Talk:Donald Trump achievements: Immigration and border security (2019)

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Here are 5 America First immigration promises that Trump should keep this year: [1] This will be a good reference going forward. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:12, 2 January 2019 (EST)

Remittences increased in 2018, so hopefully, Trump will take action to combat it: [2] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:48, 3 January 2019 (EST)
Another good article on what could happen with immigration this year: [3] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:14, 4 January 2019 (EST)
I think Ann Coulter is a bt too harsh on Trump, but her most recent article does make a good point noting where Trump has pretty clearly broken some promises, such as signing an order to end birthright citizenship: [4] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:59, 21 February 2019 (EST)
More on the whole birthright citizenship thing: [5] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:10, 22 February 2019 (EST)
Very interesting article discussing how the Trump Administration has underperformed on advancing a conservative immigration agenda -- it's from Politico but seems accurate and interviews some actual conservatives: [6] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:31, 27 February 2019 (EST)
This book, Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration, which is supposed to come out in October, seems interesting, despite being written by people who are obviously not supportive of his policies. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:11, 8 March 2019 (EST)
Great tweet thread by Ryan James Girdusky explaining how the Trump Administration (and Congress) have done poorly on immigration: [7] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:47, 15 March 2019 (EDT)
In a Daily Caller interview, Stephen Miller stated that many executive orders are on their way and that the administration is reviewing federal law for more: 1,2 Hopefully, this will actually happen as he stated. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:03, 2 April 2019 (EDT)
A second emergency declaration seems like a great place to start, and hopefully, the Trump Administration will heed this advice: [8] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:26, 2 April 2019 (EDT)
Three good and important steps recommended by Kris Kobach on how to solve the migrant crisis without needing Congress: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:17, 7 April 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is moving forward with some new policies, how that the DHS's leadership had been changed -- I'll follow these the best I can: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:43, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Some more good suggestions: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:03, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Hopefully, the White House will restrict remittances as reported: [9] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:47, 10 April 2019 (EDT)
The importance of E-Verify in any immigration deal: [10] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:33, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
The article claims to track Trump's progress on immigration issues, though I'm not adding it, at least for now, since it labels several actions as "blocked" even though no court has ruled on them, or because lower courts rather than the Supreme Court have ruled on them: [11] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:38, 21 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump is expected to invoke the Insurrection Act to deport illegals: 1,2,3,4 In the meantime, there are numerous laws that Trump hasn't used yet: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:13, 21 May 2019 (EDT)
More ideas that Trump should use: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:59, 31 May 2019 (EDT)
The administration will reportedly make some strong decisions soon: [12] Hopefully, these will actually happen. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:00, 29 June 2019 (EDT)
Cuccinelli stated that the Trump Administration is looking at additional immigration actions to take in the next few months: [13] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:29, 7 July 2019 (EDT)
Great op-ed on Trump's authority he could use to unilaterally secure the border: [14] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:01, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
This "AP Analysis" is obviously based (why I'm not ading it to the article), but it's still somewhat interesting to read: [15] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:42, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he's again seriously considering ending birthright citizenship: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Also, the administration is considering allowing states and cities to reject refugees if they don't want them: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:20, 21 August 2019 (EDT)
The administration is actively looking for ways to end birthright citizenship for anchor babies, according to Stephen Miller: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 25 August 2019 (EDT)

Great statements, 2019

At his first cabinet meeting in 2019, Trump defended border walls: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:14, 2 January 2019 (EST)

Trump called the widow of a CA police officer killed by an illegal alien: [16] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:17, 3 January 2019 (EST)
More great statements, using Obama and Clinton's words against them: 1,2,3 Other good statements: [17] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:00, 6 January 2019 (EST)
Trump has an effective counter-argument to the Left's claim that border walls are somehow "outdated": [18] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:53, 9 January 2019 (EST)
Not a statement, but it was great when Trump visited the southern border today: [19] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:30, 10 January 2019 (EST)
It's good that Trump is calling the massive levels of illegal immigration (breaking U.S. law) an invasion: [20] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:57, 11 January 2019 (EST)
Nice -- Trump has quotes Pat Buchanan on the need for a border wall, a significant improvement in their relations since around 1999: [21] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:49, 14 January 2019 (EST)
Trump pointed out how much walls are used around the world: [22] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:51, 16 January 2019 (EST)
More statements by Trump: [23] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:14, 16 January 2019 (EST)
Trump acknowledged the story of how prayer rugs are being found near the southern border: [24] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:36, 18 January 2019 (EST)
Trump is continuing to stand strong on the shutdown: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:33, 22 January 2019 (EST)
More great statements today, on voter fraud and the cost of illegal immigration: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:53, 27 January 2019 (EST)
Another good statement, on using soldiers to secure the border, until (hopefully) the wall is built: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:05, 5 February 2019 (EST)
Good that Trump is speaking out against the Democrat proposal to reduce the number of beds for ICE detainees: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:39, 11 February 2019 (EST)
More great statements, stating he will never abolish ICE: [25] Also, on the wall's effectiveness: [26] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:40, 12 February 2019 (EST)
Trump is learning not to be so trusting of the GOP establishment: [27] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:17, 16 February 2019 (EST)

Great new slogan: Build a wall and crime will fall": 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:01, 23 January 2019 (EST)

President Trump made some good statements in a Breitbart News interview today, voicing his opposition to letting in migrants who need welfare: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:32, 11 March 2019 (EDT)
Great statements by Trump on the wall and fentanyl: [28] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:18, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
Trump threatened again to close the southern border, and he criticized Central American countries for not helping the situation despite U.S. aid: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:11, 28 March 2019 (EDT)
More great statements, criticizing Mexico and threatening to close the border next week: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:35, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
In addition to his threat to close the border with Mexico, Trump is criticizing the U.S.'s weak immigration laws: [29] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:13, 30 March 2019 (EDT)
Some good comments on the U.S. Census question and asylum laws: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:53, 1 April 2019 (EDT)
While Trump seems to be backing down slightly on closing the border (he doesn't seem to be threatening to do it this week anymore), his comments still are great, such as his statement that security is more important than trade: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:26, 2 April 2019 (EDT)
Trump retreated from his threat to close the border, though he's now giving Mexico a one-year deadline and is also threatening auto tariffs: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:01, 4 April 2019 (EDT)
I think Tom Rogan is right, at least to an extent, that Trump makes statements that he doesn't follow through on: [30] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:53, 4 April 2019 (EDT)
More great statements on Mexico, immigration, and the border: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:56, 5 April 2019 (EDT)
Good statements by Trump criticizing the character of many asylum seekers: [31] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:36, 7 April 2019 (EDT)
Good that Trump is meeting with supporters who live along the border to talk illegal immigration: [32] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:19, 11 April 2019 (EDT)
Some more good statements from Trump regarding closing the border, sending troops there, and Mexico's disarming of U.S. troops on U.S. soil: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:52, 24 April 2019 (EDT)
More statements by Trump on immigration and the border crisis: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:32, 28 April 2019 (EDT)
Great criticisms of Mexico and its unhelpfulness in helping solve the illegal immigration crisis -- Trump stated he would respond, so hopefully, this will happen soon: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:13, 21 May 2019 (EDT)
Some great statements by Trump and his advisors speaking out against Mexico's failure to stop illegal immigration, plus Mexico's decision to send its foreign minister to solve the problem: 1,2,3,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:17, 31 May 2019 (EDT)
Some more good statements by Trump regarding his tariffs on Mexico: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:23, 4 June 2019 (EDT)
Some more statements by Trump on the migrant crisis: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:15, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
Great for Trump to note Australia's successful anti-illegal immigration policy: [33] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:18, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
Some more statements by Trump defending conditions in detention centers for illegal migrants, including stating that the problem would be solved if Congress acts or if the migrants don't come in the first place: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:00, 14 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump is speaking out again against voter fraud: [34] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:20, 23 July 2019 (EDT)
A left-wing think-tank has admitted that Trump's immigration statements are effective: [35] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:11, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump is calling for voter ID laws: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:33, 13 August 2019 (EDT)
Decent statements by Trump regarding a DACA deal: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:21, 6 September 2019 (EDT)

Some good statements by Secretary Nielsen on the border crisis: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:12, 6 March 2019 (EST)

More good statements by Nielsen: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:17, 18 March 2019 (EDT)
Some other decent statements by DHS officials that I haven't added to the article: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:03, 4 April 2019 (EDT)
Some decent statements by AG Barr on the southern border: [36] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:26, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Some great comments by Pat Shanahan on the southern border; [37] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:22, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Some more good statements by Trump officials: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:52, 29 April 2019 (EDT)
Some decent statements by McAleenan on illegal migrant detention conditions: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:30, 7 July 2019 (EDT)
Decent statements by Pence: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:31, 13 July 2019 (EDT)
Tom Homan isn't a member of the Trump Administration anymore, but he made some strong comments at a congressional testimony the other day: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:53, 13 July 2019 (EDT)
Some decent statements by Ken Cuccinelli: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:00, 14 July 2019 (EDT)
Some more decent statements by McAleenan: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:13, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Statements by Trump Administration officials on recent ICE raids in Mississippi: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:06, 11 August 2019 (EDT)
More good statements by Cuccinelli: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:49, 14 August 2019 (EDT)

