American Immigration Weekly Recap – July 3rd to 7th

Trump Administration’s New Crackdown Targets Parents

The Trump administration has now authorized the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities to arrest parents and relatives of undocumented children who are believed to have paid smugglers to bring their children to the U.S. The administration believes that these arrests will crackdown on illegal immigration and prevent families from sending their children with smugglers through dangerous journeys.

Immigrants in Detention Forced to Wear Tracking Devices

Immigrants held in ICE run detention centers in El Paso are now forced to wear tracking devices. Read more.

Illegal Immigration Bills Passed by House of Representatives

‘Kate’s Law,’ also known as H.R. 361 and ‘No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,’ aimed at curtailing illegal immigration were passed in the House of Representatives. Read more about the bills.

Pentagon Considers Ending Military Immigration Program

The Pentagon is considering ending the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program that was established in 2009. Read more.

Most Americans Agree With Travel Ban

Six out of ten voters in the U.S. agree with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the President’s travel ban on nationals from certain Muslim-majority countries. This is according to the poll conducted by Politico-Morning Consult. The poll was conducted online after the Supreme Court ruled partly upholding the ban.

More Central American Families Choose Mexico Over the US

More refugees from Central America are heading to Mexico and not trying to get into the U.S. This is because of the tough new immigration policies of the U.S. Apprehensions of undocumented families by U.S. border patrol has also dropped.

Most Green Cards Go to Immigrants Already in US

Data released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shows that more number of green cards are issued to immigrants already living in the U.S. on some nonimmigrant visa and adjusting their status to that of a green card holder.