American Immigration Weekly Recap – January 16th to 20th

Denham wants Trump’s support for immigration reform

California Representative Jeff Denham, wants President Donald Trump to extend his support for his idea on immigration reform. He wants to convince the U.S. Congress to allow undocumented immigrants who came here as minors and who agree to join the U.S. military, to remain here.

Cuban immigration policy brought to an end

Former President Barack Obama ended the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act that granted Cubans setting foot on U.S., legal residency. Read more.

Asylum seekers illegally turned away from US border

According to immigration advocates and lawyers, several immigrants who claim asylum are being turned away from the U.S. borders. They claim that immigration authorities send back immigrants telling them that they have reached their daily asylum case quota. Some also tell these immigrants that they do not have the right to request asylum and that they need to get U.S. visas to come to the U.S.

Bishops hopeful of immigration reform under Trump

Catholic Bishops are advocates for humane immigration policies and laws. They want to help undocumented immigrants and minors and want to keep families together. Despite concerns over the anti-immigration stance of President Donald Trump, they believe that his administration will pass an immigration reform bill.

Howard County Council considers sanctuary city bill

Howard County council has considered a bill that would turn the area into a sanctuary city, so that undocumented immigrants living there are safe from immigration authorities. Calvin Ball, a council member, said that undocumented immigrants should not be targeted based on their immigration status. If the bill is passed, law enforcement authorities would not be allowed to ask undocumented immigrants about their immigration status unless they commit a crime.

Trump pledges immigration plan with heart

President Donald Trump, who has pledged a revamped immigration plan, said that he is aware of the difficulties DREAMers face. He said that his revamped immigration reform plan will be firm and also be fair to undocumented immigrants in tough situations.

Immigrant jobs in the US are changing

The most recent immigrants who came here to work are better educated than their predecessors. Many of them have filled technical and professional jobs. Many are medical scientists, software developers and economists. Jed Kolko, chief economist at job site Indeed, says that the change in the immigrants is more likely to change the politics of immigration under the new administration.