Business leaders view U.S. immigration policy as threat to economy

By Steve Lohr Dozens of American business leaders are challenging the Trump administration over changes to immigration policy that they say threaten the livelihoods of thousands of their skilled foreign workers, and the nation’s economic growth and competitiveness as well. The...

Will economic boom complicate curbing immigration?

By COLLEEN LONG, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration. With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, employers are looking beyond the border to fill...

History shows immigration policy must be tailored to today’s issues

By Charles C. Foster, Houston Chronicle Given the humanitarian crises on our Texas border, addressing the fundamental causes will be difficult. The Trump administration, immigration restrictionists and many Republicans would have us believe illegal immigrants are flooding the...

On the Horizon – A Return to Restrictions on H-4 Spouses

By Benjamin J. Schatz, Senior Attorney The H-1B category is one of the most sought-after nonimmigrant classifications for foreign workers in the United States, but for years, a major limitation of the category was the fact that spouses of H-1B holders couldn’t work. Beyond...

USCIS Policy Change on RFE’s and Starting Removal “Deportation” Proceedings

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued two new Policy Memoranda that change the way the agency will approach the issuance of Requests for Further Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), and Notices to Appear (NTA) initiating removal...

Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

By Ellen KnickMeyer, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: “No more children in cages,” and “What’s next? Concentration Camps?” In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday...

Trump Signs Memo Ordering End to ‘Catch and Release’ Immigration Policy

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, The New York Times President Trump issued a memorandum on Friday directing his administration to move quickly to bring an end to “catch and release,” the practice by which immigrants presenting themselves at the border without authorization are released...

Trump immigration plan to cost 4.6 million jobs, Ivy League study finds

by Patrick Gillespie and Tal Kopan In a report published Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School said the immigration plan, dubbed the RAISE Act, would result in 4.6 million lost jobs by the year 2040. It also found that the U.S. economy would be 2%...

Canada’s Ruthlessly Smart Immigration Policy

By JONATHAN TEPPERMAN | JUNE 28, 2017 During a speech in Iowa last week, in the middle of his red-meat calls for a border wall and tougher immigration enforcement, President Trump called for something decidedly less sanguinary: “a total rewrite of our immigration system into a...

How U.S. Immigration Policy Has Changed Since 9/11

Willa Frej Reporter, The Huffington Post U.S. immigration policy is inextricably linked with national security and border control policies. But that wasn’t always the case. The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks prompted a major shift in the way the country handles immigration,...
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