The Trump administration announced this week it will begin collecting the DNA of migrants who cross the border to add their information to a database that helps law enforcement officials fight crime. Alex Nowrasteh, director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute, says the initiative would be a waste of time and resources.
Some 4,000 Liberians will lose their legal status due to the Trump administration’s termination of a program that granted them temporary reprieves from deportation. This week, they got their day in court.
For the US, the deals with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to take back migrants are like a fortification, shielding the country from taking responsibility for people seeking international protection. They add yet another line of defense to other drastic measures the US has recently taken to keep them out.
In the wake of a ruling Tuesday that Harvard University's race-conscious admissions policy does not violate the rights of Asian Americans, both opponents and supporters of the lawsuit say the conversation around affirmative action and its role at American universities is just beginning.
Under the Trump administration, new immigration policy restrictions may impact the 1,000-strong community of Korean Uzbeks in New York City, some of whom came to the US seeking reprieve from harassment and assault in Russia.
This newly elected president of Somalia was the subject of our 2011 Geo Quiz. In this interview, he was back in Buffalo working as a civil servant after a stint in his home country as a prime minister.