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...

Rubio: Trump-backed immigration bill won’t pass Senate

By Jordain Carney – 08/07/17 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is predicting that a White House-backed bill aimed at curbing legal immigration won’t have enough support to pass the Senate. “That bill’s not going to pass. … I think the White House knows that...

The Last Time the U.S. Seriously Considered Merit-Based Immigration

Alana Semuels Aug 4, 2017 This week, President Trump, in coordination with Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, signalled his intention to make vast changes to America’s immigration system, cutting back on the number of legal immigrants to the...

Canadian man convicted in South Texas of using counterfeit Israeli passport to enter the US from Mexico

LAREDO, Texas — A Canadian man pleaded guilty Friday to using a false Israeli passport to enter the United States from Mexico. This conviction as announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez, Southern District of Texas. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and...

Prepare for More Site Visits to Demonstrate Immigration Compliance

In recent years the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor have significantly increased the frequency and number of site visits.  These site visits are conducted to review foreign national employees specifically to ensure that the employer is complying...

Commentary: Why the U.S. doesn’t need Canada’s immigration system

By Delisa Bressler – Special to the American-Statesman In February, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and David Perdue (R-Georgia) introduced a bill that would radically change our legal immigration system to one more closely resembling the Canadian system. President Trump’s...

City of Austin employee sentenced to year in prison for sham marriage to gain U.S. citizenship

By Katie Hall – American-Statesman Staff A city of Austin employee was sentenced to a year in prison for marrying a man back in 2011 for the sole purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship, federal officials said Monday. Nancy Chan, a 39-year-old British citizen, was convicted...
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