TPS Holders Should Review Alternate Immigration Options

On January 8, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation would be terminated for El Salvador on September 9, 2019. Since March 9, 2001, the TPS designation allowed certain Salvadorians with continuous residence in...

Trump airs 2-phase plan for ‘Dreamers’

By Ken Thomas and Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Searching for a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration agreement could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border...

Employers should prepare for immigration inspections

By Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle Houston employers need to dot their i’s and cross their t’s, because immigration agents are stepping up demands of: “Show me your papers!” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expanding inspections of Form I-9s,...

Federal court reverses DACA shutdown

A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to shut down the Obama-era program that provides quasi-legal status and work permits to foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally as children. In a ruling Tuesday evening, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge...

Under pressure, Trump team backs off proposal to cull foreign tech workforce

By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy DC Bureau WASHINGTON – Under intense pressure from the business and technology communities, the Trump administration appears to be backing away from a policy change that could have forced foreign tech workers out of the country. The U.S....

MIT President Says Immigrant Travel Ban Will Hurt U.S. Economy

By Michael McDonald and Tom Moroney, Bloomberg If higher education is under attack from restrictive U.S. immigration policies, the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology considers it a personal battle. Rafael Reif, an immigrant from Venezuela, has emerged as a...

Scale back immigration, boost Michigan wages

By Jeff Kateff, The Detroit News The U.S. government currently gives lifetime work permits to about one million new immigrants each year. Michiganians across the ideological spectrum think that number is far too high. The vast majority of Michigan conservatives want to reduce...

More workers say their bosses are threatening to have them deported

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times The deal the worker struck was simple: $150 a day to tile a bathroom and stucco the walls of a home in Arcadia. The pay was to come at the end of each day but never did, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the...

Here’s What To Expect On Immigration In 2018

By Stuart Anderson, Forbes The easiest prediction to make for 2018 is that Donald Trump will not visit the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July and extol the virtues of America’s great tradition as a nation of immigrants. But what should we expect on immigration in 2018? Low...

Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy To Advance Immigration Agenda

By Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times WASHINGTON — Late to his own meeting and waving a sheet of numbers, President Trump stormed into the Oval Office one day in June, plainly enraged. Five months before, Mr. Trump had dispatched federal officers to...
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