Link To News: State Department Halts Routine Visa Services Worldwide

From NPR

 

“The State Department says it is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. embassies and consulates because of the coronavirus.

Announced Friday, the move comes one day after the State Department issued its highest travel warning, instructing U.S. citizens not to travel internationally and urging those who are overseas to return home or be prepared to …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Coronavirus shuts down some NYC and NJ immigration courts

From The New York Post

 

“Immigration courts in New York City and New Jersey have closed for the day after people on-site tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Justice announced.

The Varick Street immigration court — one of three Manhattan courts that remained open as of last week — closed for at least Tuesday, according to the Facebook page …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Critics: USCIS Policies Make Immigration Difficult And Dangerous

From Forbes

 

“In the age of coronavirus, policies imposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are making it difficult for businesses, high-skilled professionals and others to file applications and meet deadlines. Attorneys say that although USCIS has made one positive accommodation their clients deserve policies that better take into account the new health and safety …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Nigerians Shocked By Trump’s New Immigration Restrictions

From NPR

 

“Today, Akinmutimi says he’s living his American dream with his wife and three kids. But he worries about other Nigerians who are looking to do the same.

The Trump administration recently widened its travel ban, which stipulates who can enter the U.S., to include six more countries — Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. Unlike previous …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers

From NPR

 

“The tech industry across Canada is booming. And one of the biggest reasons is U.S. immigration policy. The Trump administration has made it harder for high-skilled workers to get visas. It also has blocked entrepreneurs from some majority-Muslim countries altogether under the travel ban, which it’s moving to expand to more countries.

Canada, meanwhile, has …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Immigration judges quit in response to administration policies

From CNN

 

“In particular, the administration began rolling out changes that dictated the way judges were expected to proceed with cases, thereby tightening control of the immigration courts. For example, the Justice Department said it would evaluate immigration judges on how many cases they close and how fast they hear cases.

Earlier this year, the Justice Department also issued …Continue Reading »

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