American Immigration Weekly Recap – September 19th to 23rd

Trump claims that Clinton wants open borders

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump says that his rival Hillary Clinton is the first U.S. Presidential candidate who wants open borders and who is in favor of abolishing the country’s borders. He said that Clinton’s plan would create a “grave peril” and that the country will be put at risk by several undocumented criminal immigrants overstaying their U.S. visas.

Senate candidates in Wisconsin disagree on immigration

The views of Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold and Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson are totally opposite. While Ron Johnson wants to deal with immigration reform step by step, Russ Feingold wants to fix immigration issue with a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Anti-Trump rhetoric fails to result in voter registration surge

Immigration advocates were hoping to recruit one million green card holders to obtain U.S. citizenship in time to vote in the Presidential election. But only 600,000 U.S. citizenship applications have been filed. Read on to know more.

Availability of green cards increases in October

Green cards for those who belong to the employment based EB-1 U.S. visa category will become more easily available in October. The visa bulletin for October shows that the U.S. Department of State will process EB-1 visa applications, filed for all nations of birth, effective October 1.

Over 800 immigrants given US citizenship – by mistake

Around 858 immigrants were mistakenly granted U.S. citizenship by the U.S. government. These immigrants are from countries with high immigration fraud rates and who have pending deportation orders. Read on to know how they filed applications for U.S. citizenship.

Reduced immigration vital to US environmental sustainability

A report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform claims that reducing immigration to the U.S. will help the country achieve environmental stability. The report says that the expanding population is preventing the country from achieving environmental goals.

Amount of undocumented immigrants in the US remains level

Pew Research Center’s report show that the number of undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. has stayed in the same level for the sixth consecutive year. Read more.

Investment threshold for EB-5 US visas could be raised

Immigrant investors who wish to gain permanent resident status in the U.S., will need to invest between $500,000 and $1 million in businesses in the U.S. in specified areas. The American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act introduced in the House of Representatives calls for some changes to the program. The changes include increasing the investment threshold to $800,000 or even $1.2 million.

The US to increase deportation of Haitian immigrants

Deportation of immigrants from Haiti was suspended by the U.S. in 2010 after the island nation was devastated by an earthquake. But the Obama administration has now announced that it will resume deportation of immigrants from Haiti, in response to the surge in immigrants from Haiti. President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, says that the economy and democracy of Haiti needs to be fortified in order to avoid more Haitians heading to the U.S.