American Immigration Weekly Recap – September 26th to 30th

Travis County Sheriff concerned over immigration with likely successor

The outgoing Sheriff of Travis County, Greg Hamilton, warned that his likely successor Hernandez’s promise to not cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities might be a ‘dangerous move.’ Read on to know what Hernandez says about deporting undocumented immigrants.

Dairy farmers claim not guilty of harboring undocumented immigrants

Denis Burke, 53, and Madeline Burke, 50, a husband and wife dairy farmer team has pleaded not guilty to charges of harboring and hiring undocumented immigrants to work on their farms. Read more.

Cuban man arrested over immigration solicitation scam

Munoz-Canellas, a Cuban man was arrested for claiming to be a Federal government employee. He had offered to grant the informant legal permanent resident status in the U.S. in exchange for a bribe of $7000.

US immigration officers endorse Trump

National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council that represents 5000 U.S. immigration officers has endorsed the Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump. Read more.

Six-day Virginia and Washington ICE operation nabs 51 men

51 immigrants who had previous criminal convictions were recently arrested as a part of a ‘targeted immigration enforcement operation’. This operation was carried out by officers from ICE in Washington DC and Virginia. Those who were arrested are citizens of different countries, including Jamaica, Honduras, Pakistan, India and Iraq.

Immigrants help growth but can result in tension

International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that immigrants boost the economy, but at the same time immigration causes social tensions and security concerns. Read on to know what the IMF thinks about immigration.

The US has problems with illegal immigration, says Louisiana AG

Jeff Landry, Louisiana’s Attorney General, wants to take Louisiana off the list of sanctuary cities. He says that the state’s status as a sanctuary city has made it a magnet for undocumented immigrants. According to Landry, undocumented immigrants who come here and commit crimes create problems for the U.S.

US farmers facing worker shortage

Pew Research Center’s new report shows that Mexican immigrants are leaving the U.S. in great numbers. This has resulted in a shortage of farm workers. Farm owners say that the costs are rising because workers are few. Some farmers are also choosing to leave the U.S. and move to other countries.