American Immigration Weekly Recap – July 11th to 15th

Widower sues over revoking of Form I-360

Obaydul Hoque Bhuiyan, a widower who formerly held a CNMI entry permit, is suing the U.S. government for revoking the approval of his Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. Read more.

Immigration workers blamed for Arizona measles outbreak

According to Arizona health officials, the current biggest outbreak of measles in the country is due partly to people working at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Eloy detention center, who refused to be vaccinated. Around 22 measles cases have been confirmed in Arizona since May. The outbreak started with an immigrant but all inmates have now been vaccinated against the disease.

Presidential candidate says AI could end immigration

Zoltan Istvan, an independent running as a Presidential candidate, says that immigration could be ended by the looming Artificial Intelligence revolution. He aims at creating awareness of transhumanism. He says that businesses can use machines as cheap labor in future and halt immigration.

Undocumented immigrants get food stamps denied to Americans

Analysis from the Agricultural Department shows that undocumented immigrants get between $1.4 and $2.1 billion from the federal food stamp program every year, though they are ineligible for it. The report shows that the rules governing food stamp recipients, favor homes with undocumented immigrants and discriminates against those with U.S. citizenship.

Can immigration reform fix the US physician shortage?

Healthcare sector, a vital part of the U.S. economy, is short of health workers. Read on to know more.

The US and Mexico pursuing asylum changes

The U.S. and Mexico agreed to consider strategies to improve access to asylum for immigrants from Central America fleeing violence in their home countries. A meeting was hosted by the refugee agency of the United Nations in which the two countries agreed to consider strategies other than detention programs.

US Senator hosts meeting to aid Filvet parole program

Senator Mazie K. Hirono is conducting outreach programs to help Filipino veterans of World War II to apply for family reunions with those who still live in the Philippines. His first outreach program held on July 2, brought together 50 Filipino veterans and their family members.

Fifty percent of criminal cases are illegal entry prosecutions

Around 50 percent of criminal cases filed in 2015 in federal courts were against undocumented immigrants who illegally entered into the U.S. Read more.

US immigration fees set to rise

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is all set to increase application filing fees for most of the immigration forms. Fees for certain forms will likely double. For eg. filing fee for Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, is likely to rise from $600 to $1170.