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Trump had 'productive' meeting with Cuomo over NY immigrant policies - official

14 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON A White House meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over New York's pro-immigrant policies was "productive," according to Trump's top homeland official.

New York governor signals possible compromise with Trump in immigration spat

13 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo indicated on Wednesday that he will make concessions to Republican President Donald Trump in a dispute over the state's pro-immigrant "sanctuary" policies.

New York threatens to sue Trump administration over access to traveler programs

08 Feb 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday threatened to sue the Trump administration over its decision to restrict New Yorkers' access to some programs that allow faster security checks at ports of entry, part of a dispute about the state's limits on cooperation with current U.S. immigration policy. | Video

Trump administration limits New Yorkers' access to travel passes

07 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration has restricted New Yorkers' access to several programs that allow faster security checks when they enter the United States, widening a dispute over a New York state law limiting cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. | Video

Trump's expanded travel ban targets Nigeria, five other countries

01 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump issued an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday that targets prospective immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries, a move that could affect thousands of people and reignite debate on whether the policy is discriminatory.

Trump vows to reverse course on deportations of Iraqi Christians

31 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump promised on Thursday during a speech in Michigan to reverse course on some deportations of Iraqi Christians whom his administration sought to remove earlier in his term, but gave no specifics.

U.S. has begun sending Brazilian migrants to Mexico to await U.S. court hearings

30 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The United States has begun sending Brazilian migrants crossing the border from Mexico back there to await their U.S. court hearings, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Wednesday.

Inside the plans for Trump's expanded travel ban

29 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to expand his travel ban to bar people from several additional countries, a move that could again reignite questions about whether the policy discriminates against Muslims.

Trump administration steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants

23 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration rolled out a new rule on Thursday that aims to limit "birth tourism" by women who enter the United States on tourist visas with the intention of obtaining citizenship for their babies born on American soil.

U.S. deports Iranian student despite ACLU efforts to block his removal

22 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. immigration officials on Monday deported an Iranian student headed to a Boston university despite efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocates to block the removal.

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