Trump lifts refugee ban, but admissions still plummet, data shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In late October, President Donald Trump lifted a temporary ban on most refugee admissions, a move that should have cleared the way for more people fleeing persecution and violence to come to the United States. Instead, the number of refugees admitted...

Congress averts government shutdown for now

By Richard Cohen and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress moved rapidly on Thursday to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and a range of other controversial...

Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

On September 24th, President Trump issued a Proclamation, “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats.”  This new proclamation expanded and extended the previous “travel ban.” ...

A Nation of Immigrants: A Discussion on Immigration Reform

By Charles Frantes Since President Trump’s administration entered office in 2017, the topic of immigration reform has been a heated point of debate. Experts in the conversation about immigration reform met at the Asia Society Texas Center to discuss the future of DACA (Deferred...

Is Anyone Good Enough for an H-1B Visa?

By Frida Yu, The New York Times Six months ago I won the lottery — the H-1B visa processing lottery for skilled foreign workers. I called my thrilled parents and celebrated with friends. I’m from northeastern China and have an M.B.A. from Stanford, and was planning to stay in...

Feds Plan Nationwide Operation Targeting Food Service Chain Over Undocumented Workers

  By Betsy Woodruff Federal agents are planning to conduct a major worksite enforcement operation at a national food service chain in the coming weeks, according to an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document reviewed by The Daily Beast. The current plan...

Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians

By Miriam Jordan  The Trump administration is ending a humanitarian program that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, Homeland Security officials said on Monday. Haitians with what is known as...

Trump Administration Tightens Scrutiny of Skilled Worker Visa Applicants

By Laura Meckler WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is adding hurdles and increasing scrutiny in the employment-visa application process, making it harder for businesses to hire foreign workers, and companies and immigration attorneys are bracing for more changes soon. President...

DACA Recipients Whose Renewal Applications Were Sent By Mail Get to Reapply After 4,000 Rejected As ‘Late’

By Rafi Schwartz In an about-face, the Trump administration announced that participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program whose paperwork was submitted by mail before—but not received by—the October 5 renewal deadline may reapply. The decision, made Wednesday...

Ninth Circuit Stays Injunction on Latest Travel Ban

On Monday, November 13th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order staying in part and upholding in part a preliminary injunction imposed on the Trump Administration’s latest travel ban by the Federal District Court in Hawaii.  The nationwide injunction against...
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