American Immigration Weekly Recap – August 22nd to 26th

Is Trump softening on immigration?

A recent interview with Donal Trump’s new campaign manager reveals that Trump is softening his stance on immigration. Trump recently hinted that he is willing to work with the undocumented immigrants and find an efficient and humane solution to the immigration difficulties the country is facing. He said that he wants to remove criminal immigrants from the country and treat the others with a less stringent approach. However, he denies that he is changing his views on immigration.

Cubans flee to the US in record numbers

According to the Pew Research Center, more Cubans are fleeing to the U.S. this year than any year in decades. Read more.

Judges letting undocumented immigrants remain in the US

Around 57 percent of deportation requests made by the Department of Homeland Security have been denied by immigration judges. A new report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse shows that around 96,233 undocumented immigrants have so far been allowed to remain the U.S. This includes immigrants with criminal records.

Immigrant families deterred from visits by private detention facilities

Immigrants held in privately-run detention facilities receive fewer visits from their children than the immigrants held in city or county jails. 462 immigrant parents were surveyed by the University of California-Irvine PhD student, Nicholas Branic and University of California-Davis assistant professor of sociology, Caitlin Patler. 44 percent of those surveyed were around 60 percent less likely to be visited by their children.

Obama gives Costa Rica $1 million for housing immigrants

The U.S. has given Costa Rica nearly $1 million to deal with the immigration influx. This money will be used by Costa Rica to create immigration detention camps. Read more.

Immigration enforcement protects minority jobs too, Trump says

Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump said that he wants to see the enforcement of the current immigration laws. He wants immigration agents to target those who remain in the U.S. after the expiration of their nonimmigrant visas. He said that he wants to put an end to criminal gangs, deport those who overstay their visas and protect the jobs of hard working Americans.

Mass immigration not popular, US and international polls show

49 percent of those surveyed by the Paris-based polling firm, Ipsos, believe that their countries are welcoming too many immigrants. The poll was conducted in June and July 2016 in 22 countries, including the U.S., Argentina, Hungary, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Italy and Russia.

New front opens in immigration reform fight

Immigration advocates have begun a new attempt to revive part of the immigration reform plan that President Barack Obama announced in November 2014. They have filed a lawsuit against the court order blocking the President’s plan to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. They have filed the lawsuit on behalf of Martin Batalla Vidal, a 25 year old Mexican immigrant.