“The Trump administration has implemented its strongest effort yet to curb asylum claims, but an internal memo shows that U.S. asylum officers weren’t briefed until just hours before the sweeping immigration rule went into effect Tuesday.
The new policy bars most immigrants from a long-held practice of applying for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. People seeking …Continue Reading »
“Mark Morgan, acting head of Customs and Border Protection, said on Thursday that his agency is rolling out the Trump administration’s new asylum rule as a small ‘pilot’ for now but that officials expect it to be blocked in court.
The rule is a major change in U.S. asylum law. It effectively denies asylum protection to most …Continue Reading »
“A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s effort to expand fast-track deportation regulations for undocumented immigrants without the use of immigration courts.
The procedure, known as ‘expedited removal,’ has previously been used to deport undocumented immigrants who cross into the U.S. by land without an immigration hearing or access to an attorney if they …Continue Reading »
“Federal judges in three states — New York, California and Washington — have issued temporary injunctions against the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, preventing it from taking effect on Oct. 15.
The controversial rule would make it more difficult for immigrants to get green cards if it looks as though they might need public assistance. Titled …Continue Reading »
“I’m also not the only immigrant I know who has launched a business and created jobs – a number of former employees of SOAL Technologies have started their own businesses, and there are nearly 400,000 foreign-born entrepreneurs in Texas alone. In fact, immigrants are almost twice as likely as U.S. natives to be entrepreneurs. …Continue Reading »
From The New York Times
“The Trump administration is notifying tens of thousands of employers that the names of some of their employees do not match their Social Security numbers, a move that is forcing businesses across the country to brace for the loss of thousands of workers who lack legal status.
The Social Security …Continue Reading »
From Pew Research Center
“The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States has dropped to the level it was in 2004, and Mexicans are no longer a majority of this population. This decline is due mainly to a large drop in the number of new unauthorized immigrants, especially Mexicans, coming into the country. The …Continue Reading »
“Immigration policy isn’t just about what bills Congress passes. It’s about what the executive branch does with its considerable leeway to direct enforcement of immigration law; set regulations for legal immigration, and levels for some visas and refugee admissions; and direct immigration judges on how to interpret statute.
Running the executive branch means making …Continue Reading »
“But even more so, it also reveals a fundamental flaw in US immigration policy.
American immigration laws do practically nothing to address the main cause of illegal immigration: super high demand for low-skill work, and not enough workers available to fill those jobs. There’s practically no way for a low-skilled worker from Guatemala to …Continue Reading »
From The Washington Times
“Homeland Security announced Monday that it will once again begin approving petitions for a stay of deportation for migrants with hardship cases such as major medical problems, after being hit with a ferocious backlash when it stopped taking the cases.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it will still consider ‘limiting’ its role, but …Continue Reading »