DHS proposal would penalize immigrants who use tax credit

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would penalize immigrants for accepting almost any form of public benefit, including a popular tax credit. Under a draft proposal first reported by The Washington Post, the Department of Homeland Security would...

Trump administration ends automatic release from immigration detention for pregnant women

By Maria Sacchetti – The Washington Post The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era policy that ordered immigration officials generally to release pregnant women from federal custody, U.S. officials said Thursday. Immigrant organizations immediately blasted the...

Judge dismisses class-action challenge to travel ban

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times A federal judge in Washington who had been a thorn in the side of the Trump administration reversed course Tuesday and ruled she could not force the State Department to grant visa lottery approvals to would-be immigrants from Iran and...

US to require would-be immigrants to turn over social media handles

By Tal Kopan, CNN Washington (CNN)The Trump administration plans to require immigrants applying to come to the United States to submit five years of social media history, it announced Thursday, setting up a potential scouring of their Twitter and Facebook histories. The move...

Hope and Fear: How the Fortunes of Five L.A. Immigrants Have Changed Since Trump Took Office

From Dreamers to asylum-seekers to Green Card holders, the president’s policies have provoked anxiety and heartache for immigrants at every step For a few hours almost every month, the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center is transformed into a courtroom. A giant...

Keep On Keepin’ On: Meeting Today’s Immigration Challenges Head-on

By Delisa Bressler, Partner With all the controversial attention on immigration lately – on things like the border wall, court decisions on travel bans and sanctuary cities, and Congress’s failure to act on a solution for Dreamers – it is sometimes easy to get caught up in the...

Illegal alien from Guatemala sentenced to federal prison in Iowa for document fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Guatemalan man, illegally residing in eastern Iowa, was sentenced in federal court Monday for presenting fraudulent documents to obtain work less than a week after he was arrested for illegally entering the United States. This sentence resulted from an...

U.S. Immigration agency to more closely monitor caseworkers, documents show

By Nick Miroff, The Washington Post The federal agency that runs the U.S. immigration system is creating an internal division to more rigorously police its own caseworkers, a move possibly aimed at those who may be too lenient with applicants seeking residency or citizenship,...

ICE spokesman resigns, citing fabrications by agency chief, Sessions about Calif. immigrant arrests

By Meagan Flynn and Avi Selk, The Washington Post The San Francisco spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned over what he described as “false” and “misleading” statements made by top-ranking officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and ICE...

Attorneys: Trump Team Wraps Immigrants And Their Employers In Red Tape

“The never-ending growth of red tape in America has come to a sudden, screeching and beautiful halt,” Donald Trump declared in a December 2017 White House ceremony, hailing a “war” against imposing burdensome rules on employers. But is that the case with immigration, which has...
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