Immigration

Homeland Security Grossly Understated Family Separations, Watchdog Says
Homeland Security
Homeland Security Grossly Understated Family Separations, Watchdog Says

Customs and Border Protection separated dozens more migrant children at ports of entry in 2018 than it publicly attested to at the height of the Trump administration’s so-called zero tolerance policy, according to a new report published Tuesday by the... Read More

State Legislatures Are Increasingly Looking To Take The Lead On Immigration
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State Legislatures Are Increasingly Looking To Take The Lead On Immigration
2020-05-29 15:01:51
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - In the past decade, many U.S. states have faced labor shortages that have placed a financial strain on local businesses and economies.  With fewer skilled immigrants entering the country and young people losing interest in blue-collar jobs, key... Read More

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Seeks $1.2 Billion From Congress
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US Citizenship and Immigration Services Seeks $1.2 Billion From Congress

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has requested $1.2 billion in emergency funding due to a drastic decline in green card and other visa applications that could drain its fee-based coffers by this summer, the agency said Monday. USCIS,... Read More

With DACA Down to the Wire, Immigrant Health Care Workers Fight the Pandemic as Possible Deportation Looms
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With DACA Down to the Wire, Immigrant Health Care Workers Fight the Pandemic as Possible Deportation Looms

PHILADELPHIA — When hospital CT technologist Louise Rogenski scans patients known or suspected to have COVID-19, she’s close enough to see the fear in their eyes. She never lets it show that she’s anxious too — and not only because... Read More

COVID-19 and Immigration: Health and Legal Implications of Dealing with the System
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COVID-19 and Immigration: Health and Legal Implications of Dealing with the System
2020-04-24 13:52:58
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - While COVID-19 is amplifying conundrums in many policy areas, perhaps nowhere has this been more manifest than in the area of immigrants and the U.S. immigration system.  President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive... Read More

Trump Signs Immigration Order Sharply Different From What He Planned
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Trump Signs Immigration Order Sharply Different From What He Planned

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation on immigration that will restrict some people from entering the country over the next 60 days, but does not shut off applications for permanent residence as he had publicly declared... Read More

Trump Says He Will Suspend Immigration Green Cards Amid Outbreak
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Trump Says He Will Suspend Immigration Green Cards Amid Outbreak

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, citing the economic impact of the coronavirus shutdown, on Tuesday ordered a 60-day ban on new immigrants seeking permanent status in the United States. The ban will cover people seeking green cards that provide permanent... Read More

Trump Says He'll 'Suspend Immigration,' Offers No Details
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Trump Says He'll 'Suspend Immigration,' Offers No Details

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the... Read More

REPORT: Immigration Reform Was A Hot Topic For State Legislatures In 2019
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REPORT: Immigration Reform Was A Hot Topic For State Legislatures In 2019
2020-04-20 13:56:45
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - Congress made little progress on immigration reform last year, but state legislatures are keeping the ball rolling. Nearly every U.S. state passed legislation related to immigration in 2019, according to a report by the National Council on State... Read More

Trump Administration, Citing Coronavirus, Expels 10,000 Migrants in Less Than 3 Weeks
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Trump Administration, Citing Coronavirus, Expels 10,000 Migrants in Less Than 3 Weeks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has quickly expelled roughly 10,000 migrants to Mexico and other countries in less than three weeks since imposing its most severe immigration restrictions yet in response to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Thursday. After the... Read More

Immigrants Must Have Bond Hearing After Being Held 6 Months, Appeals Court Rules
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Immigrants Must Have Bond Hearing After Being Held 6 Months, Appeals Court Rules

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided 2-1 Tuesday that detained immigrants facing deportation and possible persecution in their home countries must be given bond hearings after six months. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,... Read More

‘Dreamers’ Fear Loss of Legal Status as USCIS Offices Stay Closed
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‘Dreamers’ Fear Loss of Legal Status as USCIS Offices Stay Closed

WASHINGTON — For tens of thousands of immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the coronavirus pandemic has created additional challenges to staying in the U.S. legally. Adrian Escarate, a 31-year-old “Dreamer” from Chile, needs to renew... Read More

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