Link To News: Venting on Immigration, Trump Vows ‘No More DACA Deal’ and Threatens Nafta

From The New York Times


“The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, gave protected status to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The program requires immigrants to have resided in the United Sates since 2007, meaning any crossing the border now would not be eligible.”


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From Criminology via Wiley Online


“Despite substantial public, political, and scholarly attention to the issue of immigration and crime, we know little about the criminological consequences of undocumented immigration. As a result, fundamental questions about whether undocumented immigration increases violent crime remain unanswered. In an attempt to address this gap, we combine newly developed estimates of …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Federal immigration agency denies report that it’s a creating new division to police caseworkers

From The Hill


“The federal agency that gives out visas and residency permits to foreign citizens is denying reports that it is expanding its internal investigations unit.

According to a report by The Washington Post, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reassigned staff to an Organization of Professional Responsibility (OPR) division, designed to have …Continue Reading »

Link To News: US visa boss insists mission statement isn’t anti-immigrant

From The Chicago Tribune


“The head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for anyone who considers his new mission statement anti-immigrant: ‘A thousand times no.’

Francis Cissna told The Associated Press that he cut reference to the U.S. being a ‘nation of immigrants’ from Citizenship and …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Nation of immigrants? According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, not so much.

From The Washington Post


“The United States is no longer ‘a nation of immigrants’ — at least according to a new mission statement from the government agency that awards citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, told its employees Thursday that they will now adhere to a new mission …Continue Reading »

Link To News: U.S. Immigration agency to more closely monitor caseworkers, documents show

From The Washington Post


“The federal agency that runs the U.S. immigration system is creating an internal division to more rigorously police its own caseworkers, a move possibly aimed at those who may be too lenient with applicants seeking residency or citizenship, according to staffers and internal documents obtained by The Washington Post.

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Link To News: Family ties drive U.S. immigration. Why Trump wants to break the ‘chains.’

From The Washington Post


“Liberals in Congress wanted to scrap the restrictive quota-based system that had governed U.S. immigration policy for decades. Conservatives feared that America’s ethnic and racial composition would be forever transformed.

So in 1965 they compromised: an immigration model that would favor ‘family unification.’ By giving priority to the relatives of U.S. citizens, …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Chapter 2: Immigration’s Impact on Past and Future U.S. Population Change

From Pew Research Center


“Foreign-born Americans and their descendants have been the main driver of U.S. population growth, as well as of national racial and ethnic change, since passage of the 1965 law that rewrote national immigration policy. They also will be the central force in U.S. population growth and change over the next 50 years.

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Link To News: USCIS Announces Countries Eligible for the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs (1/18)



“USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have published the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to receive H-2A and H‑2B visas in 2018. The notice listing the eligible countries was published on Jan. 18, 2018, in the Federal Register.

For 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen and …Continue Reading »

Link To News: There are 3.6M ‘DREAMers’ — a number far greater than commonly known

From USA Today


“The political debate over the fate of ‘DREAMers’ — undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — has overlooked just how many there are in the country today: about 3.6 million.

That number of people whose lives risk being uprooted is not widely known, in large part because so much public attention has been focused recently on 800,000 …Continue Reading »

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