Trump administration reunites just over half of young separated children, says the rest are ineligible

By Maria Sacchetti, The Washington Post The Trump administration said early Thursday that officials have reunited 57 of 103 young migrant children with their parents after separations of weeks or months but would not return another 46 children for reasons that range from concerns...

Picking Up Immigrants on Roadside Gets South Texas Lawyer Arrested

By John Council, Texas Lawyer A Laredo lawyer was arrested last week by the U.S. Border Patrol on charges of immigrant smuggling after he allegedly picked up a pair of Hondurans abandoned by their guide along a South Texas highway. According to a criminal complaint affidavit...

CANADA – DUI/DWI Will Require “Rehabilitation” Application to Overcome Inadmissibility

Effective December 2018, new amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada will increase the maximum punishment for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated (DWI) to a term of imprisonment for 10 years. This increase in potential maximum punishment...

Tips on Hiring Gig or Independent Workers

By Partner Avalyn Langemeier, Foster LLP For workers who seek more autonomy, more flexibility, or a second income, the idea of a freelance job, or “gig,” may sound like a good option. For employers who can’t provide full-time employment and benefits or who need...

Fate of visa program for startups in limbo

By Lynn Brezosky, Houston Chronicle Venture capitalists are among those hoping the Trump administration backs down on its efforts to rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule, an Obama-era order that offers special immigration status to foreign entrepreneurs with third-party...

Trump administration plan would bar people who enter illegally from getting asylum

By Dara Lind, Vox The Department of Justice, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is drafting a plan that would totally overhaul asylum policy in the United States. Under the plan, people would be barred from getting asylum if they came into the US between ports of entry and...

Bastrop traffic operation leads to multiple deportations

By Sean Collins Walsh and Brandon Mulder, American-Statesman Staff BASTROP —At 7:23 p.m. Saturday, 27-year-old Jacqueline Benitez-Quintana was driving in western Bastrop County when she was pulled over by a sheriff’s corporal for failing to use her blinker while changing lanes....

ICE executes federal criminal search warrants at Fresh Mark, 146 arrested on immigration violations

SALEM, Ohio – Special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) late Tuesday executed a criminal search warrant at Fresh Mark in Salem, Ohio, in addition to federal document search warrants at three other Fresh Mark...

The Immigration Issue in Eight Charts

By Kathryn Tam and Alicia A. Caldwell, The Wall Street Journal Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families, mostly from Central America, cross the Mexican border into the U.S. every year, according to Customs and Border Protection. Nearly all of the families and...

Volume of H1-B tech visas drop in SA, but demand for help remains high

Companies are still banking on using foreign-born employees for technology jobs in San Antonio, though there were fewer H-1B requests on file for roles to start from June through December, federal records show. In San Antonio, the number of labor certification applications, filed...
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