Not a good statement, but Trump seems reluctant to support E-Verify: [38] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:06, 20 May 2019 (EDT)

Maybe not a good thing, but Trump and his administration have been mostly silent on a positive asylum rule change it recently made: [39] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 22 July 2019 (EDT)

Defense Department

The DHS is requesting additional soldiers along the border with Mexico: 1,2 Hopefully, the Defense Department will receive an even greater role in securing the border. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:54, 3 January 2019 (EST)

In addition to stating that the partial government shutdown could last for months or years, Trump stated he could declare a national emergency to allow the DoD to build some border barriers: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:50, 4 January 2019 (EST)
Good articles on whether Trump can build a wall because of a national emergency: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:27, 5 January 2019 (EST)
The DoD is reportedly drafting an order that would allow Trump to unilaterally build the wall on the border, and it is expected to grant the DHS's request of a troop extension: [40] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:02, 8 January 2019 (EST)
The Army Corps of Engineers has reportedly begun preparing to build the wall: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:47, 11 January 2019 (EST)
Another conservative article on the constitutionality of declaring a national emergency to build the wall, though it opposes using a national emergency for this: [41] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:49, 14 January 2019 (EST)
Yet another article on Trump authority to build a wall,[42] and it looks like the Trump Administration is preparing an emergency declaration to build the wall: [43] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:29, 24 January 2019 (EST)
According to the Congressional Research Service, Trump can build the wall without declaring a state of emergency: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:20, 25 January 2019 (EST)
Shanahan stated that the DoD is planning on sending more soldiers to the border: [44] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:00, 29 January 2019 (EST)
Some more (overflow) sources on the most recent border deployment: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:22, 2 February 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration moved 250 soldiers from Arizona to Texas to prepare for more migrant caravans: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:41, 7 February 2019 (EST)
The Trump Administration and the State of Texas have lined up 100 police cars as a migrant caravan approaches: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:46, 10 February 2019 (EST)
California's left-wing governor announced he would withdraw the state's National Guard troops from the border, right after New Mexico's left-wing governor announced the same: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:39, 11 February 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on how the military could build the wall with Trump's national emergency declaration: [45] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:50, 15 February 2019 (EST)
Shanahan and Dunford toured the southern border to determine what the Pentagon should do to help the DHS secure the border -- separate projects from the national emergency delcaration: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:51, 23 February 2019 (EST)
Interesting example of how the military is helping Border Patrol agents: [46] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:32, 26 February 2019 (EST)
Residents of Tijuana (Mexico) are stealing the concertina wire placed along the border barriers by the DHS because of crime in the city -- city officials stated they had arrested 15-20 people for stealing the wire: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:29, 20 March 2019 (EDT)
The DoD and DHS are creating a joint, multi-year plan for the border: [47] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:05, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
Shanahan is visiting the border again: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:56, 11 May 2019 (EDT)
The DHS asked the Pentagon for more help at the border, this time apparently regarding tents for migrants and other similar supplies: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:37, 12 May 2019 (EDT)
The DHS also asked the DoD to build 6 more tent cities at the border: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:03, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
The military troops along the border will reportedly begin painting some portions of the wall to improve their appearance: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 02:30, 7 June 2019 (EDT)
The MSM really distorted (aka. fake news) this report -- it's actually a special type of paint used to prevent illegals from climbing over the wall: [48] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:37, 10 June 2019 (EDT)

Trump said he may need to call more military troops to the border: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:01, 10 April 2019 (EDT)

Shanahan just stated the same thing: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:45, 12 April 2019 (EDT)
The DoD might also increase its involvement along the southern border in other ways such as building tent cities: [49] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 12 April 2019 (EDT)
Article on some of the sources of the DoD's $1.5 billion for the wall: [50] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:24, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is considering using Fort Benning to house illegal minors: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:58, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
More news on potential housing of illegal minors on military bases: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 01:49, 8 June 2019 (EDT)
The DHS is requesting, to the DoD, an additional 1,000 National Guard troops from Texas: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 8 July 2019 (EDT)
Illegal migrant children won't be housed at Fort Sill, the HHS stated: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:23, 27 July 2019 (EDT)
More on this general topic: [51] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:24, 28 August 2019 (EDT)

Foreigners/Immigrants in the military

The Pentagon is reportedly going to increase its vetting/scrutinizing of foreigners in the military: [52] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:15, 16 January 2019 (EST)

Building the wall

The DOJ is hiring attorneys who will help take property to build the wall on: [53] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:37, 17 January 2019 (EST)

Interesting WaPo article looking at the southern border: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:41, 21 January 2019 (EST)
Interesting WSJ article looking at the existing types of fencing/barriers: [54] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:38, 5 February 2019 (EST)
Another interesting article looking at the existing border fencing: [55] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:18, 6 April 2019 (EDT)
Fortunately, two courts have ruled in favor of Trump being able to build the wall in just the past few days: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 To be clear, there have been similar rulings like these earlier in Trump's presidency. Also, another source on this general topic: [56] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:59, 11 February 2019 (EST)
Some info, including the provisions, of the border security deal made by Democrats and Republicans: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,28,29,30,31,32,33,34 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:45, 13 February 2019 (EST)
An MSM article on Trump's history with the border wall: [57] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:19, 14 February 2019 (EST)
Assuming the courts will allow Trump to use the national emergency route, he will have up to $21 billion at his disposal: [58] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:18, 14 February 2019 (EST)
Other articles on the bill Trump signed and the national emergency: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:50, 16 February 2019 (EST)
Interesting article discussing where exactly Trump could likely build the wall: [59] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:29, 17 February 2019 (EST)
This articles makes way too much of a recent tweet Trump made of building the wall, but it's still somewhat interesting to read, which is why I am noting it here: [60] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:25, 23 February 2019 (EST)
More on the national emergency and the media's treatment of it: [61] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:24, 6 March 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting idea for an "energy wall" along the border with Mexico that could also reduce immigration (possibly, assuming border security is part of it: [62] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:18, 8 March 2019 (EST)
More statements by Trump of the national emergency and on the pending Senate vote: [63] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:03, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on the current state of the border wall structures on the border, though it's only an overview article and barely mentions the Trump Administration's actions: [64] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:22, 10 May 2019 (EDT)
Some extra articles related to border wall construction: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 02:44, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
Here are some good images (which I won't use) showing portions of the wall being built or replaced: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:43, 8 September 2019 (EDT)

I already posted these links above, but these are good articles discussing the constitutionality of Trump's national security action and of the National Emergencies Act: 1,2,3,4,5,6 It appears that the bill allows Trump to use these funds, but the bill itself violates the Constitution. Either the Supreme Court should strike down the entire National Emergencies Act or side with Trump's action. --1990'sguy (talk) 00:17, 16 February 2019 (EST)

More on this: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:53, 16 February 2019 (EST)
Decent op-ed on the general topic: [65] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:21, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
Predictably, the Senate voted against the national emergency: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:06, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
Some great examples of why Trump's national emergency declaration is entirely reasonable: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:16, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
Shanahan missed the deadline to make a list of projects to cut funding from for the wall: 1,2 Meanwhile, Trump may send a volunteer emergency response team to the border,[66] and administration officials are considering what seems to be a great contractor to build the wall, using an innovative and less expansive method: [67] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:47, 15 March 2019 (EDT)
Interesting analysis of the Senate GOP's defection from Trump in the national emergency delcaration vote: [68] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:18, 15 March 2019 (EDT)
The DoD finally released the list of projects to potentially cut: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:31, 18 March 2019 (EDT)
This is reportedly where the DHS wants to build the wall: [69] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:13, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
Conservative support for a wall has reached 99%: [70] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:16, 4 April 2019 (EDT)
The first construction contracts for the wall portions funded through the national emergency delcaration are expected to be awarded this week: [71] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:43, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
The Pentagon is still deciding which military construction projects to suspend to get money for building the wall: [72] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 12 April 2019 (EDT)
Some of this article is ridiculous, such as the claim that Trump wants people to commit crimes to build the wall, but the article's description of the wall's aesthetics is interesting: [73] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:55, 28 August 2019 (EDT)
Some illegals just go to where the wall ends and walk around it -- that's why we need more miles of wall: [74] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:32, 2 September 2019 (EDT)
The WH is asking for more wall money: [75] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:40, 4 September 2019 (EDT)

Federal agencies appear to deny that they had any contact/approval of We Build the Wall's activity: [76] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:59, 30 May 2019 (EDT)

More on this: [77] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:19, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
Some of the "We Build the Wall" border wall construction (some rocks, not the wall itself) went into Mexico's territory: [78] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:22, 26 July 2019 (EDT)

