American Immigration Weekly Recap – August 1st to 5th

Trump moderating immigration stance, Republican leaders say

As the Presidential election is fast approaching, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is softening his controversial attitude towards immigration. Helen Aguirre Ferre, Director of Hispanic Communications for the Republican National Committee, told reporters that Trump just wants to deport violent, criminal undocumented immigrant and not all the 11 million undocumented immigrants from the country.

Undocumented Charlotte teen gets deportation reprieve

Syrian nationals gain temporary amnesty

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrian nationals has been extended by U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This will allow thousands of Syrian nationals to remain in the U.S. Around 5800 Syrian nationals are expected to apply for TPS reregistration and 2500 are likely to file their initial applications.

Undocumented Dominican immigrants helped by US waiver

A new immigration pardon that will come into effect from 29 August, 2016, will benefit thousands of undocumented Dominican immigrants living here. Read on to know more about the new immigration program of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Website advises on how to avoid Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol’s website gives foreign nationals illegally entering into the U.S., tips on how to bypass the border agents and get into the country. The website also has information on “sensitive locations” through which immigrants can avoid apprehension. Agents are forbidden from arresting undocumented immigrants at the so called “sensitive locations”, including schools, hospitals and places of worship. Critics claim that these policies prevents border agents from doing their job.

Indianapolis group wants US immigration system completely overhauled

Under a movement known as the Right to Reform campaign, immigration activists in the U.S. made a push for immigration reform. The group also revealed findings of a new study that claims that immigrants in Indiana are the ones who strengthen the economy of the state.

Immigration reform should be priority, says JPMorgan CEO

Jamie Dimon, the Chief Executive of JPMorgan, says that the top priority for the next U.S. President should be immigration reform. He said that the Senate Immigration Reform bill passed in 2013 and which is stalled in the House, offers the best way to secure the border and also offer a path to U.S. citizenship to the undocumented immigrants who are already contributing to the U.S. economy.

Ohio economy needs foreign workers

A report by the Partnership for a New American Economy shows that the immigrant community helps create more businesses in the U.S., contrary to the perception that immigrants are taking away jobs from Americans. Read on to know why the economy of Ohio needs immigrant workers.

Rise in Venezuelan asylum applications to the US

The economic and political unrest in Venezuela has caused many from there to move to the U.S. As a result of this, the number of applications for asylum in the U.S. filed by Venezuelans has spiked by as much as 168 percent when compared to the same time period in 2015.