See also Immigrants.
|2015.04.09||This is the full text of an opinion piece by Jeff Sessions on why he believes America should restrict legal immigration. washingtonpost.com (See also Jeff Sessions, Immigrants)|
|2015.07.20||Donald Trump claims if you're from Syria and a Christian, you can't come to the U.S. as a refugee. politifact.com (See also Syria, False Statements, Muslim Immigration Ban, 2016 Campaign)|
This is false - there is nothing in the US laws or regulations that discriminates against Christian refugees
|2015.08.16||Trump's newly unveiled immigration plan calls for the end of automatic citizenship for people born in the United States. abcnews.go.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Immigrants)|
|2015.10.05||During a Breitbart interview Jeff Sessions praises The 1924 National Origins Act, a law passed in order to keep Jews and Asians out of the country as “good for America.” theatlantic.com (See also Jeff Sessions, Anti-Semitism, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans)|
|2015.11.20||A step-by-step infographic to the rigorous process for refugee entry into the U.S. obamawhitehouse.archives.gov (See also Immigrants)|
|2015.11.23||Trump has not, so far, thoroughly disavowed the creation of a national registry of Muslims. newyorker.com (See also Muslim Registry)|
"This alone should be shocking, quite apart from his fear-mongering about mosques and refugees, subjects on which he seems to be getting a relative pass, in part because his opponents have not exactly taken heroic stands on the issue."
|2015.12.07||Trump releases campaign statement on preventing Muslim immigration. donaldjtrump.com (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2015.12.08||Governor Mike Pence: Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional. twitter.com (See also Mike Pence, Domestic Policy, Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2016.02.25||Here is what would happen in Trump's first 100 days if he beats a Democratic nominee on November 9, 2016. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Foreign Policy, Domestic Policy, Supreme Court, Vice-President, Guantánamo, Syria, China, Mexico Wall, Mexico)|
|2016.05.04||What Trump says his presidency would look like, including a wall design, an immigration ban on Muslims, an audit of the Federal Reserve, and plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act by the end of his First 100 Days. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Affordable Care Act, Mexico Wall, Mexico)|
|2016.11.10||Trump campaign staff redirects link to Muslim ban info on Trump website, but restores it after press inquiries. washingtonpost.com (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2016.11.18||Trump's team said today that he had never advocated for "any registry or system that tracks individuals based on their religion" -- despite statements in the past that may be at odds with that. abcnews.go.com (See also Muslim Registry, Muslims, Racism)|
|2016.11.22||What are sanctuary cities? economist.com (See also First 100 Days, Sanctuary Cities)|
|2016.11.30||Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus requests meeting with Trump to discuss issues affecting the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community nbcnews.com (See also First 100 Days, Asian American)|
CAPAC Chair Rep. Judy Chu said she would discuss issues important to the AAPI community, particularly immigration, during the meeting.
|2016.12.21||Trump, when asked about his proposed Muslim registry by a reporter, says "you know my plans." washingtonpost.com (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Muslim Registry)|
|2016.12.22||Kellyanne Conway says Trump will not ban Muslims from U.S. solely on religious grounds. cnn.com (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.04||Trump team requests Homeland Security records on border barriers, aerial surveillance, expanded immigrant detention, and more reuters.com (See also Department of Homeland Security, Mexican Wall, Immigrants, agency)|
|2017.01.06||Full text of the Protect American Families Act of 2017. scribd.com (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Muslim Registry)|
Protect American Families Act of 2017
|2017.01.06||U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and seven Senate colleagues introduce the Protect American Families Act. merkley.senate.gov (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Muslim Registry)|
|2017.01.10||John Kelly shies from Trump's wall and Muslim registry in confirmation hearing. theguardian.com (See also John Kelly, Mexico Wall, Department of Homeland Security, Muslim Registry)|
|2017.01.10||Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Justice Department, once praised a 1924 immigration law whose chief author in the House once declared was intended to end “indiscriminate acceptance of all races.” theatlantic.com (See also First 100 Days, Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice)|
"Trump’s pick for attorney general made the remarks during an interview with Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon, now an adviser to the president-elect."
