American Immigration Weekly Recap – August 29th to September 2nd

Trump vows to crack down on US visa cheats

Donald Trump recently revealed how he wants to deal with illegal immigration. He said he will crack down on those overstaying their nonimmigrant visas. He wants to install a tracking system that would help immigration authorities to remove people overstaying their visa. He also wants an e-verify system that will prevent undocumented immigrants from working in the U.S.

Immigration route for entrepreneurs planned by the US

A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will enable certain foreign entrepreneurs to come to the U.S. These entrepreneurs need to have a central and an active role in the company established in the U.S. over the past three years. However, the Center for Immigration Studies says that this program is unnecessary as the U.S. already has the EB-5 visa program for foreign investors.

The US to review use of private immigration prisons

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has directed his advisory council to evaluate whether or not the agency should continue using privately run detention centers. Since these centers have been claimed to be unsafe for immigrants, the DHS is conducting a review.

Cuba denounces US immigration policy

Josefina Vidal, Head of Cuban-US Relations, criticized the U.S. immigration policies that affect the Caribbean island. Read more.

Immigrant deportations remain close to record high

New data from the DHS shows that the Obama administration deported 414,481 undocumented immigrants from the U.S. in the 2014 fiscal year. Read more.

Sixty Saudi students have US visas cancelled

Student visas of many Saudi students have been cancelled by U.S. immigration authorities because of objectionable content they had stored in their cellular phones. Around 60 U.S. student visas have been cancelled and many Saudi students have been denied entry into the U.S. when they arrived at U.S. airports.

Trump returns to anti-immigration stance

Donald Trump returned to his aggressive stand on immigration after his quiet and uneventful meeting with Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto. In his speech hours after the meeting, he said that all undocumented immigrants will be subject to deportation from the U.S.