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Nation Oct 28Wait times for citizenship applications stretch to 2 years
More than 700,000 immigrants are waiting on applications to become U.S. citizens, a process that once typically took about six months but has stretched to more than two years in some places under the administration of President Donald Trump.
Nation Jun 29Family separations push new protesters to join immigrant activists
Immigrants who have spent years fighting to change the country's immigration system are getting newfound support from liberal activists, moms and first-time protesters motivated by a visceral narrative: President Donald Trump's administration separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico…
Politics Jun 23Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention
Immigration authorities on Friday issued a notice that they may seek up to 15,000 beds to detain families.
Nation Jun 22Immigrant families separated at the border still unsure when they’ll be reunited
Some parents separated from their children struggled to get in touch with youngsters being held in many cases hundreds of miles away, in places like New York and the Chicago area. Some said they didn't even know where their children…
Nation Jun 17Erosion of immigrant protections began with Trump inaugural
The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress.
Politics Jan 31U.S. tries to target asylum-seeker backlog by reviewing newer cases first
LOS ANGELES — The U.S. government will start reviewing more recent asylum applications ahead of older ones in a bid to stem a growing backlog of hundreds of thousands of cases, officials said Wednesday. The move aims to prevent immigrants…
Politics Sep 28Iranian Americans in limbo after Trump’s new travel rules
This is the Trump administration's third measure to limit travel following a broad ban that sparked chaos at U.S. airports in January and a temporary order issued months later that was challenged in the courts and expired last weekend.
Politics Jun 08Under Trump, old deportation orders get new life
LOS ANGELES — For years, immigrants facing deportation have been allowed to stay in the U.S. provided they show up for regular check-ins with federal deportation agents and stay out of trouble. After a brief meeting, they're usually told to…
Politics May 01Thousands of immigrants, unions march in May Day protests
While union members traditionally march on May 1 for workers' rights around the world, the day has become a rallying point for immigrants in the U.S.