How Trump Is Stealthily Carrying Out His Muslim Ban

By FARHANA KHERA and JOHNATHAN J. SMITH  JULY 18, 2017 Lost amid the uproar over the Trump administration’s travel restrictions on citizens from Muslim-majority countries and the impending showdown at the Supreme Court are the insidious ways that the government has already begun...

Federal officials order 15,000 new visas for low-wage workers in seasonal jobs

By Tracy Jan Washington Post The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from President Trump’s “Hire American” rhetoric, following...

U.S. provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers

Doina Chiacu and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is allowing 15,000 additional visas for temporary seasonal workers to help American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm because of a shortage of such labor, the Department of...

Trump crafting plan to slash legal immigration

By Eliana Johnson and Josh Dawsey  07/12/2017 Donald Trump and his aides are quietly working with two conservative senators to dramatically scale back legal immigration — a move that would mark a fulfillment of one of the president’s biggest campaign promises. Trump plans...

Phone booths are back in Times Square – and they’re telling the story of immigrants

By Shachar Peled July 12, 2017 (CNN)In an era of ubiquitous smartphones, three new telephone booths in New York City’s Times Square are a curious draw for the throngs of people who pass by. They stop for a double take. They step inside the analog boxes to snap digital...

U.S. Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Immigrants

By Dan Levine  July 11, 2017 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that the government cannot immediately deport nearly 200 Iraqi immigrants arrested last month who argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in...

Boston Hospital Protests Iranian Researcher’s Airport Detention

By REUTERSJULY 11, 2017, 2:12 P.M. E.D.T BOSTON — U.S. immigration officials have detained an Iranian cancer researcher who was headed to a prominent Boston hospital to work as a scholar, a move that hospital officials protested on Tuesday. The detention of Mohsen Dehnavi, along...

GOP ready to fund border wall, setting up shutdown fight

By Rachael Bade and Seung Min Kim 07/11/2017 House Republicans are ready to provide a down payment on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, reigniting a fight that could lead to a government shutdown this fall. In a nod to Trump’s signature campaign promise, the House...

Trump Administration Moves to Dismantle Obama’s ‘Startup Visa’ Rule

By Douglas MacMillan | July 10, 2017 The Trump administration on Monday took steps toward scrapping a regulation that would have helped more foreign-born entrepreneurs build startups in the U.S. without a traditional visa. The Department of Homeland Security filed a notice that...

Immigration and Economics: By the Numbers

By Andrew Soergel | Economy Reporter July 10, 2017, at 12:01 a.m. Mohamad Ali remembers stepping off an airplane at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1981 – his first moments in the U.S. Ali traveled with his mother, a teacher in their native country...
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