36,000 immigrants in Florida won't get their citizenship in time to vote, data show
MIAMI — Up to 300,000 lawful permanent residents nationwide — about 36,000 of them in Florida — will be prevented from completing their naturalization process in time to vote in the upcoming November election, data show.The staggering government data — analyzed by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Boundless Immigration, a non-partisan tech company that helps immigrants obtain green cards and citizenship — shows that immigration policies implemented by the Trump administration since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis slowed down naturalization applications, creating a record backlog in a ti...
Trump adviser Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19
Stephen Miller, a senior White House adviser responsible for some of President Donald Trump’s most extreme immigration policies, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, he told the Daily News in a statement.Miller, 35, said he has been working from home since Friday, when Trump shocked the nation by announcing that he and the first lady had tested positive for the respiratory virus that’s killed more than 210,000 Americans.“I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine,” Miller said in ...
New York Daily News
ICE puts up billboards denouncing sanctuary policies for immigrants in cities like Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — ICE officials have launched a billboard campaign in Pennsylvania that they say will educate the public about the dangers of sanctuary policies in places like Philadelphia.It comes about three weeks after Amnesty International USA erected billboards in American cities, including one near the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Center City, to demand freedom for immigrants being held in family detention centers.The Trump administration and Mayor Jim Kenney have warred over sanctuary policies, in particular the validity of agency-issued requests, known as detainers, to ho...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Former Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses primary in failed comeback attempt
Joe Arpaio, the former Phoenix sheriff who rose to prominence for his harsh immigration policies, lost another election Friday, The Associated Press reported.Arpaio, 88, lost the Republican primary for Maricopa County Sheriff, a position he held for 24 years until his 2016 defeat at the hands of current officeholder Paul Penzone, a Democrat.In between his two sheriff defeats, Arpaio finished third in the Republican primary for one of Arizona’s U.S. Senate seats in 2018.Arpaio was also defeated by the law itself in 2017 and expected to serve prison time for violating court orders that had requi...
New York Daily News
Biden says he would reverse Trump immigration policy in push to reach Florida Hispanics
MIAMI — Joe Biden would grant permanent legal status to Venezuelan exiles in the U.S. if he becomes president, end the federal government’s deputizing of local law enforcement on immigration matters, and, on his first day in office, file an immigration bill creating a “legal road map” for roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants to obtain legal status, advisers to the presumptive Democratic nominee said Tuesday.Biden’s presidential campaign released staples of his plan for Latinos during a call with reporters, laying out the former vice president’s intent to reverse much of President Donald ...