Categories for Immigration

27,442. 8/16/2019

CRIME/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: [email protected] agents arrested a previously deported child rapist on Wednesday after he attempted to re-enter the United Stat…”

-Donald Trump,, August 16, 2019 7:43 am

27,429. 8/15/2019

ICE/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: After @ICEgov recently removed illegal immigrants working at Koch Foods’ plants in Mississippi, Americans are applying for…”

Donald Trump,, August 15, 2019 2:53 pm

27,397. 8/14/2019

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @parscale: WE MUST ENFORCE OUR LAWS! Both suspects are illegal aliens. One was ordered removed but never left. The other was deported &…” 

Donald Trump,, August 14, 2019 4:41 pm

27,334. 8/12/2019

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: President @realDonaldTrump is ensuring that non-citizens do not abuse American’s public benefits. The Public Charge Rule wi…”

Donald Trump,, August 12, 2019 5:28 pm

27,325. 8/12/2019

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: JUST ANNOUNCED: President @realDonaldTrump will enforce a Clinton-era law to ensure that non-citizens do not abuse our publ…”

Donald Trump,, August 12, 2019 2:32 pm

27,293. 8/8/2019

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Jim_Jordan: Border Patrol took us to the border itself, including a boat patrol of the Rio Grande River. We saw Mexican government au…”

Donald Trump,, August 8, 2019 10:42 pm

27,261. 8/7/2019

IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/MASS SHOOTINGS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Joe Biden lit into President Donald Trump on Wednesday [8-6-19], assailing his moral compass and asserting that the president ‘has publicly and unapologetically embraced a political strategy of hate, racism and division.’ Vowing that ‘we can’t, and I will not, let this man be reelected,’ Biden warned an audience in Burlington, Iowa, that ‘everything that makes America America is at stake’ in next year’s election. Biden tied the address to the pair of mass shootings that took place over the weekend — one of which was carried out by a suspect who mirrored some of Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric — linking the president in no uncertain terms to the growing threat of white supremacism in the U.S. It’s not ‘that far at all’ of a line from Trump’s language when discussing undocumented immigrants and neo-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 to various mass shootings throughout his presidency, Biden told the crowd.”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Biden, in Iowa, torches Trump’s divisive rhetoric,” Politico, August 7, 2019 4:32 pm

27,258. 8/7/2019

HUMAN RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION/IRAQ/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A 41-year-old Detroit man deported to Iraq in June died Tuesday [8-6-19], according to the American Civil Liberties Union and two people close the man’s family. The man, Jimmy Aldaoud, spent most of his life in the U.S., but was swept up in President Donald Trump’s intensified immigration enforcement efforts. Edward Bajoka, an immigration attorney who described himself as close to Aldaoud’s family, wrote on Facebook that the death appeared to be linked to the man’s inability to obtain insulin in Baghdad to treat his diabetes. Aldaoud was an Iraqi national, but he was born in Greece and came to the U.S. as a young child, his family friend said. He had never lived in Iraq and did not speak Arabic, according to Bajoka…The Trump administration has sought to deport more than 1,000 Iraqis with final orders of removal, including Chaldean Catholics in the Detroit metro area, of which Aldaoud was one.”

Ted Hesson and Nahal Toosi, “Iraqi man dies after Trump administration deports him,” Politico, August 7, 2019 3:14 pm

27,238. 8/6/2019

IMMIGRATION/RACISM/RELIGION/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In recent years a number of Catholic bishops have denounced President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and harsh rhetoric toward immigrants and people of color. But one church leader went one step further, becoming likely the first Catholic bishop in the United States to publicly accuse Trump of racism. In a series of lacerating tweets, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, Texas, called the President ‘a very poor man’ and urged him to ‘stop hate and racism, starting with yourself’…Garcia-Siller’s tweets were reacting to the massacre of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday [8-3-19]. The accused gunman is believed to have authored a racist, anti-immigrant document that laid out a dark vision of America overrun by Latinos. Some of the language in the manifesto reflects ideas from President Trump, Fox News and the modern Republican party. For example, the document warns of a ‘Hispanic invasion’ and says Democrats are using ‘open borders’ and ‘free healthcare for illegals’ to attract new voters.”

Daniel Burke, “A Catholic bishop in Texas is publicly accusing President Trump of racism,” CNN Politics,, August 6, 2019 9:35 pm

27,235. 8/6/2019

IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The number of Mexicans refused immigrant visas to the U.S. because they might become dependent on government benefits skyrocketed under President Donald Trump, according to State Department data obtained by POLITICO. Between Oct. 1 and July 29, the State Department denied 5,343 immigrant visa applications for Mexican nationals on the grounds that the applicants were so poor or infirm that they risked becoming a ‘public charge,’ according to the statistics. That’s up from just seven denials for Mexican applicants in fiscal year 2016, the last full year under former President Barack Obama. The number of public charge denials for applicants from all nations also rose during the past year. Preliminary data obtained by POLITICO shows 12,179 visa rejections on public charge grounds through July 29 — which puts the department on pace to surpass last year’s total. The State Department disqualified only 1,033 people on public charge grounds in fiscal 2016.”