The northern border, with Canada, also needs to be secured despite not seeing as much illegal immigration: [79] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:30, 23 August 2019 (EDT)

Visas and foreign workers

Trump is OK with keeping good foreign workers in the country: [80] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:50, 4 January 2019 (EST)

Trump stated that he would try to fnd a path to citizenship for people with H-1B visas -- a worrysome sign, depending on the specifics of such a provision: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:33, 11 January 2019 (EST)
Some conservatives (and others) are not happy at all about this: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:30, 15 January 2019 (EST)
Interesting settlement between au pair workers and the State Department -- the CIS sees it as a step in the right direction, but it also sees several problems with it: [81] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:33, 16 January 2019 (EST)
Labor Secretary Acosta has called for reforming the low-skill immigration system: [82] Because of the article paywall, I don't know what type of "reform" he's advocating for. --1990'sguy (talk) 09:32, 18 January 2019 (EST)
Another statement by Trump about foreign workers: [83] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:36, 18 January 2019 (EST)
People with H-1B visas can now be processed faster again: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:58, 31 January 2019 (EST)
Decent article discussing the problems of foreign workers: [84] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:54, 14 February 2019 (EST)
Jared Kushner is leading an effort to create policy proposals that will increase legal immigration -- probably the clearest sign yet that the Trump Administration is retreating from its America First position: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:39, 22 February 2019 (EST)
Certain employers are predictably pushing for more H-2b visas: [85] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:09, 27 February 2019 (EST)
Congress apparently wants to giv 70,000 work permits to Chinese people despite the obvious security risks from Chinese spying and stealing American technology: [86] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:58, 4 March 2019 (EST)
Somewhat interesting article on the EB-5 visa: [87] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:02, 30 March 2019 (EDT)
The economy is doing well and wages are rising, but big businesses want foreign workers so they don't have to give American workers wage increases: [88] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:08, 5 April 2019 (EDT)
Kushner stated that increasing American wages is Trump's highest immigration priority -- a good sign: [89] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:01, 24 April 2019 (EDT)
The agriculture industry's conflict with Kushner's plan, with the former wanting more low-wage migrants: [90] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:54, 29 April 2019 (EDT)
The plan won't decrease overall immigration, which is unfortunate, though it apparently won't increase it either: [91] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:10, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
This article discusses legislative efforts to increase the visa cap: [92] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:09, 7 September 2019 (EDT)

Officials (either career or Trump Administration officials) want more tourists and are trying to expand the visa waiver program as a result -- and they want to change the program's name to make it easier for Congress to accept such changes: [93] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:31, 2 March 2019 (EST)

The State Department apparently is considering allowing Indian students to come to the U.S. and enroll in community colleges: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:47, 10 March 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article about a golf course superintendent and the H-2B visa caps -- while he opposes the caps, the article implicitly shows that limiting the visas provides additional job opportunities for Americans: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:35, 27 April 2019 (EDT)
Some good news -- a Labor Department judge rejected a request for hundreds of foreign workers on the island of Saipan: [94] This seems like a rather obscure example (as the author admits), so I probably won't add it to the article, but this is good news nonetheless. --1990'sguy (talk) 03:05, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
Some bad news -- Congress is trying to give Green Card handouts to foreign workers: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:12, 10 July 2019 (EDT)
Foreginers buying homes in the U.S. have dropped significantly, which might be good, but too ambiguous/insignificant to add to the article, as I see it: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:01, 17 July 2019 (EDT)
An interesting situation happening with the DHS's EB-5 visa rule -- it's not going through as it should, which seems like a bad thing: [95] Meanwhile, a worrysome visa regulation from the Labor Department: [96] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:30, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
This isn't significant also also related to foreign policy/democracy promotion, but the U.S. imposed visa restrictions on some Nigerians that the U.S. claimed were "violating democracy" in the country: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 23 July 2019 (EDT)
Interesting (and good, though doesn't seem particularly significant) executive branch judicial decision on foreign workers: [97] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 5 September 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on a "chilling effect" on migrants applying for government benefits because of the public charge rule, though the article doesn't seem appropriate to add, partially because it focuses on personal, individual stories of people: [98] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:29, 6 September 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on H-1B visa applications from India: [99] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:03, 8 September 2019 (EDT)

Potential good rule

The DHS sent what appears to be a good proposal -- which bans the use of H-4 work permits for the spouses of workers with H-1B visas -- to the White House to review: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Since the White House could still reject it, I will not add this yet to the article, but if it accepts the rule and publishes it in the Federal Register, it must be added. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 22 February 2019 (EST)

Interesting article discussing several proposed/planned rules that are supposed to limit foreign workers: [100] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:31, 27 February 2019 (EST)
I don't know whether this will be good or bad, but the Labor Department is proposing holding a lottery for H-2B visas, which would presumably help manage the system better: [101] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:44, 27 February 2019 (EST)
It looks like Trump rejected Kushner's plan to increase legal immigration and the administration is now looking to adopt a plan more in line with Trump's 2016 campaign agenda: [102] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:18, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
The DOJ might dramatically expand the number of legal migrants eligible for deportation based on their reliance on government benefits -- the "Reuters" article states that this is a draft regulation that may or may not become official, so hopefully, it will: [103] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:44, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
The DHS apparently wasted its time clarifying the policy for a very specific/minor visa when it could have focused on more important/significant matters: [104] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:47, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
The H-4 visa termination proposal apparently took one step closer to being realized, though it's still experiencing delays and still uncertain: 1,2,3,4,5,6 Apparently, the OIRA's acting administrator, is delaying/obstructing the rule: [105] --1990'sguy (talk) 03:16, 3 June 2019 (EDT)
More on the H-4 spouse rule -- this article states that even without it, the USCIS may take some steps to prevent them from working because of a lawsuit: [106] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:08, 15 June 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. may cap H-1B visas for countries that force U.S. companies to store data in those countries -- that would be a good move, if implemented: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:41, 19 June 2019 (EDT)
More on what appear to be reported or insignificant USCIS actions: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:57, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on some actions on student visas taken by the Trump Administration so far: [107] These seem relatively significant, but they are good either way. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:05, 17 July 2019 (EDT)

The administration may crack down on countries with high visa overstay rates: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:39, 14 April 2019 (EDT)

The DOJ sent a rule to the White House of giving appellate immigration courts more power, which seems like a good move -- the White House needs to approve it: 1,2,3,4,5 I'm tempted to add it now, but I should probably add it only after its approval, like the H-4 rule above. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:16, 17 April 2019 (EDT)

This is a proposed piece of legislation, but Trump proposed a bill for Congress dealing with both border security and legal immigration: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:20, 16 July 2019 (EDT)

Immigration enforcement actions

This op-ed article briefly discusses some actions (before this year) to combat illegal migrants in the country's interior: [108] I either added some of these things, or they don't seem significant enough to add, but this op-ed is still helpful. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:23, 12 January 2019 (EST)

This article's wording is biased against the Trump Administration and private prisons, but private prisons are helping the Trump Administration detain illegals: [109] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:32, 18 January 2019 (EST)
The DHS is recalling several hundred employees to continue dong legal immigration enforcement tasks: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:52, 21 January 2019 (EST)
Unfortunately, the DHS appears to have some staffing shortage problems: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:54, 27 January 2019 (EST)
The shutdown, especially without a wall, hasn't been good for the migration situation on the southern border: 1,2 Meanwhile, illegal immigrants are increasingly crossing the border in rural areas (where there isn't any strong border security): [110] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:05, 29 January 2019 (EST)
This is a report from what appears to be a left-wing organization, but it's still worth sharing it here: [111] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:11, 30 January 2019 (EST)
The CBP announced it made its largest fentanyl catch: [112] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:49, 1 February 2019 (EST)
Interesting article on the DHS's fake college used to catch people breaking U.S. immigration law -- interesting to read, though it's more about the writer's interaction with this event rather than the event/incident itself: [113] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:21, 1 February 2019 (EST)
A somewhat interesting article related the Trump Administration's "return to Mexico" policy: [114] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:32, 1 February 2019 (EST)
The Border Patrol is having trouble hiring new officers: [115] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:01, 11 February 2019 (EST)
ICE arrested two millionaire illegals from Ecuador (who donated to Obama's 2012 presidential campaign): [116] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:14, 16 February 2019 (EST)
The U.S. wants to build a large migrant center in El Paso: [117] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:18, 18 February 2019 (EST)
More on asylum seekers staying in Mexico rather than the U.S.: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:18, 18 February 2019 (EST)
Border Patrol agents apparently are not doing a good job at combatting illegal migration and smuggling: [118] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:03, 6 March 2019 (EST)
ICE is holding over 50,000 detainees, a record high: [119] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:12, 9 March 2019 (EST)
Some conservative border ranchers believe the Trump Administration isn't doing so good a job at securing the border as they'd hoped: [120] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:14, 10 March 2019 (EDT)
More on the Border Patrol's struggle to retain officers: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:58, 24 April 2019 (EDT)
Decent op-ed, by ICE's acting director, on how ICE helps protect Americans: [121] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:51, 24 August 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat related, CBP is helping with the response to Hurricane Dorian: [122] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:04, 1 September 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article related to immigration proceedings and their problems under the current system: [123] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:27, 5 September 2019 (EDT)

