Immigration

Temporary Protected Status, explained
 

Watch: Democrat Mark Pocan hands out ‘missing’ fliers for FOIA request outside ICE headquarters
 

Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan posted up outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters Wednesday morning to hand out “missing” fliers for a Freedom of Information Act request he sent the agency in October. The FOIA inquiry was about ICE arrests in Wisconsin last year.

“Hi there, sir, is there a board inside for like lost cats and stuff?” Pocan asked a man walking into the ICE building as he attempted to hand him the “missing” flier.

Watch: Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley join protest for immigrants in limbo
 

Freshman Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna S. Pressley spoke at a rally outside the White House Tuesday afternoon to press for permanent residency for temporary protected status recipients. These immigrants have been in limbo since President Donald Trump ended TPS designation for a handful of countries in 2018.

What is a national emergency? How Congress gave the White House broad, far-reaching powers
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Congress is working to come up with an agreement on border security ahead of the government funding expiration date of Feb. 15. But President Donald Trump has said if the deal doesn’t include money for a southern border wall he will declare a national emergency to get it built instead.

Criticizing Trump, Pelosi highlights the president’s walkout in weekly press briefing
 

Pelosi: 'I don't even know if the president wants the wall'

“I think the meeting was a setup so he could walkout,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, referring to a Wednesday meeting at the White House regarding the continued government shutdown over border wall funding.

The Border Wall Funding Fight Could Lead to Another CR, or Partial Federal Shutdown
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Trump Aims to Seal the Deal — Or Mitigate GOP Losses — With Rally Blitz
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