Posts By: Michael Monnot

Link To News: Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible To Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Nonimmigrant Worker Programs

From The Federal Register


“The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, however, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, that the following countries should no longer be designated as eligible countries because they are not meeting the standards set out in the regulation: Belize, Haiti, and Samoa.

Belize is listed on the U.S. …Continue Reading »

Link To News: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Sets New Rules For Searching Electronic Devices

From NPR


“U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents need to have ‘reasonable suspicion’ to carry out ‘advanced’ searches on electronic devices, including smartphones and tablets, that belong to individuals entering or exiting the country, the agency announced Friday.

The updated rules allow agents to continue to inspect information that’s stored on a device, not in the cloud. …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Washington state AG sues Motel 6 over giving ICE info on 9,000 guests

From The Seattle Times


“Washington’s attorney general sued Motel 6 on Wednesday, alleging the national budget chain disclosed the private information of thousands of its guests to U.S. immigration authorities in violation of the state consumer-protection law.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said motel employees divulged the names, birth dates, driver’s license numbers, license-plate numbers and room numbers of at …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Court orders restoration of DACA program

From The Washington Times


“A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the government must restart the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals deportation amnesty, adding more weight to the legal case against President Trump’s phaseout of the program just as Congress is debating the fate of “Dreamers” on Capitol Hill.

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Anti-immigration Republicans have a decision to make about America’s future

From The Washington Post


“But as so often with such debates, perceptions lag reality. Nearly half (48 percent) of immigrants these days have college degrees, as a fact sheet from the Migration Policy Institute last year showed. A quarter of technology company start-ups between 2008 and 2012 included at least one foreign-born founder. As incomes and education levels rise …Continue Reading »

Link To News: How Trump’s Immigration Proposal Could Be Trouble for Democrats

From New York Magazine


“The really disorienting thing about the proposal is that it abandoned the narrow ground of prior negotiations, which revolved around Dreamers and various forms of border security — in other words, the plight of undocumented immigrants and how to prevent more of them from entering the country illegally. (Yes, the proposal’s demand …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Reality sets in that DACA deal might not get done

From CNN


“Stakeholders working toward a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, likely including border security, are not giving up hope. But the White House’s and some Republicans’ insistence on adding new restrictions to legal immigration and the left’s opposition could be an insurmountable gap.

The White House on Thursday released its proposed framework …Continue Reading »

Link To News: ‘Dreamers’ reject White House immigration framework for restricting family-based migration

From ABC News


“On the heels of a three-day government shutdown over immigration, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and ‘This Week’ Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz traveled through four states along the U.S.-Mexico border to take the pulse of some people who will be directly impacted by changes in immigration policy.

Raddatz interviewed immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Disappointed advocates rally, vent while ‘dreamers’ hang in the balance

From The Washington Post


“Since the Trump administration announced in September that it would phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigrants and their advocates have protested, flooded congressional offices and been arrested in acts of civil disobedience, all in an effort to force a vote on legislation that would allow dreamers …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Sanders: White House to unveil immigration framework next week

From Politico


“The White House will roll out a ‘legislative framework’ next week to address the group known as Dreamers and make other reforms to the U.S. immigration system, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.

Sanders said the White House would offer what it believed was compromise legislation that could bridge a gap on …Continue Reading »

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