There were some rumors that the DHS would expand its "Remain in Mexico" policy yesterday, but it is apparently (at least) postponing it, unfortunately: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:05, 2 March 2019 (EST)

More on the "Remain in Mexico" policy: [124] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:01, 2 March 2019 (EST)
The HHS hasked the Pentagon for space for 5,000 illegal minors: [125] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:14, 6 March 2019 (EST)
ICE is using license plate data to help its law enforcement activities: [126] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:19, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
The DHS apparently isn't enforcing its Optional Practical Training program well, because of lack of funding: [127] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:55, 22 March 2019 (EDT)
More on the "return to Mexico" policy: [128] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:42, 22 March 2019 (EDT)
The DHS will request that Congress give it authority to deport unaccompanied illegal minors: [129] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:16, 28 March 2019 (EDT)
Thomas Homan is suggesting not participating in the immigration court system, as the Obama Administration did, a suggestion that actually seems like a good idea considering how worthless the immigration courts (part of the executive branch for some reason) are: [130] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:43, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
ICE is still having serious trouble hiring new agents: [131] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:03, 4 April 2019 (EDT)
This article states that ICE is not properly implementing Trump's January 25, 2017, executive order as it relates to the 287(g) program: [132] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:32, 6 April 2019 (EDT)
An article on the closing of border checkpoints -- it tends to focus too much on the economic aspect rather than the security aspect of the situation, which is why I'll probably not add it to the article: [133] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:48, 7 April 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on the border crisis: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:41, 7 April 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration charged a dozen illegals for identity theft of U.S. citizens: [134] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:43, 23 April 2019 (EDT)
The DHS is reportedly trying to quickly implement a plan to have Border Patrol officials act as asylum officials: [135] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:47, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
Leftist opposition to the policy of not giving citizenship to marijuana workers: [136] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:47, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
The administration is considering focusing on deporting families rather than violent criminals, which hopefully will be effective at controlling the mass levels of illegal immigration to at least some extent: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:39, 10 May 2019 (EDT)
ICE had spent over $1 million on iPhone hacking technology: [137] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:39, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
Because of the diversion of CBP agents to the border, the agency is canceling some Global Entry interviews and making it harder pass the program in a reasonable amount of time: [138] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:31, 22 June 2019 (EDT)

Trump is considering sending emergency disaster workers to help at detention centers: [139] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:48, 21 March 2019 (EDT)

Trump stated that he will not restart the policy of separating illegal minors from their parents, and he blamed the Obama Adminstration for the policy: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:24, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
The CBP is deploying 100 agents from various parts of the U.S. to the southern border to help reduce wait lines at ports of entry: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:39, 11 April 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on how the Trump Administration is changing privacy laws for illegals, which seems like a good thing, though probably too insignificant to add to the article: [140] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:26, 22 April 2019 (EDT)
The DHS might release a rule to speed up deportations: [141] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:06, 25 April 2019 (EDT)
The DHS is requesting more money from Congress to help handle the border crisis: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:33, 30 April 2019 (EDT)
The DHS will run ut of money very soon: [142] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:55, 10 May 2019 (EDT)
The Border Patrol wants to build another tent city: [143] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:32, 11 May 2019 (EDT)
The CBP relocated agents from the northern border to the southern border to deal with the crisis there: [144] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:12, 12 May 2019 (EDT)
Extra articles, on ICE's recent marriage fraud crackdown and the "Remain In Mexico" policy: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:08, 14 May 2019 (EDT)
The DHS is reportedly encouraging cybersecurity employees to travel to the border to help its efforts there: [145] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:01, 18 May 2019 (EDT)
A somewhat interesting article on business reactions (those that hire illegals) to the SSA's "no-match" letters: [146] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:53, 20 May 2019 (EDT)
The DHS is considering using $3 million in loose change in airports to fund border security operations: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:26, 21 May 2019 (EDT)
ICE wants to implement its DNA testing program at seven locations at the border: [147] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:23, 29 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he will make a dramatic statement on the border tomorrow: 1,2,3,4,5,6 Hopefully, the action will be strong and will happen very soon. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:05, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
With border agents stationed in other areas of the border to deal with illegal immigration, trade to El Paso has fallen because of longer waiting times: [148] --1990'sguy (talk) 03:07, 4 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that ICE will soon begin deporting millions of illegals: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:51, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
More on this, including ICE's statements saying it will do what it can to deport illegals, and difficulties in a major push: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:31, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
ICE is reportedly planning on starting its deportation operation on Sunday, though not all the details are finalized yet: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:58, 21 June 2019 (EDT)
More on this: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:36, 21 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump announced he would delay the planned deportations for two weeks in order to find an asylum/immigration deal with Democrats -- it's worrying that he chose to delay the deportations of people who were already ordered to be deported, so hopefully, something good will come of this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:10, 22 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated that a deal with Democrats is not likely, though it's still worth the try: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:30, 23 June 2019 (EDT)
The two-week period is up, and it looks like the raids will take place: [149] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:58, 6 July 2019 (EDT)
The raids will reportedly begin on Sunday: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:41, 11 July 2019 (EDT)
Extra, and potentially useful, sources on the ICE raids which I won't add to the article: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:05, 14 July 2019 (EDT)

The CBP and FDA have an agreement to stop harmful drugs from entering the country through the mail: 1,2,3,4 There's very little sourcing on this, and none so far that I think is satisfactory to add, so for now, I won't add it to the article. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:48, 6 April 2019 (EDT)

Some interesting articles on the USCIS and legal immigration enforcement: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 03:02, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
Because the Trump Organization is now using E-Verify, firings of illegals has significantly increased: [150] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:02, 24 May 2019 (EDT)
Some good efforts by an Arizona sheriff to fight illegal immigration and drug cartels: [151] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:37, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
The DOJ is considering ending in-court interpreters for illegal migrants and replacing them with a video explaining their rights: [152] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:55, 3 July 2019 (EDT)
This article (which takes a negative stance on this) attributes this move to the administration's deregulatory agenda: [153] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:52, 12 July 2019 (EDT)
Left-wing activists are trying to gt hotals to stop helping ICE in its enforcement duties in any way: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:20, 21 July 2019 (EDT)
Some extra and potentially useful articles on the deportation enforcement rule the administration announced today: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:34, 22 July 2019 (EDT)
Ankle monitors are not ideal but have some positive impact: [154] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:42, 13 August 2019 (EDT)
ICE reportedly shut down a hotline for detained migrants to find a lawyer soon after it was publicized on a TV show: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:11, 23 August 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article about a blimp program that nearly ended smuggling drugs into the U.S. by plane (this program existed long before Trump took office): [155] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:06, 26 August 2019 (EDT)
Facebook doesn't like the DHS's decision to use fake social media accounts: [156] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:43, 3 September 2019 (EDT)
Decent article discussing how E-Verify is effective: [157] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:17, 9 September 2019 (EDT)

Bill Barr has begun reviewing two immigration cases to clarify the government's policy on altered convictions, something which would help the administration's immigration policy: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:36, 30 May 2019 (EDT)

The Trump Administration is considering establishing temporary courts along the border: 1,2 Meanwhile, ICE's final rule on the Flores court settlement will go into effect in September: [158] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:06, 26 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump is considering limiting a program that protects illegal family members of U.S. soldiers from deportation: [159] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:36, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
Immigration officials are reportedly using a database to find gang connections of asylum seekers: [160] Also, the CBP seized a ship trying to smuggle over $1 billion in cocaine: [161] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:12, 10 July 2019 (EDT)
Stephen Miller wants Border Patrol agents to screen asylum applicants rather than USCIS people who are more lenient: [162] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:24, 3 August 2019 (EDT)
Miller also criticized the DHS for its slow pace: [163] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:55, 3 August 2019 (EDT)
The DHS wants to shift funding to ICE from other DHS programs: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:56, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
HHS might create a separate executive branch judicial system (separate from DOJ immigraton judges) to decide whether illegal migrant minors are too dangerous to be released: [164] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:02, 30 August 2019 (EDT)
The DHS might possibly expand DNA testing at the border: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:44, 30 August 2019 (EDT)

Stupid laws

Apparently, there's a legal loophole that allows illegal migrant MS-13 gang members to go free -- if they arrived as unaccompanied minors: [165] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:35, 13 January 2019 (EST)

