New Green Card Requirement Helps Legal Immigrants

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated a key requirement for gaining a green card, which will come into effect on 1 November. The policy changes, announced last week, will affect the vaccination and medical exam for immigration purposes, ensuring there are no health issues that would make applicants inadmissible to gain permanent residency …

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Changes to H-1B U.S. Visas Coming in January

The Trump administration intends to revise the definition of specialty occupations and employment under the H-1B US visa scheme by January 2019. The H-1B US visa is a non-immigrant visa enabling US businesses to hire overseas workers in specialty occupations needing technical or theoretical expertise. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that …

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Trump Warns of Possible Border Closure

President Donald Trump has warned that he will use the US military to close the nation’s southern border with Mexico if nothing is done to prevent the attempt by a caravan of undocumented immigrants to enter the country. Trump issued the warning in several posts on social media site, Twitter, slamming Mexico and other countries’ …

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Honduran Immigrant Caravan Increases in Size

A caravan of immigrants leaving Honduras has increased to as many as 4,000, and now the government of Mexico has sent a further 500 federal police officers to their nation’s border with Guatemala to prepare for their arrival. This is according to documents allegedly obtained by NBC News from the US government. The caravan has …

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Private Immigration Detention Center Proposed in Ionia

On Monday, officials told the Free Press that a federal immigration detention, which would be privately operated and worth up to $35 million, has been proposed on the site of a former state prison in Ionia. Immigration Centers of America was the only bidder for the former Deerfield Correctional Facility, which closed in 2009. It …

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Trump Could Cut Honduras Aid over Immigrant Caravan

The organizer of an immigrant caravan heading from Honduras to the US was taken into detention in Guatemala on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump told the government of Honduras to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants or risk losing US aid and funding. Guatemalan police officers detained the Former Honduran member of Congress, Bartolo Fuentes, …

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Proposed Immigration Rule Could Endanger Health

Family physicians in the state of California have warned federal officials that proposed changes to immigration rules could endanger public health by weakening herd immunity, particularly in the state where one-in-two children have a parent who was born overseas. On Wednesday, the Trump administration proposed changing a federal rule that immigration experts claim would make …

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Honduran Immigrant Group Heads to U.S

On Sunday, an increasing number of over 1,500 immigrants from Honduras moved toward the border with Guatemala, intending to head for the US, according to organizers and witnesses. The immigrant group, including women carrying babies, and whole families, began marching on Saturday from San Pedro Sula, days after US Vice President Mike Pence asked Central …

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Denver Receives Withheld Federal Funding

The federal government has given the City and County of Denver almost three-quarters of $1 million after a successful rebuking of the attempt by the Department of Justice to penalize some cities in the US for failing to cooperate with immigration enforcement. The office of Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General of the US, approved the …

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