|2017.01.10||These are some of the key points of John Kelly's confirmation hearing for Secretary of Homeland Security. theguardian.com (See also John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security, Mexico Wall, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslim Registry)|
|2017.01.11||Congress is likely to prioritize repealing the Affordable Care Act, tax reform, infrastructure, reversing Obama regulations, and immigration during Trump’s first 100 days thehill.com (See also First 100 Days, Affordable Care Act, Infrastructure)|
|2017.01.16||Homeland Security nominee Kelly says border wall "will not do the job." latimes.com (See also John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security, Immigrants, Mexico, Mexico Wall)|
|2017.01.19||More than 1,000 people rallied at the Chicago Teachers Union HQ to protest Trump's hard-line immigration proposals. chicagotribune.com (See also Immigrants)|
|2017.01.24||Trump expected to sign several executive orders restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries on Wednesday January 25. reuters.com (See also First 100 Days, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions)|
|2017.01.25||By cracking down on immigration and threatening martial law, Trump is following through on his incendiary campaign promises. vanityfair.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall, Sanctuary Cities, Immigrants)|
|2017.01.25||California lawmakers denounce Trump's immigration executive orders and promise legislative and legal action. latimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Sanctuary Cities)|
|2017.01.25||Donald Trump’s Executive Orders Are a Very Bad Sign for Muslims in America and Abroad slate.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.01.25||Politico breaks down the key components of Trump's executive orders on immigration. politico.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall, Sanctuary Cities)|
|2017.01.25||Trump is readying executive orders to stem refugees from ‘terror-prone’ regions and on the U.N. to halt funding for any organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority, supports abortion programs or evades international sanctions against Iran or North Korea. washingtontimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Syria, United Nations, Iran, North Korea)|
|2017.01.25||Trump plans on publishing a weekly list of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. buzzfeed.com (See also Sanctuary Cities)|
|2017.01.25||Trump signs an executive order on Sanctuary Cities that vaguely declares it illegal to "facilitate the presence of aliens." univision.com (See also Immigrants, First 100 Days, Fascism, Mexican Americans)|
This could mean helping undocumented immigrants now a crime under Trump.
|2017.01.25||Trump signs executive order slashing federal funding to Sanctuary Cities whitehouse.gov (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.01.25||Trump signs executive order to begin Mexico border wall and cut funding from sanctuary cities in immigration crackdown. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall, Sanctuary Cities, Immigrants, Mexican Americans)|
|2017.01.25||Trump signs executive order to build his wall along the Mexican/United States border whitehouse.gov (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.01.25||Trump’s order will cut the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. in half nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Syria, Immigrants)|
|2017.01.26||Jon D. Feere, an advocate of ending U.S. birthright citizenship, may be joining Trump's DHS. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Department of Homeland Security)|
Jon D. Feere is reportedly in line for a DHS post as White House debates the treatment of children of illegal immigrants.
|2017.01.26||Sean Spicer quickly backpedals on paying for Wall with 20% tax on Mexican imports. talkingpointsmemo.com (See also Mexico, Mexico Wall, Sean Spicer)|
|2017.01.26||Trump critic and Gold Star father Khizr Khan says Trump's Muslim ban could threaten American security. cnn.com (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.27||Trump says Christians will be given priority as refugees over Muslims. www1.cbn.com (See also Racism, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, President Donald Trump says persecuted Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States. “We are going to help them,” President Trump tells CBN News. “They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States? If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the ...
|2017.01.27||Trump signs order halting admission of refugees for 120 days and increasing the vetting of potential refugees from predominantly Muslim nations, promises priority for Christians. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.28||A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency stay temporarily halting the removal of individuals detained after President Trump issued an order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. thehill.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, First 100 Days, Muslims)|
Judge grants emergency stay temporarily halting removal of those detained after Trump order.
