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Senate Democrats reject initial DACA offer

Senate Democrats reject initial DACA offer

Democrats have rejected an offer from Senate Republicans to pair border security legislation with an immigration fix that excluded a path to citizenship. “Sen. [Chuck] Grassley and a working group had made an offer to Sen. [Dick] Durbin which he refuses to respond to. The way that Sen. Grassley described it is an impasse,” Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, said on Thursday. Cornyn is a member of the group…

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court lets restrictions take full effect

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court lets restrictions take full effect

The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, pending legal challenges. The decision is a boost for Mr Trump’s policy against travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The ruling covers the third version of the directive that the president has issued since taking office. Seven of the nine justices lifted injunctions on Monday imposed…

Trump Says He’ll End U.S. Visa Lottery and ‘Chain Migration’

Trump Says He’ll End U.S. Visa Lottery and ‘Chain Migration’

President Donald Trump said he’ll end U.S. immigration programs that give preferences to the families of new residents and that allow people to enter a lottery for visas, policies the White House blames for a bombing in New York on Monday. “We’re going to end both of them,” Trump said at the White House on Tuesday. A 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant, Ayaked Ullah, set off a pipe bomb in New York’s…