Daily Immigration News Clips – April 12, 2017

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on April 12, 2017


Washington Post: Trump administration moving quickly to build up nationwide deportation force
By David Nakamura

Associated Press: During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan
By Astrid Galvan

US News & World Report: Sessions Enhances Criminal Penalties for Immigration Violations: 'This Is the Trump Era'
By Alan Neuhauser

Wall Street Journal: Undocumented Immigrants Who Commit Crimes Face Tougher Policy
By Aruna Viswanatha

New York Times: Border Officers Nearly Double Searches of Electronic Devices, U.S. Says
By Ron Nixon

Reuters: U.S. Judges Pulled From Mexico Border as Crossings by Women, Children Fall
By Julia Edwards Ainsley

CNN: Hard-line anti-illegal immigration advocates hired at 2 federal agencies
By Maria Santana

PBS Newshour: Deported to Mexico, these men feel lost in a country they no longer know
By Nick Schifrin

The Nation: Domestic Abuse Survivors Still Face Deportation Under Trump
By Michelle Chen

By Raquel Reichard

OkayAfrica: The U.S. Plans To Deport Up to 4,000 Somali Migrants
By Damola Durosomo

Washington Post: Sessions tells prosecutors to bring more cases against those entering U.S. illegally
By Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz

Reuters: Sessions Makes Case for Increased Criminal Prosecutions of Migrants at U.S. Border
By Julia Edwards Ainsley

Wall Street Journal: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Urges Police to Cooperate With Immigration Enforcement
By Aruna Viswanatha and Shibani Mahtani

ABC News: Sessions warns of 'Trump era' of immigration enforcement
By Ryan Struyk

The Hill: Sessions omits line calling gangs 'filth' from immigration crackdown speech
By Mallory Shelbourne

The Hill: Sessions pushes for crackdown on illegal immigrants who commit crimes
By Mallory Shelbourne

The Hill: Sessions: Congress will fund Trump's border wall
By Olivia Beavers

Washington Post: Trump administration suspends public disclosures of 'sanctuary cities'
By David Nakamura and Maria Sacchetti

USA Today: Errors prompt Trump to halt reports shaming 'sanctuary cities'
By Alan Gomez

Washington Post: California lawmakers are setting up a sanctuary state and daring Trump to stop them. Can he?
By Amber Phillips

Politico: Sanctuary cities crackdown threatens government shutdown
By Burgess Everett and Sarah Ferris

The Hill: Trump administration halts sanctuary city reports
By Rafael Bernal Associated Press: Report: Homeland Security fields 1,000 sex abuse complaints
By Elliot Spagat

New York Times: Choice of Pro-Immigration Economic Adviser Riles Trump's Base
By Alan Rappeport

Los Angeles Times: Trump wants immigrants to 'share our values.' They say assimilation is much more complex
By Hailey Branson-Potts

Huffington Post (Op-Ed): Deportation as a Crime against Humanity
By Liaquat Ali Khan

The Hill (Op-Ed): Budowsky: Why Bannon must go
By Brent Budowsky


NBC10 (Pennsylvania): 'It's Not Just': Immigrant Families Seeking Asylum Held Indefinitely at Pennsylvania Detention Center
By Alexandra Villareal

Seattle Times (Washington): Child TV star turned Yale-educated lawyer leads 'big fight' for Northwest immigrants
By Nina Shapiro

Maui Now: Hirono Announces Program for Mobile Biometrics Services on Neighbor Islands

Associated Press: Attorneys seek to halt deportation of Mexican mom of 4 kids
By Dan Sewell

Buzzfeed: Ohio Mother With No Criminal Record Will Be Deported Despite Pleas In Court
By Adolfo Flores

WOSU: Appeals Court Clears Way For Butler County Woman's Deportation
By Tana Weingarnter

Arizona Republic: Sessions directs felony charges against repeat illegal immigrants
By Rafael Carranza

Associated Press (Vermont): Documents: Immigrants' ID card info was fed to Customs
By Cory Dawson

Reuters (Washington): Detained Immigrants Launch Hunger Strike in Washington State
By Tom James

MassLive (Massachusetts): Hadley farmer says President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown having chilling effect on Western Mass. farms
By Diane Lederman

Boise State Public Radio (Idaho): Idaho U.S. Attorney Says Mission Hasn't Changed Since Trump's Immigration Order
By Frankie Barnhill

Star Beacon (Ohio): Immigration debate will hit dairy farms
By John Parker

Star Tribune (Minnesota): Rumors of stepped-up raids send Twin Cities illegal immigrants into shadows
By Mila Koumpilova and Miguel Otárola