|2017.01.28||Detained Iraqis who worked for the U.S. file suits against Trump's immigration order. reuters.com (See also Domestic Policy, Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the Iraqis in Brooklyn, New York, cites that the order violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of due process by taking away their ability to apply for asylum, and violates the guarantee of equal protection by discriminating against them on the basis of their country of origin without sufficient justification. It also says the order violates procedural requirements of federal rulemaking.
|2017.01.28||Google recalls staff after Trump executive order restricting entry for nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries. bbc.com (See also Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban, Technology)|
|2017.01.28||Green card holders from seven Muslim countries included in immigration ban. reuters.com (See also Domestic Policy, Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.28||Just over a year ago Mike Pence called Trump’s Muslim ban ‘offensive and unconstitutional.’ Yesterday he stood at Trump's side as he signed the order. washingtonpost.com (See also Mike Pence, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.01.28||Some Congressional Republicans respond to criticism by speaking out against Muslim immigration ban; most, including Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, remain silent. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Immigrants)|
|2017.01.28||The New York Times examines excerpts from Mr. Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigrants. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.28||US immigration attorney warns some 50,000 undocumented Irish to 'remain silent or you'll be gone very quickly'. thejournal.ie (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.01.29||Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse Special Collection: Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Immigration/Refugee Orders. clearinghouse.net (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
Legal challenges ensuing from Trump's executive orders will be kept current in the linked cases.
|2017.01.29||European leaders reject Trump’s refugee ban as violating principles. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.29||Giuliani says Trump consulted him on legally implementing Muslim ban. thehill.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Domestic Policy)|
|2017.01.29||There are a lot of reasons to not use ride-hailing app Uber: shoddy labor practices, attempts to strong-arm local governments,but those are not why #DeleteUber took off on Saturday night. slate.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.29||Trump’s immigration executive order creates an international mess, a legal challenge, protests at major airports across the country, and his first defeat in court. politico.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Immigrants, Muslims)|
|2017.01.30||Acting Attorney General Sally Yates orders Justice Department not to defend Trump's executive order on immigration in court, stating concerns about its legality. nytimes.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Immigrants, Muslims, Department of Justice)|
|2017.01.30||President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious as leaked executive order draft discusses overhauling work-visa programs. bloomberg.com (See also First 100 Days, Technology, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.30||Several House Judiciary Committee aides, working under non-disclosure agreements, helped craft Trump's controversial immigration order without telling Republican leaders. politico.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.30||The dark history of the White House aides, Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, who crafted Trump's "Muslim Ban" m.motherjones.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Steve Bannon)|
|2017.01.30||Trump fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after Yates ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his immigration order banning entry from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying her action "betrayed" the department. washingtonpost.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Domestic Policy, First 100 Days)|
|2017.01.30||Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she orders government lawyers not to defend Muslim immigration ban. nytimes.com (See also Department of Justice, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Presidential Activity, Immigrants, Assaults on Government)|
|2017.01.30||Trump likes to cite a very small figure to minimize the impact of his travel ban. But that's highly misleading, 90,000 people are affected by it. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Assaults on Facts)|
|2017.01.30||Trump’s hard-line actions have an intellectual godfather: Jeff Sessions washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice, Nationalism, Trade, Jared Kushner, Rick Dearborn)|
"Bannon described Sessions as “the clearinghouse for policy and philosophy” in Trump’s administration, saying he and the senator are at the center of Trump’s “pro-America movement” and the global nationalist phenomenon."
