See also 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)|
|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.
|2017.02.13||Homeland Security chief Kelly responds after immigration raids spark outrage abcnews.go.com (See also Department of Homeland Security, Immigrants, John Kelly)|
|2017.02.20||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)|
|2017.02.22||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)|
|2017.02.24||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.
|2017.03.15||Federal judge Derrick K. Watson issues nationwide block on Trump Administration's revised travel ban. nytimes.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Muslims, Immigrants)|
|2017.05.25||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)|
|2017.06.26||The Pentagon is considering a plan to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 foreign-born recruits without legal immigration status, knowingly exposing them to deportation. washingtonpost.com (See also Department of Defense, James Mattis)|
|2017.07.10||The Department of Homeland Security has delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule, and has signaled its intent to eliminate the rule completely. axios.com (See also Department of Homeland Security, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
The rule would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to come to the U.S. to start companies.
|2017.08.02||Trump endorsed a new bill in the Senate aimed at slashing legal immigration levels which would represent a profound change to U.S. immigration policies that have been in place for half a century, favoring people that speak English, and slashing the number of green cards awarded from 1 million to 500,000. washingtonpost.com (See also Nationalism, Stephen Miller)|
|2017.08.02||Trump is apparently lying about two phone calls during which he claims officials called him to offer him praise - one from the President of Mexico about immigration, and another from the Boy Scouts. thinkprogress.org (See also Assaults on Facts, False Statements, Mexico, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.08.06||Chicago will keep fighting Trump’s immigration policies with a federal lawsuit alleging it’s illegal for the federal government to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities. apnews.com (See also Legal Issues)|
|2017.08.14||San Francisco has joined Chicago as it became the latest city to sue the Trump administration over its threat to withhold federal grant money from jurisdictions that refuse to fully cooperate with immigration authorities. buzzfeed.com (See also Legal Issues, Department of Justice)|
|2017.08.16||The Trump administration formally terminated an Obama-era program that granted Central American minors temporary legal residence in the United States, shutting the door on 2,714 people who had already won conditional approval to enter the country. washingtonpost.com (See also Department of Homeland Security)|
|2017.08.17||Hospitals in Trump country are suffering, as Muslim and Pakistani doctors are being denied visas to the US, hurting those who most are in need of help. theintercept.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Health Care)|