Daily Immigration News Clips – January 11, 2019

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on January 11, 2019.

National

NPR All Things Considered Immigration Lawyer In Texas Describes His Experience At U.S.-Mexico Border

The Hill Immigration judge warns cases are at standstill due to government shutdown
By Tess Bonn

PBS Newshour Shutdown stalls immigration courts already facing a 'tremendous backlog' of cases

Quartz Border Patrol agents unintentionally debunked Trump's case for the wall
By Ana Campoy

New York Times In Texas Visit, Trump Presses His Argument That There's a Border 'Crisis'
By Michael Tackett and Mitchell Ferman

Associated Press The shutdown today: President tours border, nixes Davos

New York Times Trump, Along the Border in Texas, Reiterates Demand for Wall
By Michael Tackett and Katie Rogers

Washington Post Amid shutdown, Trump visits Texas in effort to boost argument for border wall
By Philip Rucker and Felicia Sonmez

NPR With Trump At The Border, A Look Back At U.S. Immigration Policy
By LEAH DONNELLA and Shereen Meraji

Reuters Trump Says Likely to Declare Emergency if No Deal on Border Wall

Washington Post Trump administration lays groundwork to declare national emergency to build wall
By Erica Werner , Josh Dawsey , Mike DeBonis and Seung Min Kim

Washington Post Does Trump really have 'absolute power' to declare a national emergency? Let's examine the statute.
By Andrew Rudalevige

Politico Trump threatens national emergency as negotiations at standstill
By HEATHER CAYGLE, BURGESS EVERETT, REBECCA MORIN and JOHN BRESNAHAN

The Hill Trump eyes disaster bill, inches toward declaring emergency to build wall
By JORDAN FABIAN

The Hill Trump: 'Surprising' if I don't declare national emergency for wall
By JORDAN FABIAN

NBC News Trump could take billions from disaster areas to fund wall
By Courtney Kube and Julia Ainsley

Reuters Law Enforcement Agencies Squeezed by U.S. Government Shutdown

New York Times The Political Benefits of Shutting It Down
By Lisa Lerer

New York Times 'No Wall, No Deal,' Pence Says as Shutdown Drags On
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Washington Post Shutdown showdown: Democrats press to reopen government as Trump heads to border
By John Wagner and Felicia Sonmez

Washington Post Shutdown threatens national security, FBI agents group warns
By Devlin Barrett , Tom Jackman and Nick Miroff

Politico Border lawmakers spurn Trump's wall proposal
By TED HESSON and RENUKA RAYASAM

Politico 'Never been more depressed': Trump kills Graham effort to end shutdown
By BURGESS EVERETT

The Hill Key Democrat says Graham's border-wall framework falls short
By ALEXANDER BOLTON

The Hill Top Catholic bishop calls for Trump, Congress to end shutdown
By JUSTIN WISE

The Hill Senate immigration talks fall apart
By JORDAIN CARNEY

Vox The shutdown could end when Senate Republicans decide to end it
By Li Zhou and Tara Golshan

Vox The more Trump talks, the less likely it is he'll get his precious steel slats
By Matthew Yglesias

Associated Press Government Shutdown Stymies Immigrants' Asylum Cases

Associated Press A look at California's key lawsuits against Trump

Washington Post Federal judge criticizes prosecutors over increase in illegal immigration cases
By Rachel Weiner and John D. Harden

Daily Beast DHS Accused of Lying, Again, About a Terrorism-Immigration Link
By Spencer Ackerman

Associated Press Former FEMA Boss Says Border Situation Is Not an Emergency

New York Times White House Considers Using Storm Aid Funds as a Way to Pay for the Border Wall
By Michael Tackett and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Washington Post 'The story keeps changing': Trump falsely asserts he never promised Mexico would directly pay for the border wall

Washington Post In 2016, Trump said he would use eminent domain to build the wall
By JM Rieger

Washington Post Pancho Villa, prostitutes and spies: The U.S.-Mexico border wall's wild origins
By Michael E. Miller

Washington Post Misinformation by proxy: Trump retweets bad immigration information from an unreliable source
By Philip Bump

Washington Post The 'unbelievable vehicles' used to smuggle immigrants are mostly factory-issue sedans
By Philip Bump