|2017.01.30||White House says more than 100 U.S. diplomats expressing dissent against Muslim immigration ban "should either get with the program or they can go." nytimes.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Department of State)|
|2017.01.31||Justice Department releases State Department notice that "provisionally" revokes immigrant and non-immigrant visas already issued to citizens of nations listed in Trump's Muslim immigration ban. politico.com (See also Muslims, Immigrants, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.31||San Francisco sues Donald Trump over order targeting 'sanctuary cities' and mandating the federal government withhold grants from localities that limit cooperation with immigration enforcement. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Sanctuary Cities)|
|2017.01.31||State Dept. dissent cable, asserting that the president’s order on immigration will not make the nation safer, draws 1,000 signatures, has wended through dozens of embassies and is still spreading. mobile.nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Department of State, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.01.31||Washington state becomes the first to file a lawsuit against the administration, seeking a restraining order to stop enforcement of the Muslim immigration ban. npr.org (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.02.01||Former Norwegian prime minister is detained at Dulles Airport for because he traveled to Iran for a human rights conference in 2014. washingtonpost.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Administration Errors)|
|2017.02.02||How Trump is getting away with violating court orders against his Muslim immigrant ban. slate.com (See also First 100 Days, Constitutional Issues, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.02.02||White House suggests US may still accept Australia refugees despite an angry phone call between Donald Trump and Australia’s prime minister. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.02.03||Federal Judge grants nationwide injunction against Trump Ban in Washington state lawsuit buzzfeed.com (See also Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
After a loss in federal court in Massachusetts, a federal judge in Washington issued the furthest reaching order yet against Trump's refugee and travel ban executive order.
|2017.02.03||Government attorney reveals that over 100,000 visas have been revoked due to Trump's Muslim immigration ban. washingtonpost.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Immigrants)|
|2017.02.04||Amazon and Expedia join a lawsuit in federal court in Seattle, asking for key parts of the executive order to be declared unconstitutional. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Technology, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.02.04||Federal judge blocks Trump’s immigration ban; Trump vows to fight the ruling. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
A judge in Seattle ordered a nationwide halt to the ban while a Boston court refused to extend a stay. Earlier the State Department said 60,000 visas had been revoked.
|2017.02.04||Thousands of people across the U.S. joined protests againt Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. abcnews.go.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.02.05||US appeals court rejects White House request to reinstate Muslim immigration ban. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Constitutional Issues, Assaults on Government, Steve Bannon, Steven Miller)|
|2017.02.06||Lawyers defending President Trump's travel ban lost a major battle in court. How did they lose? The judge did not buy slams alternative facts. msnbc.com (See also First 100 Days, Assaults on Facts, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.02.06||Trump makes misleading statements on Facebook about immigration ban. nytimes.com (See also False Statements, First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Executive Orders)|
President Trump and his aides have repeatedly suggested that his travel ban is an outgrowth of Obama administration policy.
|2017.02.07||A group of lawyers accuse Trump administration of failing to comply with Judge's order in travel ban lawsuit. lawnewz.com (See also Assaults on Government, First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
They are asking a judge to force the Trump administration to disclose a list of any individuals detained by his ‘extreme vetting’ Executive Order and are also seeking the return of any individuals who were removed from the United States as a result of the order.
|2017.02.07||Appeals Court panel appears skeptical of Trump’s Muslim Immigration ban and the Trump administration's position that came close to saying the court is without power to make judgements about his actions. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Constitutional Issues)|
|2017.02.07||Donald Trump faces day of struggles with Democrats trying to block Trump’s pick for education secretary in the morning, while the afternoon brings challenge to his immigration ban theguardian.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Department of Education, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.07||Homeland Security Chief John Kelly admits Muslim Immigration Ban was rushed nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.02.08||DHS watchdog suggests customs officials may have violated court order at Dulles. politico.com (See also First 100 Days, Constitutional Issues, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Department of Homeland Security)|
The day after it went into effect, a federal judge said customs officials at Dulles had to provide detained travelers access to lawyers.