The leader of ICE stated that if Congress doesn't close the Flores legal loophole, it could lead to a breakdown in immigration policy at the border: [166] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:50, 27 March 2019 (EDT)
Not a law, but McAleenan accepted a request from Schumer to keep an INLA member in the U.S. for six months and avoid a planned deportation: [167] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:08, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
Dumb policies that give illegals reasons to keep coming: [168] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:28, 29 April 2019 (EDT)
Many of the migrant caravan members have received asylum into the U.S.: [169] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:57, 3 May 2019 (EDT)
A "border funding" bill to give extra money to U.S. immigration authorities (because existing money was running out) actually funds pro-"catch-and-release" policies and other pro-illegal migrant efforts: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:44, 19 June 2019 (EDT)
Not a U.S. law, but Cincinatti might create a network to allow illegals to evade U.S. law requiring their detainment and deportation: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:28, 25 July 2019 (EDT)
The federal government still hasn't made the necessary immigration changes to prevent another 9/11: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:48, 11 September 2019 (EDT)

Migrant apprehensions/illegal immigration

Interesting article on the large number of border crossings by illegals: [170] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:32, 30 January 2019 (EST)

Trump will speak at the border in a few days, as more migrant caravans continue to come: [171] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:48, 8 February 2019 (EST)
Illegal immigration is on track to reach its worst year since 2007: [172] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:33, 10 February 2019 (EST)
More news on the mass migration occuring on the southern border: [173] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:51, 18 February 2019 (EST)
Apprehensions increased 84%: [174] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:18, 19 February 2019 (EST)
There's a surge in illegal immigration in the Rio Grande Valley sector: [175] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:18, 27 February 2019 (EST)
The NYT has admitted that Trump was right about the abusive practices of people smugglers operating along the border with Mexico: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:12, 4 March 2019 (EST)
Some white supremacists are helping smuggle Central American illegals into the U.S.: [176] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:48, 4 March 2019 (EST)
February border crossings have surged making it the worst month since 2007: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:47, 5 March 2019 (EST)
The mass migration is expected to continue increasing: [177] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:39, 11 March 2019 (EDT)
More on this, and there's growing illegal immigration on the nordern border too: [178] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:55, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
The DHS is on track to apprehend 100,000 illegals in March: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:19, 18 March 2019 (EDT)
Border Patrol believes at least 25,000 illegals got accross the border without being apprehended: [179] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:24, 26 March 2019 (EDT)
Daily border crossings have reached a 13-year high: [180] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:51, 27 March 2019 (EDT)
Border crossings in March will likely exceed 100,000, the highest monthly numbers in 12 years: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:28, 28 March 2019 (EDT)
It's estimated 1.5 million illegals will enter this year: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:11, 28 March 2019 (EDT)
More on the mass levels of immigration: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:55, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
Unsurprisingly, illegals are using kidnapped children to illegally enter the U.S.: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:42, 4 April 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on ICE arrest statistics: [181] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:58, 4 April 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on the massive number of illegals entering the country, as well as which countries they come from: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:26, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
92,000 illegals were apprehended in March 2019, and over 100,000 known illegals made it up to the border: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:24, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Migrant family apprehensions are up 374%: [182] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:55, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Interesting graph showing how much apprehensions are surging right now: [183] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:16, 10 April 2019 (EDT)

Mexican cartels have been creating migrant surges on certain parts of the border, which distracts agents so they can smuggle drugs through other stretches of the border: [184] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:16, 10 April 2019 (EDT)

Illegal immigration levels are leading to long lines at border checkpoints: [185] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:17, 11 April 2019 (EDT)
Trump isn't the only one declaring a national emergency -- Yuma, Arizona, did the same thing because of the massive illegal immigration levels: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:38, 16 April 2019 (EDT)
An earlier article on migrant apprehensions and asylum: [186] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:45, 18 April 2019 (EDT)
More mass migration levels: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:45, 18 April 2019 (EDT)
The Border Patrol has identified over 3,000 fake family cases: [187] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:51, 19 April 2019 (EDT)
All the illegals on ICE's "most wanted" list were involved in fatal crashes: [188] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:02, 20 April 2019 (EDT)
The Border Patrol is expected to quadruple its spending to take care of the illegals entering the U.S., because illegal immigration rates are increasing so much: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:22, 22 April 2019 (EDT)
The Mexican government reported that 300,000 migrants traveled through the country so far in 2019: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:09, 25 April 2019 (EDT)
In the first half of Fiscal Year 2019, more illegals were arrested at the border than all of 2018: [189] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:39, 25 April 2019 (EDT)
Smugglers are running radio ads in Central America: [190] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:14, 29 April 2019 (EDT)
More on fake families illegally entering the country: [191] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:19, 29 April 2019 (EDT)
The Border Patrol apprehended the largest number of migrants it ever has done at once: [192] --1990'sguy (talk) 13:40, 1 May 2019 (EDT)
More on illegal alien crime and MS-13: [193] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:05, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
April apprehension numbers have reached the highest level since 2007: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:05, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
The DHS is estimating further illegal migration increases: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:07, 10 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting interview with a Guatamelan official on economic migration to the U.S.: [194] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:48, 11 May 2019 (EDT)
A decent (but short--partially why I'm not adding it) article on the severity of the border crisis: [195] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 12 May 2019 (EDT)
The DHS may fly illegals across the nation to process them, etc., because of the high levels of illegal immigration: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:00, 17 May 2019 (EDT)
After some criticism, the Trump Administration won't send large numbers of migrants to Florida, which could be a good thing: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:26, 18 May 2019 (EDT)

More on the border situation: [196] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:40, 21 May 2019 (EDT)

One of many instances of disease in the overcrowded illegal migrant facilities (because of mass migration): [197] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:10, 22 May 2019 (EDT)
More on this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:10, 23 May 2019 (EDT)
More on massive illegal migration numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:18, 30 May 2019 (EDT)
The Center for Immigration Studies seems somewhat critical of Trump's tariff action on Mexico: [198] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:53, 1 June 2019 (EDT)
Becuase of the massive numbers of illegal immigration, the HHS says it will stop spending money for English classes and legal services for illegal minors: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 This doesn't appear to be any kind of policy change, rather, it's the government knowing it simply doesn't have enough money with the massive numbers of illegal immigration. --1990'sguy (talk) 02:07, 6 June 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article discussing the number of illegals in the U.S.: [199] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:59, 9 June 2019 (EDT)
The Texas border sector is massively exceeding capacity: [200] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:20, 11 June 2019 (EDT)
According to the Pew Research Center, the number of illegals in the U.S. in 2017 fell to the lowest point in 10 years, though the organization still uses the inaccurate "10.5 million" estimate: [201] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:37, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on the total number of illegals entering the U.S. and the difficulty of estimating it: [202] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:36, 16 June 2019 (EDT)
Border apprehension numbers appear to be declining, though it should be noted that they usually decline in the summer: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 00:21, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
One group claims that most migrant families show up to hearings, though I know many others disagree: [203] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:40, 19 June 2019 (EDT)
The illegal migrants being held at the southern border are receiving essential living commodeties such as toothpaste and soap: [204] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:30, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
This is a half-decent article explaining what happens when migrants are caught at the border (though it blindly accepts the claim that most illegal migrants actually show up to hearings): [205] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:44, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. closed a border crossing in El Paso because of migrants protesting on the other side, with a high risk of a riot: [206] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:00, 1 July 2019 (EDT)
As illegal immigration is surging, a deadly insect normally found in Central America is surging in numbers in the U.S.: [207] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:45, 22 July 2019 (EDT)
Illegals in CA breaching the border fence in the area: [208] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:28, 22 July 2019 (EDT)
$350 million in cocane was captured being smuggled into the U.S.: [209] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:02, 31 July 2019 (EDT)
More arrests of smugglers: [210] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:24, 2 August 2019 (EDT)
According to the HHS, the largest facility for unaccompanied illegal minors (in Homestead, Florida) is now closed: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:39, 3 August 2019 (EDT)
More apprehensions: [211] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:19, 20 August 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting article on migrant smuggling through the southern border: [212] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:10, 5 September 2019 (EDT)

This 2017 poll correctly found that most Guatemalans want to go to the U.S. for economic reasons: [213] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:45, 23 July 2019 (EDT)

There has been a long-term problem of toxic waste from Mexico (specifically Tijuana) entering the U.S.: [214] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:18, 28 July 2019 (EDT)
Huawei reportedly considered sneaking unmarked phones across the border with Mexico: [215] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:31, 15 August 2019 (EDT)
Not necessarily illegal immigration (unless I overlooked something), but 80% of Central American migrants have gone to the U.S.: [216] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:38, 4 September 2019 (EDT)
The federal government is working to enforce an existing embargo on firearms imports from China: [217] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:22, 6 September 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting op-ed on enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border by both countries and the author's opinon on why so much smuggling occurs on the border: [218] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:38, 10 September 2019 (EDT)
The media has put their own spin on an HHS report of illegal migrant children being traumatized: [219] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:12, 11 September 2019 (EDT)

Crime

A plurality of all sentencing cases in the U.S. in 2018 was related to immigration: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:13, 13 May 2019 (EDT)

