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Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan

Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Stephen Dinan

In this March 24, 2021 photo, migrant families, mostly from Central American countries, wade through shallow waters after being delivered by smugglers on small inflatable rafts on U.S. soil in Roma, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) ** FILE **

Americans fear border surge is spreading COVID-19

Americans, by a two-to-one margin, fear the surge of illegal immigrants breaching the country's southern border is helping spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll taken for the National Sheriffs' Association. Published May 5, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks at Tidewater Community College, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Portsmouth, Va. Biden and the first lady are in coastal Virginia to promote his plans to increase spending on education and children, part of his $1.8 trillion families proposal announced last week. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden quadruples potential U.S. refugees for 2021

President Biden bowed to intense pressure from his political left flank Monday and raised the cap on refugees the U.S. can accept this year to 62,500, more than quadrupling the number his predecessor had set. Published May 3, 2021

Supporters of immigration reform march while asking for a path to citizenship and an end to detentions and deportations, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE**

Immigrant-rights activists arrested outside White House

Secret Service officers arrested immigrant-rights protesters outside the White House Friday afternoon, capping a day of demonstrations that highlighted unrest on President Biden's left wing. Published April 30, 2021

This April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)  **FILE**

House GOP accuses Biden of politicizing census

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee on Friday accused the Biden administration of politicizing the census, pointing to the new numbers released this week that were more favorable to Democrats than anticipated. Published April 30, 2021

People walk on the street, Monday, April 26, 2021 in New York. The once-a-decade head count of the United States shows where the population grew during the past 10 years and where it shrank. New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to census data released Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Population shifts favoring blue states under Biden's watch raise alarm

Republican-led states made gains in this week's census count, but one conservative activist says they should have been larger, and he's questioning shifts in the numbers over the last four months coinciding with the Biden administration's watch. Published April 29, 2021

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.  (Jim Watson/Pool via AP)

Biden floats compromise on immigration: 'Pass what we agree on'

President Biden signaled Wednesday that he is willing to forgo legalization for all illegal immigrants in the U.S. and instead pursue bills that would cover nearly a third of the population, comprised of illegal immigrant "Dreamers," other long-time humanitarian cases and people working in American agriculture. Published April 28, 2021

In this June 22, 2018, file photo a sample copy of a Washington driver's license is shown at the Washington state Dept. of Licensing office in Lacey, Wash. Americans will have more time because of the pandemic to get the Real ID that they will need to board a flight or enter federal facilities. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, extended the Real ID deadline until May 3, 2023.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

DHS postpones Real ID compliance to 2023

Citing the coronavirus pandemic, Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it is granting yet another delay in compliance with the Real ID Act's deadline for having secure identification to board an airplane, setting a new target of 2023. Published April 27, 2021

Courthouses now off-limits for arresting illegal immigrants, DHS says

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas nudged the country's courthouses into sanctuaries for illegal immigrants Tuesday, ordering ICE and Border Patrol agents to stop arresting people at the facilities unless national security is at risk or there are overwhelming public safety reasons. Published April 27, 2021