|2017.02.08||Number of U.S. religious congregations participating in sanctuary movement doubles after presidential election. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Immigrants)|
|2017.02.08||Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a US senator Wednesday that Trump's tweets about the judiciary are "demoralizing" and "disheartening." cnn.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Constitutional Issues)|
|2017.02.09||9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds suspension of Trump’s Muslim immigration ban. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Lawsuits, Immigrants)|
|2017.02.09||JUST IN: 9th Circuit: Ruling on Trump travel ban case will be filed before close of business Thursday - @PeteWilliamsNBC— NBC Nightly News twitter.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.02.09||Trump lawyers get ready: After the 9th Circuit rules on the immigration ban, there'll be another challenge and another and another. bloomberg.com (See also First 100 Days, Constitutional Issues, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.02.09||Trump travel ban hits major setback after judges uphold temporary restraining order issued last week to prevent 90-day travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries and 120-day freeze on US admission of any refugees. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.02.10||U.S. immigration authorities conduct raids and arrest undocumented immigrants, including some without criminal records, in at least six states. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigrants)|
|2017.02.10||White House considers rewriting Trump’s immigration order after an appeals court declined to restore the president’s controversial travel ban. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims)|
|2017.02.11||Influential Mexicans are pushing an aggressive strategy to fight a likely increase in deportations of their undocumented compatriots in the U.S by jamming U.S. courts. wsj.com (See also Mexican Americans, First 100 Days, Mexico Wall)|
|2017.02.11||Trump says refugees are flooding U.S. nytimes.com (See also Assaults on Facts, First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.02.11||Trump tweets that he can bring the cost of a Mexico border wall "way down." washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall)|
In a pair of Saturday morning tweets, Trump says initial estimates for the cost of construction would fall once he got involved in negotiations.
|2017.02.13||Homeland Security chief Kelly responds after immigration raids spark outrage abcnews.go.com (See also Department of Homeland Security, Immigrants, John Kelly)|
|2017.02.15||One of nine agencies that work with the U.N. refugee program will lay off 140 staffers and close five locations in the wake of the Trump executive order cutting the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.15||The first "DREAMer"—a person covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA—has been taken into custody in immigrant crackdown under Trump administration. reuters.com (See also Mexican Americans)|
|2017.02.15||U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration mobile.reuters.com (See also DACA, First 100 Days, Lawsuits)|
|2017.02.16||A 23-year-old DACA work permit holder in Seattle faces immigration removal proceedings after his arrest and the termination of his "dreamer" status in part because of a gang tattoo that says "Peace" in Spanish. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Immigrants, Mexican Americans)|
|2017.02.16||Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani says Trump may be a blessing in disguise for India. timesofindia.indiatimes.com (See also India)|
|2017.02.16||Trump plans to rescind his immigration ban executive order and issue a new executive order to eliminate "erroneous constitutional concerns" after an appeals court loss, according to Justice Department court filing. theguardian.com (See also Department of Justice, First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.02.17||Leaked memo outlines Trump administration's proposal to mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops for immigration raids. cbsnews.com (See also Immigrants)|
|2017.02.17||Trump administration denies it is considering use of National Guard to conduct immigration raids. cnbc.com (See also First 100 Days, Immigrants)|
|2017.02.18||DHS Secretary Kelly signs memos detailing new guidelines that empower federal agents to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants. washingtonpost.com (See also Nationalism, Immigrants)|
|2017.02.20||Department of Homeland Security confirms Trump Administration plans to deport illegal immigrants to Mexico even if the illegal immigrants aren't from Mexico. propublica.org (See also First 100 Days, John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security)|
|2017.02.21||Fear of Trump's immigration policies causes many green card holders to seek naturalization. apnews.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.21||Trump administration unveils new immigration rules that will make it easier to immediately deport people for minor crimes. nytimes.com (See also Immigrants)|
|2017.02.21||Trump's DHS guidelines aggressively target all 11 million illegal aliens, discarding Obama-era restraints. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigrants, Department of Justice)|
Officials said the new guidelines to beef up border enforcement will be handled “humanely.”