8 out of 9 sentences involving non-citizen convincts were for illegals: [220] --1990'sguy (talk) 01:16, 20 May 2019 (EDT)
Some more instances of illegal alien crime on the East Coast: [221] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:20, 23 May 2019 (EDT)
Foreign migrants/students are stealing military and high-tech secrets from the U.S.: [222] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:45, 5 June 2019 (EDT)
Illegal migrants are stealing thousands of dollars in benefits: [223] --1990'sguy (talk) 02:37, 7 June 2019 (EDT)
Border Patrol saw some notable arrests of gang members: [224] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:58, 1 July 2019 (EDT)
The same illegal migrant given "sanctuary" in a church and promoted by the MSM has been arrested for killing someone while driving without a license: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:38, 9 August 2019 (EDT)
The MSM hasn't reported on illegals murdering their own family members: [225] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:04, 13 August 2019 (EDT)
Interesting that a federal highway agency's initiative to crack down on drunk driving through Labor Day is freaking mass migration proponents: [226] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:44, 14 August 2019 (EDT)
Increased drug seizures on a highway checkpoint in California: [227] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:42, 20 August 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on how employers manage to hire illegals while using E-Verify and claiming innocence: [228] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:56, 20 August 2019 (EDT)
Another example of extremely-positive coverage of a specific illegal alien who committed a terrible crime: [229] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:52, 22 August 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on "sanctuary" cities and crime: [230] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:02, 23 August 2019 (EDT)
More on "sanctuary" cities, including ICE's publishing of a list of illegal criminal aliens released by a North Carolina county: [231] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:46, 24 August 2019 (EDT)

Border Patrol officials were forced to separate illegals by nationality because they hated each other: [232] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:36, 11 July 2019 (EDT)

I removed these two references, as I didn't think they fit well where they were in the article:

Other potentially useful articles on this: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:58, 17 July 2019 (EDT)

Ending "sanctuary" cities

According to the Associated Press, the DOJ's efforts against "sanctuary" cities have not had much effect so far: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:01, 2 March 2019 (EST)

Decent article on the hypocrisy of "sanctuary" cities: [233] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:29, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
Great of Trump to highlight this hypocrisy of "sanctuary" cities which help illegals before American citizens: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 08:35, 16 April 2019 (EDT)

Great plan by Trump to send illegals to "sanctuary" cities -- he revealed the hypocrisy of the Left through this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:28, 12 April 2019 (EDT)

More statements on this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:04, 13 April 2019 (EDT)
Some people worry that this idea could actually help illegals stay in the U.S. and undermine Trump's goals: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:49, 14 April 2019 (EDT)
More articles on this topic: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:48, 15 April 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on migrant resettlement statistics: [234] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:31, 16 April 2019 (EDT)

Congressional bills

A background check bill passed by Democrats might be horrible policy overall, but, at least, Republicans successfully added a measure to require the notification of ICE whenever illegals buy guns: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 27 February 2019 (EST)

The White House threatened to veto a Democrat blanket amnesty bill: [235] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:57, 4 June 2019 (EDT)
This bipartisan bill looks promising -- assuming it actually passes: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:47, 18 July 2019 (EDT)
Democrats are blocking asylum reform in Congress: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:45, 25 July 2019 (EDT)

Census question

A federal judge has ruled against the Census question on citizenship -- hopefully, the Trump Administration will ultimately win the legal battle: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:12, 15 January 2019 (EST)

It was widely reported yesterday that the Trump Administration (DOJ and DOC) abandoned the fight to add the census question after the SCOTUS ruling: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 More sources: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 However, Trump stated today that the administration is going forward with trying to get the question on the census: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 Thus, it's unclear what will happen, so I'll leave this info here until clarified. Hopefully, the administration will continue to fight. --1990'sguy (talk) 13:31, 3 July 2019 (EDT)
The DOJ is now re-trying to add the citizenship question to the census, indicating that Trump's statements are for real, though the Commerce Department is still printing the census forms without the question: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:26, 3 July 2019 (EDT)
More statements by Trump, stating that the DOJ is working on Independence Day to get the question on the census: 1,2,3,4,5,6 Meanwhile, Trump is considering signing an executive order to get the question on the census: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:09, 4 July 2019 (EDT)
The White House's statements on this: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:21, 4 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump has confirmed he's considering an executive order (1,2,3,4,5,6,7), and the DOJ has told a court that it's looking at ways to include the question: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:18, 5 July 2019 (EDT)
More on this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:54, 5 July 2019 (EDT)
Cuccinelli is confident that the question will make it into the census: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:31, 7 July 2019 (EDT)
The DOJ changed the group of lawyers handling the question: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:29, 7 July 2019 (EDT)
Barr stated that the DOJ has a new plan to get the citizenship question approved: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:31, 8 July 2019 (EDT)
Interesting, but short, overview article dicussing the administration's push for the question: [236] It appears that Trump will sign a memo on the issue, according to media reports. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 8 July 2019 (EDT)
The Census Bureau will have fewer offices in California than in 2010: [237] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:14, 9 July 2019 (EDT)
A judge finally perminently blocked the census question, after Trump chose to go another route, though the judge's action is not at all a surprise: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:59, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
The state of Alabama is suing to prevent the federal government from counting illegals in the census: [238] Hopefully, this lawsuit succeeds, or goes somewhere. --1990'sguy (talk) 10:27, 30 July 2019 (EDT)
Interesting op-ed related to both the citizenship question and the topic of birthright citizenship: [239] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:36, 24 August 2019 (EDT)

Appointments

Trump is taking a long time to resubmit his nominees for administration positions, and conservatives fear that good nominees such as Ronald W. Mortensen (State Dept.) and Ronald Vitiello (ICE), Brian Bulatao (State), and Thelma Drake (FTA): [240] Hopefully, these people will be renominated and eventually confirmed. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:33, 16 January 2019 (EST)

Trump might appoint an immigration "czar": 1,2,3,4 Hopefully, either Kobach or Cuccinelli, who the AP says are being considered, will actually be chosen. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:44, 1 April 2019 (EDT)
Trump withdrew the nomination of Ronald Vitiello since he thought Vitiello wasn't strong enough on border security -- seems like a good move, and it seems like Stephen Miller had a role in the decision: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11--1990'sguy (talk) 21:13, 5 April 2019 (EDT)
Secretary Nielsen resigned (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11), and CBP director Kevin McAleenan will become the acting DHS secretary: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:27, 7 April 2019 (EDT)
More sources on what's coming next for the Trump Administration and reactions to the firings so far: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:37, 8 April 2019 (EDT)
These are a very small portion of all the articles published in the past couple days discussing Stephen Miller: 1,2 Articles like these tend to exaggerate, so hopefully, Miller is as influential as these articles make it seem. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:26, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article on how the DHS under Nielsen blocked/delayed Trump's agenda: [241] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:18, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
In the debate over Cissna's usefulness, here's a positive op-ed written by him: [242] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:02, 9 April 2019 (EDT)
Steve McCraw seems like a promising suggestion for DHS secretary: [243] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:35, 13 April 2019 (EDT)
A good article on why Trump needs an "immigration czar": [244] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:14, 20 April 2019 (EDT)
Trump nominated Mark Morgan to lead ICE -- a good choice: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:03, 5 May 2019 (EDT)
The appointees Trump fired had refused to arrest a large number of illegal migrants to deter further illegal immigration: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:22, 13 May 2019 (EDT)
Trump's acting CBP chief has announced his resignation, and Mark Morgan will reportedly replace him: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:20, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
Morgan has been appointed: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:39, 27 June 2019 (EDT)

Interesting article about Bill Barr -- it shows he's (so far) been supportive of Trump's immigration agenda, but it mainly focuses on Russiagate, aligns with the MSM false narrative that he's only some puppet of Trump or something like that, and I couldn't find a good place in the article for the reference, so I'm adding it here as a "parking spot": [245] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:39, 18 May 2019 (EDT)

Trump will reportedly appoint Ken Cuccinelli to a DHS position related to immigration and border security: [246] Doesn't seem to be a bad choice, but Cuccinelli doesn't seem to have much experience in this area. --1990'sguy (talk) 01:55, 22 May 2019 (EDT)

