American Immigration Weekly Recap – July 18th to 22nd

Irish government will keep working on US immigration reform

The Supreme Court recently blocked the executive actions that President Obama announced in November 2014. Irish Ambassador to the U.S., Anne Anderson, in a speech at the AOH and LAOH’s annual convention in Atlantic City, announced that the push for immigration relief from the Irish government will continue. She also outlined the difficulties that the immigration reform supporters encounter.

Mexican immigrants buy Mexican homes they never live in

Immigrants from Mexico living in the U.S. have been building homes in Mexico, though there are very few chances that they will return to Mexico and live in those homes. Read more.

Voters divided on how to handle illegal immigration

Most Americans do not want a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, as proposed by Republican Presidential candidate, Donald trump. They also do not want to deport all undocumented immigrants from the U.S. Check out what are the other issues the voters are divided on.

Cuba blames American immigration policies after Ecuador deportations

Followed by the deportation of 75 Cubans from Ecuador, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a press release criticizing the immigration policy of the U.S. that lets Cubans setting foot on U.S. soil to remain there. The press release claims that Cubans are illegally moving to Central American with an aim of getting into the U.S. due to the special treatment the U.S. immigration policies give them. Similar criticisms have been made by the Cuban government in 2015, after Nicaragua decided to close its borders to Cubans.

Obama wants immigration case re-heard by Supreme Court

The Obama administration has again asked the Supreme Court to rehear the U.S v. Texas case. The court blocked the immigration policies from being implemented. The Justice Department has now requested the Supreme Court to re-hear the case once the Supreme Court has nine justices. However, legal experts believe that the Supreme Court may not revisit the case.

Republican platform formalizes Trump border wall push

The Republican Party officially accepted Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s controversial immigration proposal, which includes constructing a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Read more.

Attempted murderer caught during raid on criminal immigrants

A Mexican national previously convicted for attempted murder of a peace officer along with 112 other immigrants have now been arrested in a federal operation targeting criminal immigrants at large in the U.S. Out of the 112 immigrants arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 100 were men and 12 were women.

Over 50,000 cases in immigration backlog

There are around 50,000 immigration cases waiting to be heard in U.S. immigration courts. Officials who say that this number is high claim that the backlog is because of the immigrant families and unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S. from Central America.