George W. Bush makes case for foreign aid and immigration reform

By Madeline Conway Former President George W. Bush made the case for continuing to fund foreign aid programs and offering a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in a recent interview with NPR. Although Bush refrained from directly criticizing President Donald Trump...

Once Routine, Immigration Check-Ins Are Now High Stakes

By Liz Robbins For years, it was an uneventful ritual. Unauthorized immigrants who weren’t considered a priority for deportation would meet with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer and be told simply, “See you next year.” The deportation officers, as they are known,...

Trump’s Immigration Policies May Give Rise to More Fraud, Experts and Advocates Warn

by Erik Ortiz The community space used by the San Diego nonprofit Border Angels bustles during free advice sessions. In recent weeks, as many as 40 people have shown up for a single event in need of immigration help — up from the typical two or three, said founder Enrique...

Trump raises hopes at Border Security Expo

SAN ANTONIO — The smell of money was in the air at the 2017 Border Security Expo, the annual gathering of private firms, contractors and government officials who make their living beefing up the nation’s borders. With President Donald Trump pushing for billions of new dollars in...

U.S. judge: ICE said Austin raid was because of ‘sanctuary’ policy

By Tony Plohetski – American-Statesman Staff, KVUE News Federal agents privately alerted two magistrate judges in late January that they would be targeting the Austin area for a major operation and that the sting was retribution for a new policy by Travis County Sheriff...

130 miles from Austin, immigration court decides fate of thousands

By Philip Jankowski – American-Statesman Staff PEARSALL — A Central Texas welder named Jorge Lozada-Castillo sat in a small courtroom holding headphones to his ears as he listened to the Spanish translation of a judge’s decision. No, the judge decided, he wouldn’t be...

Peru: New Immigration Framework in Full Effect

Effective March 1, 2017, Peruvian Legislative Decree 1350 repealed and replaced the prior immigration legal framework in Peru. The previous “Aliens Law” and its amendments had been in effect for over 26 years. There are two items of particular note within the new Legislative...

H-1B visa rule change sparks fear of skilled-worker shortage

By David A. Arnott The Trump administration has suspended expedited processing of H-1B visa applications, starting April 3, saying the move could last as long as six months. Under current rules, applications for H-1B visas, which are intended for skilled foreign workers and are...

Trump’s immigration mixed message draws skepticism

By Jill Colvin and Erica Werner WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump surprised congressional leaders when he suddenly suggested he was open to broad immigration reform. But while there is appetite on Capitol Hill for legislation, there is also skepticism, and the president’s...

Qatar: New Immigration Law Extends Residence Permit Filing Deadline and Eases Restrictions on Changes of Employer

A new immigration law has recently come into effect that changes the rules for the processing of residence permits, the ability to change employers, and ability to obtain exit permissions in Qatar. Most notably, the deadline to file residence permit applications upon arrival in...
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