Ted Hesson, “Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department,” Politico, August 6, 2019 6:09 pm


27,186. 8/5/2019

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/RACISM/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s re-election campaign has harnessed Facebook advertising to push the idea of an ‘invasion’ at the southern border, amplifying the fear-inducing language about immigrants that he has also voiced at campaign rallies and on Twitter. Since January, Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign has posted more than 2,000 ads on Facebook that include the word ‘invasion’ — part of a barrage of advertising focused on immigration, a dominant theme of his re-election messaging. A review of Mr. Trump’s tweets also found repeated references to an ‘invasion,’ while his 2016 campaign advertising heavily featured dark warnings about immigrants breaching America’s borders. Mr. Trump’s language on immigration — particularly his use of the word ‘invasion’ — is under scrutiny after the mass shooting in El Paso on Saturday [8-3-19]. The suspect in that shooting, which left 22 people dead, appeared to be the author of a manifesto declaring that ‘this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.’”

Thomas Kaplan, “How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim,” The New York Times online, August 5, 2019

27,160. 8/3/2019

CRIME/GERMANY/IMMIGRATION/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @KTHopkins: After a man is hacked to death in broad daylight by a Syrian migrant with a samurai sword, Merkel’s media says “differences…”

Donald Trump,, August 3, 2019 7:14 am

27,157. 8/2/2019

DHS/IMMIGRATION/STEPHEN MILLER/TRUMP PEOPLE: “White House senior adviser Stephen Miller wasn’t getting an immigration regulation he wanted. So he sent a series of scorching emails to top immigration officials, calling the department an ‘embarrassment’ for not acting faster. The regulation in question would allow the Department of Homeland Security to bar legal immigrants from obtaining green cards if they receive certain government benefits. The rule will likely be released in the coming days, according to a pair of current and former Trump officials briefed on the timeline. he emails, which POLITICO obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, shed new light on how aggressively Miller has pressured the Department of Homeland Security to move faster on regulations to limit immigration. Critics say the new rule will be used to shore up Trump’s political base in the coming election year, and that it’s an illegitimate tool to reduce legal immigration. One former Trump official said Miller has maintained a ‘singular obsession’ with the public charge rule, which he’s argued would bring about a transformative change to U.S. immigration.”

Ted Hesson, “Emails show Stephen Miller pressed hard to limit green cards,” Politico, August 2, 2019 4:19 pm

27,140. 8/2/2019

IMMIGRATION/PROTESTERS/RALLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump paused his rally for nearly three minutes after protesters interrupted his remarks Wednesday evening in Cincinnati. The protesters held signs that said “Immigrants Built America’ and ‘Chinga La Migra’ — Spanish for ‘f*** border patrol.’ The protest broke out when Trump began talking about immigration and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the president’s supporters took the ‘Immigrants Built America’ banner out of the protester’s hand and threw it in the crowd. The protester then held up the second sign, which the same supporter tried to rip from the protester’s hand. The action resulted in a small scuffle before the protesters were escorted out.”

Rebecca Morin, “‘Immigrants Built America’: Trump Cincinnati rally interrupted by protesters,” USA Today, August 2, 2019 9:40 am

27,135. 8/2/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump struck an agreement last week to require thousands of Central American migrants to seek asylum in Guatemala before coming to the United States. But the White House ceremony to hail what the president called a ‘landmark’ measure — one that could transform the American immigration system — almost did not happen. Just two hours earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had criticized the agreement in a closed-door meeting with Mr. Trump and Kevin K. McAleenan, the acting secretary of homeland security, and several other aides, according to three senior administration officials briefed on a debate that ensued in the Oval Office. Mr. Pompeo called the agreement flawed and a mistake, and he told Mr. Trump that the Guatemalan government did not have the ability to carry out its terms, said the three officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss delicate deliberations.”

Michael D. Shear and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, “Trump Officials Argued Over Asylum Deal With Guatemala. Now Both Countries Must Make It Work.,” The New York Times online, August 2, 2019

27,094. 7/31/2019

IMMIGRATION/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A few residents in Colorado Springs, Colorado, have started an online petition to change the name of a local street that shares its name with President Donald Trump. The petition calls for Trump Avenue to be changed to Immigrant Way. It was started by Nina Ellis Frischmann and her team to complete a task in the weeklong Gish international scavenger hunt. The task: ‘Find a place on the map or a street name that celebrates a known racist or slave-holder or war criminal or simply a place name that uses a derogatory term and petition to have it changed to an inoffensive alternative,’ says Gish. The nine people on the scavenger hunt team said President Donald Trump fits the racist and war criminal categories. Although the street is not named after the 45th president — the houses on the street were built in the 1950s and 60s — visitors to Colorado Springs might be confuse the intention, says the petition. Frischmann and her team said they wanted to change the name to celebrate immigrants.”

