Until now, American Samoas were deemed "non-citizen nationals," and therefore denied the right to vote, run for office, work in certain jobs, sponsor family members for immigration and get federal aid for school.
"ICE doesn't need to be abolished, it needs to be reformed," a former senior official with the agency said.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's challenger Randy Bryce just joined a chorus of 2018 progressives who want to see the Democratic Party take a stronger stance on ICE.
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to intervene in several ongoing court cases against the Trump administration's decision to end the immigration program.
Although not among the largest trade partners for the U.S., sub-Saharan Africa, El Salvador and Haiti are significant as Trump fumes over immigration reform.
The president has said Democrats are not doing anything to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Applicants affected by mail delays will be allowed to resubmit their applications for DACA protections.
Experts have been warning for months that the administration's policies would only increase risks for migrants.
Last week, students voted 1,355 to 460 to approve an advisory referendum requesting the university become a sanctuary campus.
Philadelphia's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration will not be held this year because of President Donald Trump's policies.
Democrats are hoping to fire up Latino voters by pointing to the Supreme Court vacancy that's left President Obama's immigration policy in doubt.
Arguments over the president's plan to halt deportations for millions begin Monday.