Immigration

Congress Considers Proposals to Help Immigrants Start Small Businesses Business
Congress Considers Proposals to Help Immigrants Start Small Businesses
2019-11-11 17:03:42
by Tom Ramstack

Business leaders in California appealed to Congress Friday to expand financial assistance to immigrants trying to start their own businesses. They said small government investments can create big payoffs when immigrants start successful businesses that pay taxes and employ other... Read More

Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law Immigration
Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law
2019-11-05 20:46:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court struggled on Monday to sort out ambiguities in the Immigration and Nationality Act related to when a noncitizen can apply for cancellation of a removal order. The case before the court... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill Immigration
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill
2019-11-01 22:03:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Problem Solvers Caucus, a group dedicated to finding bipartisan consensus on important issues, has endorsed a bill to extend earned visa status to individuals who can show they've been regularly employed as an agricultural laborer in... Read More

Justice Department Changed Hiring to Promote Restrictive Immigration Judges Immigration
Justice Department Changed Hiring to Promote Restrictive Immigration Judges

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice has quietly changed hiring procedures to permanently place immigration judges repeatedly accused of bias to a powerful appellate board, adding to growing worries about the politicization of the immigration court system. Documents obtained through... Read More

Potential E-Verify Deal Would Give Legal Status to Farmworkers In The News
Potential E-Verify Deal Would Give Legal Status to Farmworkers

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats hope to broker a deal with Republicans that would grant legal status to farmworkers currently in the country illegally but would require employers to verify the immigration status of all future hires. Democrats hope the compromise... Read More

HHS to Shutter Homestead Detention Center Immigration
HHS to Shutter Homestead Detention Center

WASHINGTON — The private prison company running the Homestead detention center that housed thousands of migrant children since 2018 and became a symbol of the Trump administration’s immigration policies will not have its contract renewed, according to an email sent... Read More

As Trump Seeks Reelection, a Growing Army of Immigrant Voters Stands in His Path 2020 Elections
As Trump Seeks Reelection, a Growing Army of Immigrant Voters Stands in His Path

HOUSTON — This is where a nation changes: a public school auditorium that moonlights as a veritable citizenship factory. At the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, where murals honoring the arts and sciences adorn the walls, U.S. immigration officials routinely hold... Read More

Veterans Group Backs Lawsuits to Stop Trump Transfer of Military Funding to Border Wall Litigation
Veterans Group Backs Lawsuits to Stop Trump Transfer of Military Funding to Border Wall
2019-10-24 20:22:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A group representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has thrown its support behind a pair of lawsuits aimed at halting President Donald Trump's use of military funding for his long-promised wall along the U.S. Mexico... Read More

In Hamburg, ‘Gesundheit’ Means More Than a Wish for Good Health Health
In Hamburg, ‘Gesundheit’ Means More Than a Wish for Good Health

HAMBURG, Germany — Researchers around the world hail Germany for its robust health care system: universal coverage, plentiful primary care, low drug prices and minimal out-of-pocket costs for residents. Unlike in the U.S., the prospect of a large medical bill... Read More

Identical Twins. Identical Asylum Claims. Very Different Luck at the Border Immigration
Identical Twins. Identical Asylum Claims. Very Different Luck at the Border

JUAREZ, Mexico — The 12-year-old identical twins entered Texas from Mexico days apart in the foothills of Mount Cristo Rey. One came with their father. The other arrived with their mother. It was June. The family’s plan was to get... Read More

Mexico Sends Asylum-Seekers South — With No Easy Way to Return for US Court Dates Immigration
Mexico Sends Asylum-Seekers South — With No Easy Way to Return for US Court Dates

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — The exhausted passengers emerge from a sleek convoy of silver and red-streaked buses, looking confused and disoriented as they are deposited ignominiously in this tropical backwater in southernmost Mexico. There is no greeter here to provide... Read More

Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants
2019-10-15 19:08:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments about whether states can prosecute immigrants who use other people's Social Security numbers to get a job. The case not only has implications for the balance of power between the... Read More

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