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...

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...

Immigration May Be on Hold in Congress, but the Trump Administration Continues to Restrict Legal Immigration

By Charles C. Foster, Texas Lawyer Over a year ago, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated and set out to make good on campaign promises that would deport illegal immigrants and seek funds to construct a wall on the southern border. Now, after a year of presidential action on...

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....

ICE raids meatpacking plant in rural Tennessee; 97 immigrants arrested

By Maria Sacchetti, The Washington Post Federal officials arrested 97 immigrants at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee on Thursday in what civil rights organizations said was the largest single workplace raid in a decade and a sign that the Trump administration is...

Justice Department imposes quotas on immigration judges

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has introduced production quotas for immigration judges in an effort to reduce enormous court backlogs, raising concern among judges and attorneys that decisions may be unfairly rushed. The Justice Department’s Executive Office for...

US judge opens door for thousands to apply for asylum

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle opened the door Thursday for thousands of immigrants to apply for asylum, finding that the Department of Homeland Security has routinely failed to notify them of a deadline for filing their applications. U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez...
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