Anniversary of DACA Deportation Protections Marked By Fear They’re Ending

by Patricia Guadalupe WASHINGTON — Rallies and demonstrations on Tuesday are taking the place of long queues as immigrant rights groups and allies mark the fifth anniversary of an Obama administration deportation relief and work permission program now in peril under President...

U.S. Judge Deals Blow to Texas ‘Sanctuary’ City Law

By REUTERS AUG. 10, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas — A U.S. district judge in Austin has rejected an effort by Texas to have a law that would punish so-called sanctuary cities be declared constitutional ahead of the measure taking effect next month. The Republican-backed law is the first of...

California sheriffs and Gov. Jerry Brown in talks over possible changes to ‘sanctuary state’ legislation

Members of the California State Sheriffs Assn. say they have been in discussions with Gov. Jerry Brown in hopes of amending a state Senate bill that seeks to keep local and state law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws. On a Tuesday conference call, Santa...

Canada to Set Up Border Camp as Number of Asylum Seekers Swells

By REUTERS AUG. 9, 2017 MONTREAL — Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the U.S. border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday, an influx of mostly Haitians prompted by fear of deportation by the U.S....

Trump immigration plan to cost 4.6 million jobs, Ivy League study finds

by Patrick Gillespie and Tal Kopan In a report published Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School said the immigration plan, dubbed the RAISE Act, would result in 4.6 million lost jobs by the year 2040. It also found that the U.S. economy would be 2%...

U.S. Visa Applications in Russia to be Accepted only at U.S. Embassy In Moscow

On Monday, August 21st, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Russia announced that beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2017, U.S. nonimmigrant visa applications (e.g., B, F, H, L, O, P) will only be accepted at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg,...

DREAM Act of 2017 Would Offer a Pathway to Permanent Residency for DACA Recipients

United States Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) recently reintroduced the DREAM Act as Senate Bill 1615, “Dream Act of 2017.”  This bill would authorize permanent residency for millions of children and young adults who were brought to the United States...

SPONSOR FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRANTS BEFORE “RAISE ACT” ELIMINATES KEY CATEGORIES

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently introduced the “RAISE Act”, which would dramatically decrease legal immigration to the United States, principally by eliminating key family-based immigrant categories, in addition to other major changes in the...
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