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...

The Faces of Trump’s Immigration Crackdown of 2017

Texas Observer Five days into his presidency, Donald Trump issued a pair of executive orders that put America’s entire undocumented population on the table for deportation. The cold, bureaucratic language read: “We will not exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from...

Trump immigration crackdown targets Central Americans seeking asylum

By Sean Collins Walsh, American-Statesman As Trump targets illegal immigration, advocates say his policies are violating asylum-seekers’ rights. According to U.S. law and treaty obligations, asylum-seekers aren’t illegal immigrants and can’t be punished. Central Americans have...

Senators, White House lay groundwork for Dreamers deal

By Seung Min Kim, Heather Caygle and Elana Schor, Politico Top senators and White House officials are laying the groundwork for a major immigration deal in January to resolve the fate of young undocumented immigrants whose legal protections were put in limbo by President Donald...

Without New Laws or Walls, Trump Presses the Brake on Legal Immigration

By Miriam Jordan, The New York Times The Cleveland Clinic has faced challenges securing visas for foreign-born specialists, one of many employers affected by President Trump’s tougher approach toward immigration. Credit T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times A scientist...

January 2018 Visa Bulletin – Significant Movement for Other Workers China, Modest Advancement Otherwise

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for January 2018, showing significant advancement in the Other Workers preference category for China and modest forward movement across all employment-based categories except for EB-1, which remains current...

Why US businesses should value International Migrants Day

By Hikmet Ersek and David Lubell, The Hill (Op-Ed) Monday, as we observe the United Nation’s 18th annual International Migrants Day, we’re reminded that the contributions of immigrants are key ingredients to the success and vibrancy of the countries and communities they join. It...

Trump’s dishonest diversity visa lottery attack: Debate the merits of the program all you like but don’t lie about it

By Stephen Yale-Loehr, New York Daily News President Trump has complained about the media’s use of “fake news” in a variety of contexts. But the President himself is using fake news to mischaracterize the diversity visa program. President Trump recently stated in Florida that...

BRAZIL – New Immigration Regulations Introduced

On December 8, 2017, the Brazilian National Immigration Council announced the revocation of all prior immigration regulations that were still effective under the vacation legis, the period of time between the publication of the new Brazilian immigration law and its implementation...
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