Owner of schools that illegally allowed foreign nationals to remain in U.S. as “students” sentenced to 15 months in federal prison

LOS ANGELES – The owner of four schools that enrolled hundreds of foreign nationals who fraudulently obtained immigration documents allowing them to remain in the United States as “students” – even though they rarely, if ever, attended classes – was sentenced today to 15 months...

Woman who impersonated attorney to defrauded clients seeking immigration services sentenced to federal prison

LOS ANGELES – A Lynwood woman who stole the identity of a New York attorney and filed immigration petitions on behalf of foreign nationals who believed she was a legitimate lawyer has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Jessica Godoy Ramos, 37, was sentenced Wednesday...

Federal courts in North Texas, Minnesota denaturalize 5 Somali nationals

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice secured the denaturalization of two Somalis on Wednesday — one convicted of engaging in sexual contact with a minor, and the other fictitiously created a family to secure a Diversity Immigrant Visa, which concluded a concurrent case...

During Tax Season Undocumented Texans Were Filing, Too

By Elizabeth Trovall, Houston Public Media In Texas alone, the undocumented population paid an estimated $1.9 billion to the IRS. That’s according to 2016 research by the New American Economy Research Fund. They estimate that, in Texas, undocumented immigrants paid another $1.3...

After ICE raid, more than 500 kids miss school

By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN Jessica Bailiff looked out at her class and saw empty desks where her students were supposed to be. The physics teacher’s heart sank. She knew why they weren’t there. The day before, federal authorities had swept through a nearby...

Trump administration suspends immigrant legal advice program

By Tal Kopan, CNN Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is suspending a program that provides legal advice for undocumented immigrants, a Justice Department official confirmed Wednesday. Immigrant advocacy groups immediately were concerned that the move could be an attempt to...

Commentary: What we lose if we lose DACA and Dreamers

By Octavio N. Martinez Jr. – Special to the American-Statesman Evelin Hernandez, 27, cries as she holds a sign reading “My dreams matter. Don’t shatter them,” during a protest in front in Minneapolis after President Trump announced his plans to rescind DACA in 2017. The...

Trump Signs Memo Ordering End to ‘Catch and Release’ Immigration Policy

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, The New York Times President Trump issued a memorandum on Friday directing his administration to move quickly to bring an end to “catch and release,” the practice by which immigrants presenting themselves at the border without authorization are released...

Sessions orders ‘zero tolerance’ policy to prosecute migrants at border

By Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered federal prosecutors along the southern border to adopt a “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to criminally charging all immigrants caught entering the country illegally, capping a week...

Trump is repelling international college students from America. Big mistake.

By Stephen Yale-Loehr and Emmie Smith New York Daily News At the beginning of April, students haunt their email inboxes to see where they have been admitted to college. An admissions envelope usually brings a sigh of relief. This year, however, international students and U.S....
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