|2017.02.22||Rex W. Tillerson arrives in Mexico with twin threats hanging over the frayed relationship between the two nations: Trump’s new orders to round up and deport immigrants who are in the United States illegally, and a separate effort to examine American aid to Mexico for possible use in paying for a border wall. nytimes.com (See also Rex Tillerson, Department of State, First 100 Days, Mexico, Mexico Wall)|
|2017.02.22||The Trump administration issues new immigration policies with the goal of empowering agents to strictly enforce deportation laws. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigrants, Nationalism, Fascism)|
|2017.02.22||Trump's DHS Secretary, John Kelly, lays out aggressive guidance for vigorously pursuing illegal immigrants. cnn.com (See also Nationalism, Immigrants, Fascism, Department of Homeland Security)|
|2017.02.24||A Delta Air Lines flight that landed in New York is greeted by law enforcement officials who ask every one of the domestic flight passengers to show IDs in their search for an immigrant who was ordered deported. washingtonpost.com|
|2017.02.24||As desperate asylum seekers flee the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, concern grows in Canada about whether the country will be able to cope if the number of U.S. migrants keeps growing. washingtonpost.com|
|2017.02.24||Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he doesn't believe it's possible to accomplish Trump's plans to hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to enforce executive orders on immigration in the next couple of years. npr.org (See also First 100 Days, Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly)|
|2017.02.24||Trump administration solicits ideas from contractors on how to build its promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a first tangible step toward delivering on the president’s signature campaign promise to curb unauthorized immigration. bloomberg.com (See also First 100 Days, Mexico Wall)|
|2017.02.24||Trump touts his immigration policies during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs, saying, "We're getting really bad dudes out of this country," including criminals and gang members, in what he called "a military operation." washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.26||Henry Rousso, one of France’s most preeminent scholars and public intellectuals, is detained for more than 10 hours and nearly deported—for no clear reason—as he attempts to enter the United States to attend an academic symposium. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.28||In a private meeting with news anchors, Trump reverses his hard-line immigration stance and says he'd be open to a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who haven't committed serious crimes. nytimes.com (See also Immigrants, First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.01||A group of more than 60 law enforcement officers publicly object to a push to include police in immigration roundups, saying it makes their communities less safe. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.01||Officials say the latest draft of Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban. apnews.com (See also First 100 Days, Iraq, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
The Pentagon and State Department had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq's inclusion given its key role in fighting the Islamic State group.
|2017.03.04||Trump administration is considering separating Mexican women and children caught crossing U.S. border without documentation as a way of deterring immigration. reuters.com (See also Mexican Americans, Immigrants, First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.11||More than 130 foreign policy experts say Trump's revised travel ban will 'weaken U.S. security and undermine U.S. global leadership.' nytimes.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, First 100 Days)|
The signatories to a letter sent to President Trump and many cabinet members include the former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and John Kerry.
|2017.03.14||Trump is making it harder for foreign workers to get visas, but he makes an exception for workers at his club. newyorker.com (See also Technology, First 100 Days, Conflicts of Interest)|
The President has a dim view of extending visas to employees in the technology industry. But, when it comes to his club, it’s a different story.
|2017.03.15||Federal judge Derrick K. Watson issues nationwide block on Trump Administration's revised travel ban. nytimes.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Immigrants)|
|2017.04.18||Trump continues to press the case that illegal immigrants are fueling crime, provoking divided reactions from the law enforcement community. wsj.com (See also First 100 Days, immigrants)|
|2017.04.18||Trump signs an executive order aimed at changing the H-1B visa program. reuters.com (See also First 100 Days, Executive Orders)|
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serv…
|2017.05.25||4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholds national freeze of Trump's Muslim travel ban in a 10-3 vote. washingtonpost.com (See also Muslims, Muslim Immigration Ban, Islamophobia)|
|2017.06.22||Trump called for a new law barring immigrants from receiving welfare for at least five years, but didn't realize that the law has already existed for more than 20 years. usatoday.com (See also Administration Errors)|