A humanitarian U.S. government program called temporary protected status (TPS), allowed Bhattarai, 56, to find refuge in America. Under the program, people from countries shattered by war or natural disasters who can’t return home safely may live and work in the United States. Initially, officials granted TPS to about 9,000 Nepalese immigrants, enabling Bhattarai to resettle in Sunnyvale in Northern California, find work as a gas station cashier and save money to send to relatives. … [Read more...] about A ‘hidden’ community of Nepalese migrants fights to remain in U.S.
“California certainly is always saying, ‘Oh, we want more people,’ ” Trump told reporters during an unrelated White House event Friday. “And they want more people in their sanctuary cities. Well, we’ll give them more people. We can give them a lot. We can give them an unlimited supply. Let’s see if they’re so happy. … [Read more...] about Trump, Cher and the debate over dumping immigrants in sanctuary cities
The president has grown increasingly frustrated that, more than two years into his administration, his policies have failed to deter migrants from reaching the border or, for the most part, prevent their release from detention once inside the United States. Last month, U.S. authorities apprehended 92,607 people at the border, the highest monthly total in more than a decade. … [Read more...] about California hits back as Trump threatens to ‘dump’ immigrants in ‘sanctuary cities’
Primary contests have a long history of candidates who enjoy a turn as flavor of the month, then recede, but Buttigieg could prove more lasting. He stands as the antithesis to Trump in ways that appeal to a lot of Democrats: articulate, open to the world, oriented to public service, moderate in his language and his views, young. The fact that he’s openly gay, as well, offers another chance for Democrats to vote for a historic first, something the party’s voters like. … [Read more...] about Trump is staking his reelection on immigration — it’s a risky bet
A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said the suggestion was "floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion." A White House official also said the idea was floated and rejected. That official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal discussions, said when administration officials suggested it to Department of Homeland Security officials and others, those officials said it was a "no-go." … [Read more...] about Trump considered releasing detained immigrants in ‘sanctuary cities’