Daily Immigration News Clips – August 23, 2019

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on August 23, 2019.


San Francisco Chronicle AG William Barr promotes immigration judges with high asylum denial rates
By Tal Kopan

NPR Immigration Attorney Discusses Challenges To Trump's Migrant Detainment Regulations

Associated Press Federal Shift May Increase Asylum Backlogs in Northeast

The Washington Post The critical role ICE plays in Trump's immigration push
By John Parks and Luis Velarde

The Hill USCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction
By Rafael Bernal

Axios Scoop: Top Homeland Security aide resigns amid tensions with White House
By Jonathan Swan, Stef W. Kight, Alayna Treene

NBC News Only 2 Iraqi translators who worked with U.S. troops got U.S. visas last year
By Dan De Luce

The New Yorker The Trump Administration's Sustained Attack on the Rights of Immigrant Children
By Jonathan Blitzer

BuzzFeed News Trump Has Returned 35,000 Asylum-Seekers To Mexico. Now The Country Is Pushing Back.
By Hamed Aleaziz

The Marshall Project Why are the Feds Arresting More Non-Citizens?
By Andrew R. Calderón and Weihua Li

Associated Press Justice Dept. Sent Anti-Semitic Post to Immigration Judges

The Washington Post Federal judges received a link to an anti-Semitic blog post. It came from the Justice Department.
By Reis Thebault

BuzzFeed News The Justice Department Sent Immigration Judges A White Nationalist Blog Post With Anti-Semitic Attacks
By Hamed Aleaziz

Associated Press Federal Judge Rules That Immigration Law Is Unconstitutional

The Washington Post British journalist says CBP agent accused him of 'being part of the fake news media'
By Allyson Chiu

The Hill Federal judge approves DHS request to force feed immigrant detainee on hunger strike
By Owen Daugherty

Associated Press AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job
By Steve Peoples and Hannah Fingerhut

Reuters U.S. Urges Colombia and Central America to Help Stem Migration

The New York Times Trump Wants to Abolish Birthright Citizenship. Can He Do That?
By Patrick J. Lyons

The New York Times Hiring Is Very Hard for Restaurants These Days. Now They May Have to Fire.
By David Yaffe-Bellany

Reuters Trump Campaign Seeks to Mobilise Women in 2020 Battleground States

Reuters Victims of 'La Bestia,' Mexico's Notorious Migrant Train, Learn to Walk Again

Associated Press Hispanic journalist group returns Fox News conference money
By Jesse J. Holland

Associated Press Jewish Groups Speaking Out Against Trump Immigration Policy

The Washington Post The war inside Palantir: Data-mining firm's ties to ICE under attack by employees
By Douglas MacMillan and Elizabeth Dwoskin

The Washington Post Trump said doctors left operating rooms to greet him after mass shootings. An El Paso hospital says that's not true.
By Antonia Noori Farzan

The Hill Democratic senator and top Trump immigration official argue over asylum claims on Twitter
By John Bowden

NBC News Facebook bans ads from The Epoch Times after huge pro-Trump buy
By Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins

The Washington Post (Editorial) Trump's latest assault on migrant children definitely won't fly

The New York Times (Op-Ed) Time Is Running Out for Democracy in Guatemala
By Anita Isaacs and Álvaro Montenegro

The Washington Post (Opinion) Trump is increasingly untethered from reality
By Eugene Robinson

The Washington Post (Opinion) The Trump presidency is not just unfolding, it is unraveling
By Michael Gerson

The Hill (Opinion) The Memo: Dangers loom for Trump on immigration
By Niall Stanage


Texas Tribune After asylum ruling, migrants in Juárez face a new choice: stay in line or try crossing elsewhere BY JULIÁN AGUILAR

Boston Globe Trump's move halts virtually all asylum cases in New England

NorthJersey.com Asylum officers in NJ, Massachusetts diverted to work on border cases, may increase backlogs
By Monsy Alvarado

San Diego Union Tribune San Diego's immigration court postpones already-scheduled cases to make room for Remain in Mexico hearings
By Gustavo Solis

Associated Press Construction on Arizona replacement border barrier begins
By Astrid Galvan

Reuters (California) Judge Hurries U.S. Naturalization as Pregnant Woman Gets Contractions

The Hill (Michigan) Michigan city declines to renew contract with ICE to hold detainees
By Owen Daugherty

WNYC (New York) Pressured To Spy On NYC Mosques For Two Years, An Immigrant FBI Informant Seeks A Way Out
By Arun Venugopal

Dallas Morning News How many billions would Dallas County's economy lose without immigrants?
By Obed Manuel

LA Times (Opinion) Opinion: The latest bad immigration idea from the White House? Letting local officials refuse refugees
By Scott Martelle

Common Dreams (Op-Ed) The Dream Is Dead Not Just for Dreamers, But for All Americans
By Anis Shivani