were called to rescue a group who had crossed the border from Mexico illegally and got lost in frigid weather near a Southern California mountain, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said.