How long will Texas be the most anti-immigrant state in the nation?

With little fanfare but with quiet determination, Texas has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the No. 1 anti-immigrant state in the nation. Lawmakers need to reverse this trend of alienating the state’s Hispanic population before it’s too late. They can...

“Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order Calls for Change in H-1B Lottery System and Rigorous Immigration Enforcement

On Tuesday, April 18th, President Donald J. Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order, which sets forth his Administration’s policy to “maximize . . . the use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States” and to “rigorously enforce and...

Trump to overhaul visa program for high-skilled workers

By Jonathan Easley President Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that aims to overhaul the H1-B visa program used by tech companies to bring high-skilled workers to the U.S. Trump will travel to a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wis., to sign the order, which the...

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...

Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017

By Jon Reid Two influential House Democrats are planning another shot at immigration reform next year, regardless of who controls the House. Veteran Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) have already held “preliminary discussions” about crafting draft...

Major US Immigration Reform in Store for 2017

By Charles Foster I learned the hard way that it is difficult to make predictions as to when Congress will finally enact broad- based, comprehensive immigration reform. Having served as a senior immigration policy adviser for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, I felt...

Fed policymakers say immigration key to leaving rut of slow growth

By Ann Saphir and Terry Wade Two top U.S. central bankers jumped into the debate over immigration this week with surprising candor, with one calling for engagement in what he said would be “a horribly difficult debate” so as to ensure better economic growth. Federal...

Leahy: Now Vermont, too, shows why national EB-5 reforms are needed

by Patrick Leahy Years ago when I began working to reform the national EB-5 program, the problems we saw seemed far removed from the many promising EB-5 development projects in Vermont. It is heartbreaking, and it is maddening, to see such problems here at home. It is now...

US Border Patrol Union Accused of Taking Sides on Immigration

WASHINGTON—Immigrant rights organizations are accusing federal agents and their unions of colluding with groups that advocate restricting immigration in order to sway America’s national debate on undocumented workers and immigration reform. In a report issued Tuesday, the Center...

Q&A With Foster’s Robert Loughran

Robert F. Loughran is a partner at Foster LLP and is certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Loughran is a veteran and pioneer of the business immigration field with over two decades of experience representing multinational...
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