U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency conducts operations at 98 7-Eleven stores in 17 states, arresting 21 people suspected of being illegal immigrants.
U.S. immigration agents fanned out to nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide on Wednesday, arresting 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally and giving owners a tight deadline to prove other employees are authorized to work.
Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation to make California a sanctuary state. Next January, this law will prevent police from inquiring about immigration status during routine interactions, and will reduce law enforcement cooperation with U.S. immigration officers. 2017-10-5 (Context: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order which allows U.S. to resume its refugee program, with a 90-day review period for 11 countries identified as "high risk". 2017-10-24 (Context: Immigration policy of Donald Trump)
The White House announces that citizens of North Korea, Venezuela, and Chad will be restricted from travelling to the United States, along with citizens of the six nations previously listed in Executive Order 13780 with the exception of Sudan. 2017-09-24 (Context: Immigration policy of Donald Trump)
United States President Donald Trump, together with Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, unveils the RAISE Act, a plan that would, if passed, reduce legal immigration to the U.S. by half each year, and implement a "merit-based system" prioritizing skilled workers, instead of the current family-based chain migration system. 2017-08-2 (Context: Immigration policy of Donald Trump)
The Supreme Court of the United States partially reinstates President Donald Trump's travel ban and invalidates certain injunctions that were put on the order by two federal appeals courts earlier. Final oral hearings concerning the legality of the Executive Order 13780 will be held in October 2017 at the Supreme Court. 2017-06-26 (Context: Immigration policy of Donald Trump)