Cuccinelli will replace Lee Francis Cissna, who was just fired: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 Hopefully, Cuccinelli will be as good or better than Cissna and not just another GOP establishment crony. --1990'sguy (talk) 01:31, 25 May 2019 (EDT)
Cuccinelli was just appointed as USCIS's acting director, which seems like a good decision: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:35, 10 June 2019 (EDT)
Some interesting articles on the firing of Cissna and some good choices for DHS secretary: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:00, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
John Zadrozney, who holds pro-American migration positions, will reportedly be Cuccinelli's deputy at USCIS: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:00, 13 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he will appoint Tom Homan as an immigration czar, a good decision: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:35, 14 June 2019 (EDT)
More on Homan: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:53, 20 June 2019 (EDT)
Homan stated that he hasn't yet accepted the job becuase it doesn't have the authority it needs for him to succeed: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:23, 15 June 2019 (EDT)
Katharine Gorka, Sebastian Gorka's wife and a conservative, will become CBP's press secretary (she is already a member of DHS): 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:20, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
Some interesting articles on Stephen Miller: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:24, 18 August 2019 (EDT)
Gorka resigned from her position after two months: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:27, 20 August 2019 (EDT)
May Davis, apparently an ally of Stephen Miller and a proponent of conservative immigration policies, will join the White House Counsel's office in a potentially influential role on immigration policy: [247] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:25, 23 August 2019 (EDT) (update--I don't have the link with me, but according to Ryan Girdusky, Davis isn't actually a supporter of conservative immigration policies, and her reassignment is more of a demotion --1990'sguy (talk) 09:00, 5 September 2019 (EDT))
The USCIS's Asylum Division Chief (who hasn't been supportive of Trump's asylum policies) has been reassigned to an obscure position: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:00, 5 September 2019 (EDT)

Somewhat interesting article on the recent personnel changes at DHS: [248] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:52, 6 July 2019 (EDT)

McAleenan is being investiated for leaking sensitive information: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:39, 12 July 2019 (EDT)
As a sign of how bad McAleenan is, he actually wanted to celebrate World Refugee Day at the border: [249] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:02, 23 July 2019 (EDT)

Wall-for-DACA deal

Trump proposed an immigration deal that would trade a three-year extension of DACA and TPS for $5.7 billion for the wall plus some other border security measures (more agents, judges, etc.): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 While other conservatives are unhappy at the DACA and TPS provisions (and I especially oppose TPS's existence), I'm inclined to agree with Mark Krikorian's interpretation, that the overall deal (unless the actual bill wording changes it) isn't that bad. Of course, Democrats will vote against it no matter what. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:47, 19 January 2019 (EST)

Unfortunately, E-Verify has been missing from these discussions: [250] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:03, 20 January 2019 (EST)
More on the compromises Trump is making, showing that he is actually trying to find a solution to the shutdown: [251] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:10, 21 January 2019 (EST)
Trump's proposed budget still devotes many billions of dollars to foreign aid and even $15 million for border security in Pakistan: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:22, 22 January 2019 (EST)
Trump announced he would re-open the government for three weeks as the GOP and Dems negotiate a border bill, appearing to cave to Pelsoi's initial demand to re-open the government first, then "negotiate" (though it's also true that it's the final product that matters): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Trump stated that if Democrats do not give him wall money, he will declare a national emergency, and hopefully, he will deliver: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 16:59, 25 January 2019 (EST)
More statements by Trump on this: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:39, 25 January 2019 (EST)
The GOP members of the conference negotiation group are not the best on immigration, though not the worst either: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:15, 26 January 2019 (EST)
Trump believes the chance of a border security deal is under 50%: [252] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:57, 28 January 2019 (EST)

Unfortunately, because of the shutdown, the State Department had to cancel a border security conference: [253] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:20, 25 January 2019 (EST)

Asylum

Many migrants appear to be accepting Mexico's offer of asylum: [254] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:17, 20 January 2019 (EST)

Somewhat interesting article regarding asylum seekers in court and the "return to Mexico" policy: [255] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:18, 20 March 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article showing that the vast majority of illegals who make claims of credible fear do not get asylum because of no evidence: [256] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:19, 6 April 2019 (EDT)
Potential policy on having Border Patrol officers decide asylum claims: [257] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:33, 7 May 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat interesting (or, at least, one of the more publicized) articles related to the travel ban, two years after it went into effect -- doesn't seem significant enough to add, but still noting here: [258] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:39, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
There's high backlogs and strains n the immigration courts right now: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:49, 16 July 2019 (EDT)

TPS

The State Department is considering extending TPS for Venezuelans: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 11:33, 19 February 2019 (EST)

The DHS extended TPS for Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua because of court cases regarding it: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:50, 28 February 2019 (EST)
Trump's stance on Venezuela is threatening his pro-American immigration policy: [259] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:14, 6 March 2019 (EST)
The White House told Breitbart that it is not considering TPS for Venezuelans anymore,[260] though it's probably too soon to add this to the article, since the AP article I just added implied there's still consideration. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:07, 14 March 2019 (EDT)
More on this -- the White House debate is apparently not over: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:55, 18 March 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he is considering giving asylum to Venezuelans: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:20, 11 June 2019 (EDT)
An administration official again stated that the administration is considering TPS for Venezuelans: [261] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:24, 25 June 2019 (EDT)
In a letter to Congress, the Trump Administration appeared to reject a request to extend TPS to Venezuelans, though it wasn't clear and appeared to leave open a future final determination: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:19, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
The House did not extend TPS to Venezuelans, which is good: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 23 July 2019 (EDT)
The House voted a second time and it passed: [262] --1990'sguy (talk) 16:11, 26 July 2019 (EDT)
Good op-ed regarding the Venezuela TPS issue: [263] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:44, 3 August 2019 (EDT)
More on the White House's dilemma: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:47, 7 August 2019 (EDT)
Some senators, among others, want Trump to waive visa requirements for people from the Bahamas because of Hurricane Dorian: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:07, 4 September 2019 (EDT)
They're already arriving: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:45, 8 September 2019 (EDT)
Fortunately, Trump is skeptical of admitting people from the Bahamas into the U.S.: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:21, 9 September 2019 (EDT)
Good articles on how to deal with TPS for Bahamians: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:22, 10 September 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration reportedly won't grant TPS for Bahamians, which is great news: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:39, 11 September 2019 (EDT)

Other legal immigration

Somewhat interesting op-ed on child marriage immigration to the U.S.: [264] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:52, 23 February 2019 (EST)

Somewhat interesting news transcript (though from NPR) on the low refugee admissions level to the U.S. -- since it's a transcript, I won't add it to the article: [265] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:23, 6 April 2019 (EDT)
Some extra MSM sources on the USCIS's guidance on marijuana and U.S. citizenship: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:34, 26 April 2019 (EDT)
Trump will soon give a speech on his proposed immigration plan: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham proposed a bill to fix U.S. asylum laws: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:01, 15 May 2019 (EDT)
The number of people who were naturalized in 2018 increased: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:50, 1 June 2019 (EDT)
This article is very biased, as one can see, but it states that Trump's public charge rule is already having some sort of an effect: [266] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:36, 17 August 2019 (EDT)

Refugees

Potentially useful article on refugee levels to the U.S. under Trump: [267] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:55, 2 July 2019 (EDT)

The Trump Administration is considering reducing the refugee admissions cap either to 0, or a very low number: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:14, 19 July 2019 (EDT)
Somewhat decent op-ed on U.S. refugee/asylum policies: [268] --1990'sguy (talk) 18:47, 6 August 2019 (EDT)
Good point by Daniel Horowitz -- we need to clearly define what we're talking about when we say "refugee" when deciding which country is admitting the most: [269] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:06, 22 August 2019 (EDT)
Interesting article about refugee ceiling levels -- how much it needs to be to truly support refugees: [270] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:28, 27 August 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is considering reducing the refugee cap while also keeping a exemption program to admit Iraqi refugees: [271] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:24, 3 September 2019 (EDT)
The administration is considering further cuts in the refugee program: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:24, 6 September 2019 (EDT)
Here's a good article making some excellent points on what U.S. refugee admissions policy should be: [272] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:16, 9 September 2019 (EDT)
The establishment, obviously, doesn't want Trump to advance his conservative refugee policies: [273] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:49, 10 September 2019 (EDT)

Judicial activism

The 9th circuit ruled that asylum-seekers who are rejected have the right to appeal in American courts: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:48, 7 March 2019 (EST)

Another bad ruling against a Trump Administraton green card policy: [274] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:13, 17 March 2019 (EDT)
The 9th circuit (including a politically-moderate Trump appointee) ruled against the Steinle family: [275] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:30, 29 March 2019 (EDT)
Another ridiculous 9th Circuit ruling on California's "sanctuary" laws: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:21, 18 April 2019 (EDT)
I may not have noticed this when it happened, but in December 2018, a federal judge ruled against some rule changes Sessions made to the immigration courts, similar changes to what Barr made just a few days ago: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 10:18, 19 April 2019 (EDT)
A judge partially blocked Trump from using DoD funds to build the wall: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:03, 25 May 2019 (EDT)
This is not really a judicial ruling, but the International Boundary and Water Commission ordered the private border wall to leave its gate open indefinitely, a ridiculous decision: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:14, 11 June 2019 (EDT)
The IBWC partially reversed its decision: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:03, 12 June 2019 (EDT)
A judge blocked $2.5 billion in funds for the border wall: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:04, 29 June 2019 (EDT)
A judge blocked an order by Barr allowing some asylum seekers to be detained indefinitely: 1,2,3,4,5,6 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:26, 2 July 2019 (EDT)
The 9th circuit ruled against the Trump Administration's policy of indefinitely detaining some illegals claiming asylum: [276] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:00, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
More court rulings: [277] --1990'sguy (talk) 07:40, 5 August 2019 (EDT)
A left-wing federal judge again blocked a Trump Administration asylum ban: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:22, 9 September 2019 (EDT)

