“A group of roughly 200 people traveling from Central America, arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday seeking political asylum and were greeted by supporters across a border fence in the U.S. holding welcome signs. But upon the group’s arrival, U.S. immigration officials announced that the port of entry in San Diego County had reached …Continue Reading »
“Central American migrants are gathering near the U.S. border and say they plan to request asylum from the U.S. government on Sunday.
The asylum-seekers have been traveling north through Mexico for weeks. The caravan is an annual event, but this year’s gathering has received unusual attention because of sharp criticism from President Trump.
The caravan was …Continue Reading »
“The Trump administration regularly asserts that undocumented immigrants are predatory and threaten public safety. Immigrant advocates say that talk demonizes an entire class of people.
Now, four academic studies show that illegal immigration does not increase the prevalence of violent crime or drug and alcohol problems. In the slew of research, motivated by Trump’s rhetoric, …Continue Reading »
“A federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end deportation protections for some young immigrants, saying the White House was “arbitrary and capricious” in moving to end the Obama-era DACA program.
In a blow to President Trump, who has long railed against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, U.S. District Judge …Continue Reading »
From The Brown Daily Herald
“Amid student calls on the administration to better support undocumented students, especially in light of the Trump presidency, the University launched the undocumented student initiative to institutionalize resources for affected students last semester.
The initiative was created after the University’s announcement last September that undocumented students and students who qualify for the …Continue Reading »
“On an average day:
We adjudicate more than 26,000 requests for various immigration benefits.
We process 3,700 applications to sponsor relatives and future spouses.
We process 200 refugee applications around the world and grant asylum to 45 individuals already in the United States.
We screen 146 people for protection based on a credible fear of persecution if they …Continue Reading »
“In a 5-to-4 decision Tuesday, the court overturned the deportation of a 25-year legal U.S. resident from the Philippines who was convicted of two burglaries.
James Dimaya came to the U.S. at age 13 as a legal permanent resident. More than two decades later — after he was convicted of two home burglaries in California …Continue Reading »
“New figures show a mini-surge in March — a 200 percent increase in border apprehensions compared to last year. Agents detained nearly 40,000 unauthorized immigrants. Most were families or kids traveling alone from Central America.
‘People have made the fundamental decision they can no longer be in their country,’ says Rubén Garcia, who has been …Continue Reading »
From CBS News
“A primary avenue for skilled immigrants to enter the United States is the H1B visa for specialty workers, which is heavily used by the technology industry. About 85,000 visas are issued annually in a lottery system. Some critics argue they are a way for companies to avoid hiring U.S. citizens; Mr. Trump himself has …Continue Reading »
From the Department of Homeland Security
“WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to meet with her Mexican counterparts to discuss economic and national security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico.
In separate bilateral meetings with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray Caso and Secretary of Interior …Continue Reading »