Texas court to hear challenge on immigrant detention centers

By Juan A. Lozano HOUSTON — A court hearing Friday over the licensing of immigrant detention centers in Texas is likely to delve into the unresolved question of whether children illegally crossing the southern U. S. border can be held for long periods at facilities that federal...

U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) – U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal...

Program offers college scholarships to immigrant students

By Randall Chase DOVER, Del. — Delaware State University is joining with a national scholarship program to increase college opportunities for immigrant students living in the United States without permanent legal status. Gov. Jack Markell joined school officials and former...

Trump’s candidacy sparking ‘a surge’ in citizenship, voter applications

By Ed O’Keefe May 11 Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is spurring a record number of citizenship applications and increases in voter registration among Latinos upset by the candidate’s rhetoric and fearful of his plans to crack down on immigration. Activists, lawmakers...

CIS Exaggerates the Cost of Immigrant Welfare Use

By Alex Nowrasteh Yesterday the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) published a report authored by Jason Richwine on the welfare cost of immigration. The CIS headline result, that immigrant-headed households consume more welfare than natives, lacks any kind of reasonable...

How Can I Easily Go Back and Find All Of My Travel Records?

By Jonathan Lachowitz Do you need to figure out how many days you spent in the United States in a given year? It is easier than you think. In early 2013, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency started a program to automate the collection of data for non-immigrants who...

The Time that America Got Mexico to Stop Emigration

by Alex Nowrasteh Republican frontrunner Donald Trump claims he is going to build a wall along the border and get Mexico to pay for it. This has been laughed off as infeasible, perhaps even a little nutty. Yet perhaps we should have held back our disdain a little longer. In 1954,...

Reminder: Electronic Passports Now Required for Visa Waiver Travel

Beginning April 1, 2016, travelers to the U.S. for business or leisure who are eligible for visa-free travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must have an electronically readable passport in order to be admitted under the VWP. Electronic passports, or e-Passports, are enhanced...
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