US Immigration

Government Shutdowns and Backlog Increasing

President Donald Trump has refused to sign government funding legislation that does not include $5 billion for a wall between Mexico and the U.S. This resulted in a government shutdown, which in turn has resulted in the closure of a number of immigration courts handling immigration cases. Apart from immigration courts, many other services have …

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New USCIS Policy Can Result in Application Denials

Do you know that an application you file with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) could be denied if you happen to make a mistake while completing it? USCIS adopted a new policy on September 11, 2018, according to which a USCIS immigration officer can deny an immigration application or petition filed with …

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USCIS May Deport Legal Immigrants

Even legal immigrants can be deported from the U.S., according to a new policy adopted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). When people file applications with the USCIS to receive immigration benefits, they will have to file their applications with certain supporting documents. They can find the list of those documents on …

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Iowa Activists and Immigrants Call for Reform

Over 90 immigration activists gathered at the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Saturday afternoon to call for immigration rights and express their concern about the current implementation of US immigration policy. Natalia Espina, who helped to arrange the event, is the co-founder of the organization known as the Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project. It helps …

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Immigrant Founders Behind Most U.S. $1 Billion Start-ups

According to a new National Foundation for American Policy study, 50 out of 91, or 55%, of all $1 billion start-up firms in the US have at least one founder who is an immigrant to the US. These 50 companies have, on average, created over 1,200 jobs per business, with their collective value placed at …

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800 More Troops to Be Deployed to the Border

The Trump administration is expected to deploy more US troops to the southern border to assist with security operations in response to the ‘caravan’ of immigrants from Central America walking through Mexico to the US border, according to US officials on Thursday. The plan calls for between 800 to as many as 1,000 more troops, …

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Record Numbers of Immigrant Families Arrested at U.S. Border

The White House claims that a ‘record-shattering surge’ in immigrant families apprehended at the Southwest border has occurred during the last year, adding that US immigration law loopholes are responsible. Figures released on Wednesday by US Customs and Border Protection show that, in the 2018 fiscal year, which ended in September, over 161,000 immigrant family …

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Controversial Meeting Between Amazon and Immigration Officials

This summer, Amazon met with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to talk about the potential use of ‘Rekognition’, its real-time surveillance facial recognition technology, a report from the Daily Beast and Project on Government Oversight documents have revealed. According to the Daily Beast, there are concerns that ICE could use the technology around sensitive …

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Voters Want Honduran Immigrants Stopped at U.S. Border

Americans agree with the efforts of President Donald Trump to stop the immigrant caravan of Hondurans currently in Mexico from illegally entering the US via the US-Mexico border. According to a new national online and telephone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 51% of likely voters think the government should prevent the caravan from entering the …

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