Chris Magnus, the Tucson police chief who carried a Black Lives Matter sign at a protest, was chosen to lead Customs and Border Protection.
The administration is under intensifying pressure to expand its capacity to care for as many as 35,000 unaccompanied minors, part of a wave of people crossing the border.
“The president has been clear to all of us — words matter, tone matters and civility matters,” said Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary.
Gutted by the Trump administration, the refugee resettlement system is unable to quickly process tens of thousands of the world’s neediest people.
A whistle-blower accused Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II of an abuse of power in making sweeping concessions to pro-Trump Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
President Biden named nearly all of his cabinet secretaries and their immediate deputies before he took office, but his real grasp on the levers of power has come several layers down.
Critics say the new test is harder for English learners. It features more nuanced questions and highlights such issues as states’ rights and the Vietnam War.
‘‘Name one example of an American innovation.” Umm … “Real Housewives”? Skyscrapers? This test?
The policy created a wealth test that would disqualify immigrants for green cards if they were deemed likely to use public benefits.
The Trump administration wants to make it harder for foreign students, exchange visitors and journalists.
Five new American citizens were stunned to be naturalized at a White House ceremony during the Republican National Convention. Some said they did not know they were being broadcast until friends called to tell them.
Plunging revenue from immigration fees nearly forced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to furlough more than two-thirds of its work force. Now cuts will come from its operations.
The Trump administration is planning a sharp increase in the cost of naturalization this fall. Critics say it is part of a pattern intended to discourage immigration from poor nations.
Victorina Morales was one of many undocumented workers at Trump Organization golf properties who came forward. She was placed in removal proceedings this week. A judge will decide on her bid for asylum.
A Trump administration plan to overhaul the asylum system would subject vulnerable families to danger and violate international law, officers who would carry out the policy said.
But U.S.C.I.S. is sitting on a growing backlog of would-be citizens like me.
She grew up thinking she was American. When she realized that she wasn’t, her quest to fix the problem put her at risk of deportation.
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.
Lawmakers from both parties are urging the Trump administration to conduct the oath remotely to make up for a pause in naturalization ceremonies during the health crisis.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has asked Congress for a lifeline amid the coronavirus pandemic that has caused applications to plummet and brought it to the brink of insolvency.
The Trump administration is unlikely to allow laid-off holders of H-1B and other work visas to extend their stay in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Nurses and doctors are ensnared by red tape and visa rules that prevent them from working in U.S. hospitals, where they are needed to respond to the coronavirus.