Citizenship and Immigration Services (US)

New Trump Administration Proposal Would Charge Asylum Seekers an Application Fee

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday proposed hiking a range of fees assessed on those pursuing legal immigration and citizenship, as well as for the first time charging those fleeing persecution for seeking protection in the United States. The rule, which will be published on Thursday and will have […]

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White House Fires Homeland Security Dept.’s General Counsel

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday fired John Mitnick, the general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, after months of shake-up at an agency responsible for carrying out President Trump’s immigration agenda. “We thank John for this service, and we wish him well,” a department spokeswoman said Tuesday […]

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Federal Workers’ Children Born Abroad May Not Receive Automatic Citizenship

NYT > U.S. > Politics Children born abroad to certain United States service members and other federal employees will no longer be granted automatic citizenship under a Trump administration policy set to take effect in October. Parents of those children, including those born on military bases, will have to apply for citizenship on the children’s […]

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Trump Sees an Obstacle to Getting His Way on Immigration: His Own Officials

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — Stephen Miller was furious — again. The architect of President Trump’s immigration agenda, Mr. Miller was presiding last month over a meeting in the White House Situation Room when he demanded to know why the administration officials gathered there were taking so long to carry out his plans. A regulation […]

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Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump moved to replace the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after The latest moves also appeared to be a housecleaning of officials associated with John F. Kelly, the president’s former chief of staff and his first homeland security secretary, who was pushed […]

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More Top Homeland Security Officials Set to Leave in Trump Purge

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump moved to sweep out the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after pushing out its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, accelerating a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership. Government officials said three more top department leaders were expected to leave soon: L. […]

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