Daily Immigration News Clips – April 15, 2019

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on April 15, 2019.


Courthouse News Service Justice Department Eyes More Power for Immigration Judges
By Tim Ryan

Reuters Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change
By Yeganeh Torbati, Kristina Cooke

San Francisco Chronicle Trump's idea to send immigrants to sanctuary cities has legal, practical hurdles
By Tal Kopan

Associated Press Trump Sanctuary City Idea Could Help Migrants Stay in US

Associated Press White House: Migrants to sanctuary cities not a top choice
By Colleen Long

Reuters U.S. Mayors Decry Trump Sanctuary City Threat,' Prepared to Welcome' Migrants

The Wall Street Journal White House Fully Reviewing 'Sanctuary Cities' Idea
By Josh Mitchell

The Wall Street Journal Trump Revives Idea on 'Sanctuary Cities' Amid Stepped Up Immigration Push
By Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca Ballhaus

The New York Times Trump Says He Is Considering Releasing Migrants in 'Sanctuary Cities'
By Eileen Sullivan

The Washington Post Trump says he is giving 'strong considerations' to releasing immigrant detainees in 'sanctuary cities'
By David Nakamura , Josh Dawsey , John Wagner and Rachael Bade

The Washington Post Trump's plan to send migrant detainees to sanctuary cities draws concerns about cost, legality
By Maria Sacchetti

The Washington Post Sarah Sanders on sending migrant detainees to sanctuary cities: 'We're looking at all options'
By Felicia Sonmez and Mike DeBonis

Politico White House messaging falls in line with Trump's sanctuary cities proposal
By Quint Forgey

Politico Sarah Sanders: Sanctuary cities plan would 'spread out' immigration 'burden'
By Quint Forgey

The Hill Nadler on new Trump 'sanctuary cities' plan: 'morally repugnant and probably illegal'
By Tal Axelrod

The Hill WH spokesman: We're working with DHS, ICE to try to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities
By Rachel Frazin

The Hill Homeland Security chairman sees no way Trump's idea to transfer migrants to sanctuary cities is legal
By Chris Mills Rodrigo

The Hill GOP senator wonders if Trump is trying to 'make everybody crazy' with sanctuary cities idea
By Michael Burke

LA Times Trump's renewed immigration crackdown won't escape court scrutiny
By Kristina Davis

NBC News 'Unforgivable': Trump's days of immigration statements come under fire
By Allan Smith

Buzzfeed News Trump Is Threatening To Ship Undocumented Immigrants To Sanctuary Cities
By Hamed Aleaziz

Vox White House: We're not considering busing migrants to "sanctuary cities." Trump: Yes, we are!
By Dara Lind

The Washington Post Trump's immigration policies have been a failure. Neither he nor Democrats have much of a solution to the current problem.
By Dan Balz

The Hill Trump learns to love acting officials
By Brett Samuels

The New York Times Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His Own Officials
By Eileen Sullivan and Michael D. Shear

Politico Trump immigration shakeup lowers DHS morale
By Ted Hesson

Vice Everything that happened during Trump's immigration purge this week
By Alex Lubben

The New York Times Agreement Allows 2,700 Children in Central America to Join Parents in U.S.
By Adeel Hassan

Associated Press Migrants Break Border Gate, Force Their Way Into Mexico

The New York Times In the Rio Grande Valley, the Border Patrol Is the 'Go-To Job'
By Mitchell Ferman and Manny Fernandez

The New York Times Trump Urged Homeland Security Official to Close Border Despite an Earlier Promise of a Delay
By Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni and Eric Schmitt

El Paso Times CBP to send officers from Canada border, airports to Mexican border, including El Paso
By Daniel Borunda and Aaron Montes

Mother Jones New Government Data Shows Trump Wanted to Close the Wrong Border
By Noah Lanard

The Washington Post An 11-year-old girl could be deported because of a court error triggered by the government shutdown, attorney says
By Timothy Bella

The Hill Houston police chief hits order to deport child without family: 'Nazis enforced their laws as well'
By Morgan Gstalter

HuffPost Police Chief Rails At 'Nazis' Enforcing Laws After Girl Is Ordered Deported Without Mom
By Mary Papenfuss

Houston Chronicle Motion to be filed to set aside 11-year-old's deportation
By Ileana Najaroo

Associated Press Court Won't Immediately Stop Wait-In-Mexico Asylum Policy

Reuters Court Settlement Paves Way to Reunite Central American Children With Parents in U.S.