Madeline Purdue, “Labeling Donald Trump as ‘racist,’ Colorado Springs residents aim to change Trump Avenue to Immigrant Way,” USA Today, July 31, 2019 11:15 pm

27,089. 7/31/2019

BORDER/CHILDREN/IMMIGRATION/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The cages for kids were built by the Obama Administration in 2014. He had the policy of child separation. I ended it even as I realized that more families would then come to the Border! @CNN”

Donald Trump,, July 31, 2019 8:46 pm

27,070. 7/31/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/MEXICO/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Guatemala’s refugee agency meets only sporadically and operates on a bare-bones basis, adding to doubts about how the crime-wracked, impoverished Central American country will cope with a surge in asylum-seekers under a deal signed with Washington. Guatemala’s shortcomings raise doubts about U.S. migration deal signed with Washington.Under Friday’s [8-2-19] accord, Guatemala becomes a so-called ‘safe third country,’ turning it into a buffer zone for migrants trying to reach the United States, and potentially lifting applications for asylum in Guatemala from a few hundred a year to tens of thousands. U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed Mexico and Guatemala to sign such agreements to make asylum-seekers passing through their territory solicit safe haven in those countries, and not in the United States.”

Sophia Menchu, “Guatemala’s shortcomings raise doubts about U.S. migration deal,” Reuters, July 31, 2019 12:06 pm

27,028. 7/30/2019

BORDER/DEMS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Despite the Democrats wanting very unsafe Open Borders & refusing to change the Loopholes & Asylum, tremendous progress is being made the the Southern Border. We all waited because we assumed the Dems would ultimately be forced to change the horrible Immigration Laws.They didn’t!”

-Donald Trump,, July 30, 2019 5:43 am

26,993. 7/28/2019

DEMS/ICE/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘If the Democrats would have closed the Loopholes two years ago when President Trump asked them to do so, none of this stuff would have happened.’ @ThomasHomanICE”

Donald Trump,, July 28, 2019 8:47 pm

26,955. 7/26/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/DHS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The US signed an asylum agreement Friday [7-26-19] afternoon with Guatemala that could limit the ability of some Central American migrants to claim asylum in the US. The agreement, which President Donald Trump announced in the Oval Office, commits Guatemala to extend asylum to migrants who seek it when they’re moving through the country. Migrants who still decide to journey to the US to claim asylum will be returned to Guatemala, according to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan…Friday’s agreement is a show of cooperation between the two countries, as they’ve done numerous times before, on the heels of the President’s frustrations with the Guatemala for not moving pressing forward with a ‘safe-third’ agreement. Earlier this month, the US appeared close to signing a safe-third country agreement with Guatemala. But Guatemala’s Constitutional Court blocked the Guatemalan president from signing the agreement.”

Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands, “US signs asylum agreement with Guatemala,” CNN Politics,, July 26, 2019 6:17 pm

26,950. 7/26/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘@DHSgov @DHSMcAleenan Puts Guatemalan Migrants on Fast Track Home’

Donald Trump,, July 26, 2019 4:59 pm

26,949. 7/26/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Today, President Trump announced a safe third country agreement with Guatemala that will put human smugglers out of busines…”

Donald Trump,, July 26, 2019 4:38 pm

26,927. 7/26/2019

BORDER/CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Friday [7-26-19] again sought to block migrants from Central America from seeking asylum, announcing an agreement with Guatemala to require people who travel through that country to seek refuge from persecution there instead of in the United States. American officials said the deal could go into effect within weeks, though critics vowed to challenge it in court, saying that Guatemala is itself one of the most dangerous countries in the world — hardly a refuge for those fleeing gangs and government violence. Mr. Trump had been pushing for a way to slow the flow of migrants streaming across the Mexican border and into the United States in recent months. This week, the president had threatened to impose tariffs on Guatemala, to tax money that Guatemalan migrants in the United States send back to family members, or to ban all travel from the country if the agreement were not signed.”

Michael D. Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Elisabeth Malkin, “After Tariff Threat, Trump Says Guatemala Has Agreed to New Asylum Rules,” The New York Times online, July 26, 2019 

26,844. 7/23/2019

CENTRAL AMERICA/IMMIGRATION/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Declaring that ‘Guatemala has not been good,’ President Trump threatened on Tuesday [7-23-19] to retaliate against the country for not signing an immigration deal. He said his administration was considering imposing tariffs on Guatemalan exports or taxing money sent home by migrants. The deal, called a ‘safe third country’ agreement, would have required migrants who pass through Guatemala to seek asylum there, instead of continuing to the United States…The president’s early-morning Twitter post roiled Guatemala’s already turbulent politics less than three weeks ahead of the country’s Aug. 11 presidential election. Critics pointed to it as another reason to condemn the departing government of Jimmy Morales, which has courted the Trump administration…As the number of migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras reaching the southern United States border has soared, the Trump Administration has put pressure on Central American governments to stop them.”

Elisabeth Malkin, “Trump Threatens Guatemala With Tariffs Over Migrants,” The New York Times online, July 23, 2019