Sylvia Longmire: Columnist
All of our columnist Sylvia Longmire’s articles.
Cartel killing: A recent beheading of a child witness in Alabama has brought the Mexico drug war once again dangerously close to home.
Everybody knows the profitability of cocaine to Mexican drug cartels, but they are now making up to $250,000 per kilogram of something else—fish bladders.
As a result of family separation policies, immigrant children are being forced to attend their immigration hearings without their parents being present.
USCIS has created an office to identify naturalized Americans who are suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and will seek to strip them of it.
With only a few thousand apprehensions, our northern border with Canada is uneventful. But the Trump administration’s new security policy is being felt.
There is currently no evidence that family separations or criminal prosecution under Trump's immigration policy is preventing more illegal border crossings.
In the face of enormous pressure and opposition to a “zero tolerance” immigration policy, President Trump on June 20 signed an executive order that supposedly would keep more immigrant families together while they go through either asylum or criminal proceedings.
In early May, the Trump administration decided to refer all persons caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for federal prosecution. This policy has resulted in the largest separation of parents from their children at the border in history.
DHS and HHS have a flawed system for processing migrant minors—especially when it comes to keeping track of unaccompanied children placed with sponsors.