CNN Appeals court puts hold on order blocking policy that forces some asylum seekers to remain in Mexico
By Tammy Kupperman

Buzzfeed News Trump's Policy Forcing Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico Has Been Temporarily Allowed By A Federal Court
By Hamed Aleaziz

San Francisco Chronicle Trump's new attorney general launches fresh changes to immigration courts
By Tal Kopan

Associated Press Mexico Deports 204 Migrants Back to Honduras

The New York Times Central American Farmers Head to the U.S., Fleeing Climate Change
By Kirk Semple

Associated Press As census approaches, many Arab Americans feel left out
By Joseph Gedeon

Reuters Mexican, U.S. Business Leaders Unite to Rebuke 'Disastrous' Trump Border Closure Threats

The Wall Street Journal White House Weighs Broader Immigration Curbs
By Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca Ballhaus

The Washington Post Democrats take aim at Miller as questions persist about 'sanctuary city' targeting
By Mike DeBonis , Rachael Bade and Felicia Sonmez

The Washington Post A snapshot of where migrants go after release into the United States
By Nick Miroff and Tim Meko

Politico Sarah Sanders denies Trump said he would pardon border chief
By Quint Forgey

The Hill Congress opens door to fraught immigration talks
By Jordain Carney

The Hill Nadler wants 'the boss of everybody' Stephen Miller to testify before Congress
By Chris Mills Rodrigo

Axios Trump on his future DHS head Kevin McAleenan: "He's an Obama guy!"
By Jonathan Swan

CNN Trump told CBP head he'd pardon him if he were sent to jail for violating immigration law
By Jake Tapper

Quartz US immigrants pay billions of dollars in taxes each year
By Justin Rohrlich

The New York Times With Polls and Private Meetings, Republicans Craft Blunt Messaging to Paint Democrats as Extreme
By Jeremy W. Peters

Politico Inslee criticizes Trump's 'bombastic chaos' on immigration
By Ian Kullgren

People Everything to Know About the Sanctuary Cities Where Donald Trump May Have Detained Immigrants Live
By Joelle Goldstein

The Hill O'Rourke hits Trump on immigration: He's the 'arsonist' who seeks credit for putting out fire
By Tal Axelrod

The Wall Street Journal (Editorial) Sanctuary City Illogic

The New York Times (Editorial) Let Undocumented Immigrants Drive

The Washington Post (Editorial) The country isn't 'full' - and Trump knows it

USA Today (Opinion) My Sharpie marker might be the only thing keeping migrant mothers and children together
By Sarah Sherman-Stokes

The Washington Post (Opinion) The Trump White House sets a new standard for cynicism and callousness
By Karen Tumulty

The Washington Post (Opinion) The Trump White House's immigration paradox
By James Downie

The Washington Post (Op-Ed) I'm an immigration judge. Here's how we can fix our courts.
By Dana Leigh Marks

The Washington Post (Op-Ed) Seattle isn't afraid of immigrants, Mr. Trump
By Jenny A. Durkin

The Hill (Op-Ed) Bizarro world: Pelosi angry over Trump plan to send illegal crossers to sanctuary cities
By Nolan Rappaport

The Hill (Op-Ed) Universities should regulate the Border Patrol on campus
By Elizabeth Oglesby

CNN (Op-Ed) Julián Castro's immigration plan deserves your attention
By Raul A. Reyes

The Washington Post (Opinion) The latest Stephen Miller revelations require a tougher Democratic response
By Greg Sargent

The Washington Post (Opinion) A new low: Trump tried to use migrants as cannon fodder against Democrats
By Jennifer Rubin


New York Times She Was Forced to Marry in Bangladesh. In Brooklyn, She Made Her Escape.
By Adriana Carrana

Associated Press (Illinois) Bill Aims to Halt Immigrant Detention Center Near Chicago

Associated Press (Maryland) 2-week sit-in over police, ICE continues at Johns Hopkins

Associated Press (New Mexico) Migrants Dropped Off in New Mexico; City Asks for Donations

LA Times (Opinion) When Trump wanted to boot immigrants with temporary status, one Van Nuys firm fought back
By Steve Lopez

San Antonio Express News (Opinion) DOJ shouldn't be overseeing immigration courts, no matter how backed up they are
By Elaine Ayala