Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested that fewer immigrants could hurt the economy, in a letter responding to a question from a Senate Democrat. According to a letter obtained by Bloomberg, Powell, a Trump appointee, told Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., that lower immigration would negatively affect the U.S. economy due to fewer employers being…

Many Americans wonder why all immigrants do not just come to the United States legally or simply “get in line” if they are unauthorized. These suggestions miss the point: There is no line available for unauthorized immigrants and the “regular channels” do not include them. No “line” is available for the vast majority of unauthorized…

United States immigration law is very complex, and there is much confusion as to how it works. The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit of 675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members. Lawful permanent residency allows a foreign national…

An Immokalee man said many people in his community are afraid after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pulled him over this week. He had three co-workers in his vehicle who were then detained by ICE. Roger Villareal said he and a few of his co-workers stopped at El Taquito restaurant Monday morning to grab breakfast on their…

EL PASO — The two little boys squeezed next to each other on the studded leather chair at the front of Courtroom 4 in the El Paso Immigration Court on Thursday, happily hitting each other with a blow-up toy gavel given to them by the judge. “What’s your name?” asked Judge Robert Hough. An interpreter repeated the…

During a 2016 campaign stop in Illinois, then-candidate Donald Trump invited to the stage a man wearing a shirt that read: “Legal Immigrant For Trump.” Asked to say a few words to the crowd, the man chastised the media for missing a fundamental aspect of Trump’s candidacy: that he was opposed to illegal immigration, not…

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