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In times of economic uncertainty, arguments advocating for increased restrictions on U.S. immigration become more prevalent. Indeed, superficial logic would seem to support the idea that reducing the number of people coming to the United States would protect the jobs of those already here. But this flawed reasoning fails to account for the fact […]

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act provides for economic impact payments, or stimulus payments, as well as unemployment benefits for U.S. taxpayers, which includes lawful permanent residents and certain individuals in nonimmigrant status.  The recently implemented Public Charge Rule provides for an expanded ground of inadmissibility based on […]

On March 20, 2020, the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments announced their collaboration in restricting non-essential travel across their shared borders. On April 20, 2020, the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced an extension of these restrictions.   The U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders will continue to […]

The Trump Administration’s focus on border enforcement and its unprecedented assault on the rights of asylum seekers has been a big story.  Less recognized is its steady day-by-day steps to reduce legal immigration, frequently attributed to the influence of Stephen Miller, President Trump’s Senior Policy Advisor on Immigration.  From early […]