USA Today Steel slat wall prototype sawed through in DHS test, report says
By William Cummings

Politico Fact check: Mexico will 'indirectly' pay for a border wall through the new trade deal
By ADAM BEHSUDI

The Hill O'Rourke talks border during Instagram video at dentist
By JUSTIN WISE

HuffPost Trump Is Fixated On MS-13. But He's Making It Harder For Its Victims To Get Asylum.
By Elise Foley

TIME There Is a Crisis at the Border. It's Not the One Trump Is Describing
By BRIAN BENNETT

CNN Shutdown puts ICE at risk of running out of money to pay contractors
By Priscilla Alvarez

Washington Post A new migrant caravan is forming in Central America, with plans to leave next week
By Sarah Kinosian and Kevin Sieff

Associated Press APNewsBreak: US Approved Thousands of Child Bride Requests

Wall Street Joutnal Obama-Era War on Executive Power Foreshadowed Trump's Wall Fight
By Peter Nicholas

New York Times Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics
By Trip Gabriel

Washington Post Trump's immigration policy has foreign tech talent looking north of the border
By Emily Rauhala

The Hill 94 percent of Latinos who voted in '18 plan to continue voting
By RAFAEL BERNAL

NPR Where Does Illegal Immigration Mostly Occur? Here's What The Data Tell Us
By SEAN MCMINN and RENEE KLAHR

Wall Street Journal (Editorial) Trump's Presidential Emergency

Wall Street Journal (Opinion) End This Stupid Shutdown

Wall Street Journal (Op-Ed) The Silly Arguments Against a Border Wall
By Rep. Dan Crenshaw

New York Times (Op-Ed) Dreamer, Rhodes Scholar, Human
By Jin Park

Washington Post (Opinion) The wall is Trump's 'read my lips' pledge
By Gary Abernathy

Washington Post (Opinion) Democrats were for a wall before they were against it
By Marc A. Thiessen

Washington Post (Opinion) Trump treats the border like a natural disaster. He even dresses the part.
By Robin Givhan

Washington Post (Opinion) Trump has conjured a crisis out of thin air. That should worry us all.
By Fareed Zakaria

Washington Post (Opinion) Pelosi knows the magic word for beating Trump: 'No'
By Jennifer Rubin

Washington Post (Opinion) All the reasons there is no 'emergency'
By Jennifer Rubin

Washington Post (Op-Ed) How to end the government shutdown - with neither side losing
By Dov Weinryb Grohsgal

Washington Post (Op-Ed) I worked in the Justice Department. I hope its lawyers won't give Trump an alibi.
By Erica Newland

Washington Post (Op-Ed) Trump is right: There is a crisis at the border. But he's causing it.
By Dree K. Collopy

Washington Post (Op-Ed) We need to end this ugly shutdown. But that's not enough.
By Max Stier

USA Today (Opinion) Trump's border wall isn't about national security. It's about stoking racial resentment.
By Jason Sattler

USA Today (Op-Ed) Donald Trump should declare 'emergency' to get the wall built over Democrats' objections
By Brandon Judd

The Atlantic (Opinion) Trump's Wall Could Cost Him in 2020
By RONALD BROWNSTEIN

The Hill (Op-Ed) A negotiated solution to the shutdown
By JIM SEBENIUS

The Hill (Op-Ed) Shutdown, showdown or shakedown?
By GARY ROSE

Local

Dorchester Reporter Dispatch from Dilley, Texas: Children, mothers periled by 'humanitarian crisis'
By Roy Lincoln Karp

Houston Chronicle Border wall shutdown prevents employers from confirming immigration status
By R.A. Schuetz

El Paso Times Did construction of a border fence cut down on crime rates in El Paso?
By Madlin Mekelburg

NBC San Diego Expansion of Immigration Policy Making It Harder For Those Seeking Citizenship
By Mari Payton, Tom Jones and Dorian Hargrove

Boston Globe 'We're doing American carnage!' An immigration lawyer hate-watches Trump's speech
By Nestor Ramos

Omaha World Herald (Opinion) Midlands Voices: Immigration proposal runs counter to Nebraska values
By Rebecca L. Gould