A rare good immigration ruling by a judge, though (as far as I can see) the policy he ruled on didn't come inter force under Trump: [278] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:53, 27 March 2019 (EDT)

Wow -- the 9th Circuit actually allowed the Trump Administration to (temporarily) enforce its "return to Mexico" policy: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:07, 12 April 2019 (EDT)
Another decent ruling: [279] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:40, 17 April 2019 (EDT)
The Ninth Circuit again allowed the administration to enforce the "wait in Mexico" rule: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 More on this general topic: [280] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:46, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
A judge appointed by Trump rejected a lawsuit by House Democrats chellenging DoD funds for the wall: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:52, 4 June 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration can now implement a policy against "sanctuary" cities because of a 9th circuit ruling: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:39, 12 July 2019 (EDT)
A Trump-appointed judge ruled in favor of a recent asylum restriction: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:53, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
And another judge just blocked it -- judicial activism reigns: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:38, 24 July 2019 (EDT)
The 9th circuit approved Trump's asylum restrictions, specifically in New Mexico and Texas: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:45, 16 August 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is appealing the rule to the Supreme Court: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:34, 26 August 2019 (EDT)

The administration submitted its brief defending the ending of DACA: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 07:19, 20 August 2019 (EDT)

Mexico

This op-ed discusses several different topics related to AMLO, but it argues that his relationship with Trump will go downhill from here: [281] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:07, 9 March 2019 (EST)

The welcome for illegals in Mexico is dissipating: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:11, 20 April 2019 (EDT)
The Pentagon is reviewing its protocols after U.S. troops on U.S. soil surrendered their weapons to Mexican troops in Mexico: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 22:19, 22 April 2019 (EDT)
Mxico's president wants to redirect U.S. security aid: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 19:11, 8 May 2019 (EDT)
Mexico's president is refusing to criticize the U.S. for Trump's criticisms of Mexico's weak immigration policies toward the U.S.: [282] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:39, 22 May 2019 (EDT)
Mexico stated it is looking for ways to stop illegal immigration into the U.S. -- hopefully, it will do just that: [283] --1990'sguy (talk) 02:42, 1 June 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is trying to pressure Mexico into singing a "safe third country" deal to reduce the number of illegals entering into the U.S.: [284] Hopefully, this will happen. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:34, 1 June 2019 (EDT)
Mexico doesn't want to become a "safe third country": 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:07, 3 June 2019 (EDT)
Mexico is currently planning on sending 6,000 national guard troops to its southern border with Guatemala: 1,2,3,4 --1990'sguy (talk) 02:50, 7 June 2019 (EDT)
Trump would reportedly declare another national emergency to impose the tariffs, if he ultimately does that: [285] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:23, 7 June 2019 (EDT)
More articles on the tariff negotiations/deal: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:31, 8 June 2019 (EDT)
Statements by Trump defending the deal and stating that he could still impose tariffs if Mexico doesn't properly implement the agreement: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:30, 9 June 2019 (EDT)
Mexico wants to create a regional agreement on asylum if the deal fails to reduce illegal immigration to the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 18:19, 10 June 2019 (EDT)
A draft of the executive order Trump would have signed to declare tariffs on Mexico: [286] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:07, 10 June 2019 (EDT)
The secret parts of the agreement are apparently being revealed: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:36, 11 June 2019 (EDT)
Mexico's ruling coalition is turning against the deal: [287] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:47, 14 June 2019 (EDT)
However, Mexico's president had his top migration official (a strong supporter of illegal immigration) resign and replaced him with someone presumably with a tougher stance on immigration: [288] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:09, 14 June 2019 (EDT)
Mexico is still making pro-illegal migrant statements: [289] --1990'sguy (talk) 20:28, 16 June 2019 (EDT)
Some actions, or statements of actions, Mexico is taking: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 --1990'sguy (talk) 12:02, 17 June 2019 (EDT)
An earlier, but (probably) insignificant action by Mexico: [290] --1990'sguy (talk) 19:51, 27 June 2019 (EDT)
Pompeo will meet with Mexico's foreign minister to discuss migration issues: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:19, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
Pompeo will also visit other Latin American countries: [291] Meanwhile, Mexico's and Guatemala's reaction to the Trump Administration's third country regulation: [292] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:56, 16 July 2019 (EDT)
Mexico's government says it's "not ready" for a third country agreement: [293] --1990'sguy (talk) 12:12, 18 July 2019 (EDT)
More on the proposed third country agreement with Mexico: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:46, 21 July 2019 (EDT)
Mexican and American officials will meet on September 10 to discuss the June agreement between Mexico and the U.S.: [294] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:05, 26 August 2019 (EDT)

More on the effects of the Remain in Mexico policy: [295] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:25, 27 June 2019 (EDT)

Some more articles on the Remain in Mexico policy, though I'm not adding them to the article since they focus on the migrant individuals rather than the policy itself: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:34, 20 July 2019 (EDT)
Some more articles (again, obviously, from the MSM) related to Mexico: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:39, 20 July 2019 (EDT)

Mexico's government stated it would take legal actions to protect Mexicans in the U.S. -- this seems concerning, depending on what actions are taken, so we shoudl watch this closely: [296] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:08, 4 August 2019 (EDT)

Other Latin American countries

El Salvador's president-elect stated that mass migration to the U.S. would end under him: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 21:08, 14 March 2019 (EDT)

The U.S. reached an agreement with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to carry out join police operations in the countries: [297] Hopefully, this agreement will actually be effective. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:12, 27 March 2019 (EDT)
Some extra articles on the Trump Administration's cutting of aid to Central American countries, which I am adding to the article right now: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:56, 30 March 2019 (EDT)
Mulvaney's, Conway's, and Schlapp's statements about the Central American aid, as well as potentially closing the border with Mexico: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 --1990'sguy (talk) 13:52, 31 March 2019 (EDT)
Statements by Mulvaney on cutting aid to Cenral American countries: [298] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:38, 7 April 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. and Guatemala are reportedly negotiating a third-party agreement, which would help reduce mass migration to the U.S.: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 --1990'sguy (talk) 20:47, 14 June 2019 (EDT)
Gratemala is looking into Mexico's treatment of Guatemalen illegal aliens in Mexico: [299] --1990'sguy (talk) 00:20, 10 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump will reportedly sign a migration agreement with Guatemala next week (though we'll see if it actually happens): [300] --1990'sguy (talk) 22:55, 13 July 2019 (EDT)
Guatemala just stated that it will not sign the migration agreement: 1,2,3,4,5 --1990'sguy (talk) 17:02, 14 July 2019 (EDT)
A Guatemalan court blocked any such agreement: 1,2,3 --1990'sguy (talk) 09:55, 15 July 2019 (EDT)
Trump stated he will soon take action against Guatemala because of its rejection of a Third Country agreement: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 --1990'sguy (talk) 15:19, 23 July 2019 (EDT)
The Trump Administration is reportedly considering a travel ban on Guatemala: 1,2 --1990'sguy (talk) 23:25, 25 July 2019 (EDT)
Both of Guatemala's presidential candidates appear to oppose the agreement: [301] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:46, 27 July 2019 (EDT)
Honduras made a vague statement on the possibility of a third country agreement: [302] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:06, 10 August 2019 (EDT)
Guatemala's president-elect wants to amend the third country agreement: 1,2,3,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 --1990'sguy (talk) 14:48, 12 August 2019 (EDT)
Panama is refusing to agree to a safe third country agreement: [303] --1990'sguy (talk) 11:10, 24 August 2019 (EDT)
The U.S. apparently has a substantial influence over who's in power in Honduras: [304] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:57, 9 September 2019 (EDT)

The Trump Administration might launch a billboard campaign in Central America to try to stop migrants from coming to the U.S.: [305] --1990'sguy (talk) 15:38, 5 June 2019 (EDT)

Criticism from liberals on Trump's policy toward the Central American countries: [306] --1990'sguy (talk) 14:45, 9 August 2019 (EDT)
Potential cooperation with El Salvador on immigration: [307] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:02, 29 August 2019 (EDT)

Canada

Canada will spend more to stop the flow of illegals from its southern border, from the U.S.: [308] --1990'sguy (talk) 23:48, 19 March 2019 (EDT)

Potential achievement: ending Spanish

Trump could save billions of dollars and promote national unity by ending a Clinton-era program that mandates the translation of documents into Spanish and other languages: [309] --1990'sguy (talk) 08:42, 11 March 2019 (EDT)

Hopefully, Trump will follow Paul Gosar's advice and end the optional practical training program: [310] --1990'sguy (talk) 17:18, 13 June 2019 (EDT)

Migrants on welfare

The USCIS says that the regulation to restrict migrants on welfare in the U.S. will come into force this year: [311] Hopefully, that will be the case. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:21, 12 March 2019 (EDT)