Increased Scrutiny and Possible Delays in Visa Issuance

Following the injunction on enforcement of President Trump’s revised travel ban, United States Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson directed all U.S. consular posts to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. Additionally, in the wake of the attack in London on March 22,...

Scared and planning for the worst: Immigrants brace for deportation

By Masuma Ahuja New York (CNN) Ninety-seven people are at Catholic Charities this morning. It feels like a hospital waiting room. The sense of anticipation is palpable: Every time a charity worker comes to the front of the room with a clipboard, everyone looks up, waiting for...

Law Enforcement Agencies Bristle at U.S. Report on Immigration Detention

By RON NIXON and LIZ ROBBINS WASHINGTON — One of President Trump’s first executive orders promised a weekly recounting of the crimes committed by undocumented immigrants and a list of the recalcitrant local law enforcement departments that failed to turn those people over to...

DHS names local jails that won’t hold illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON –  The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities. It’s putting the spotlight on Travis County, Texas, home of liberal Austin. The administration released a list of 206...

Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy

By MIRIAM JORDAN In Coudersport, Pa., a town in a mountainous region an hour’s drive from the nearest Walmart, Cole Memorial Hospital counts on two Jordanian physicians to keep its obstetrics unit open and is actively recruiting foreign specialists. In Fargo, N.D., a...

Increased scrutiny by CBP for frequent ESTA business travelers

After less than two months into the new Trump Administration, the President has issued two Executive Orders imposing a temporary travel ban on foreign nationals from certain predominantly Muslim countries, and both have been subject to Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO).   With...

Travel ban rulings highlight trouble posed by Trump record

By Gene Johnson and Sudhin Thanawala SEATTLE — Federal law gives the president broad authority over immigration. Jimmy Carter used it to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. during the hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan to bar Cubans who didn’t already have relatives here and...

Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants

By STEPHANIE SAUL The president of Portland State University, Wim Wiewel, met last week with 10 prospective students in Hyderabad, India. But what started as a get-acquainted visit quickly turned into more of a counseling session, as the students expressed fears about coming to...

Mexican candidate: Trump’s approach to immigrants is ‘neofascism’

By Rafael Bernal The leading Mexican presidential candidate slammed President Trump Wednesday as “blaming migrants” for America’s problems. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a populist firebrand with a lead in the polls for the 2018 election, told reporters at the...

Trump’s budget directs $2.6 billion to border wall — and that’s not all

By Bill Theobald WASHINGTON — President Trump’s first budget provides more than $4.5 billion in new spending to fight illegal immigration — not just by building a wall along the southern border but by adding more than 1,700 border officers, prosecutors and judges. Beginning work...
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