White House Fuels Immigration Debate with Terrorism Statistics

A Trump administration report concludes that the vast majority of convicted terrorists are immigrants. But it relies on confusing and misleading data.

Without New Laws or Walls, Trump Presses the Brake on Legal Immigration

The administration says its tougher stand on visa and green card applications will protect Americans from terrorism and job loss, but some call it arbitrary.

Citizenship Applications Surge as Immigration Talk Toughens

As the Trump administration bolsters enforcement and works to curb legal immigration, many fear that even a green card is not enough to protect them.

Puerto Rico: What Other Americans Should Know

By MAGGIE ASTOR September 25, 2017 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. The island has no electricity, and may not for months to come. Much of the water is undrinkable. About 80 percent of crop value is gone, a loss of $780 million. More than 3.4 million...

Maryland City May Let Noncitizens Vote, a Proposal With Precedent

By MAGGIE ASTOR August 9, 2017 As a federal commission searches for evidence of voter fraud and many states try to impose new voting restrictions, a city in Maryland may move in the opposite direction: allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections. In...

States Have Already Passed Almost Twice as Many Immigration Laws as Last Year

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI August 7, 2017 When Republicans in Texas passed a ban on so-called “sanctuary city” policies this spring, they appeared to be feeding on the momentum created by Donald J. Trump, who had made illegal immigration a centerpiece of...