Director of USCIS Francis Cissna is resigning

President Trump is shaking up the immigration space again. The current director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Francis Cissna, has put in his resignation at the request of President Trump. This resignation is effective starting June 1, 2019, according to an email he sent to USCIS staff. Cissna had been the director of …

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Trump: New Immigration Plan will be the “Envy of the World”

It seems that the president’s senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is behind this latest immigration plan. Kushner partnered with various conservative groups to create an immigration proposal that would attract “the best and brightest from all around the world” to the United States.   The plan is likely to have many opponents and faces …

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Businesses Outraged Over DACA Move

President Donald Trump has created a new rift between his party and corporate America with the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which helped protect from the threat of deportation thousands of young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as minors. The chief executives of many companies were outraged by …

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Trump Ends Deferred Action

On Tuesday, the Trump administration formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Department of Homeland Security will no longer process new applications for the deferred action program, which protected almost 800,000 undocumented immigrant youngsters who came to the US as minors. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions made the announcement at the …

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US immigration policies put thousands at risk, legislator claims

The refugee and immigration policies being pursued by President Obama give a “paid vacation” to refugees while putting yet more burdens on struggling families and endangering “tens of thousands” of American lives, according to US Republican and Alabama Representative Mo Brooks. The scathing remarks were made by Brooks last Friday when he appeared on the …

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Sanders to build upon executive actions if elected

Democratic presidential candidate nominee Bernie Sanders has promised that he would expand upon the executive actions on immigration taken by President Obama within the first 100 days of his presidency if elected in 2016 and create a more “humane” immigration system. The Vermont senator made his comments in a statement detailing his plan, which was …

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Immigration bill to limit tech skilled worker visas

Even as immigration advocates call for H-1B US visa quotas to be increased, legislators and immigration groups are calling for the existing system to be reformed in a manner that would be the exact opposite and limit the number of visas available. Ranking Democrat senator Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate …

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Supreme Court review of immigration case faces delay

The US Supreme Court was asked on Monday by the state of Texas to give it additional time to file court papers regarding its battle with the federal government over the executive actions taken on immigration reform by President Obama. If the Supreme Court agrees to the delay, any ruling might be postponed until there …

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Record number of undocumented immigrants crossing US border

Undocumented immigrants, particularly minors from Mexico, have been apprehended crossing the southern border of the United States at an alarming level, recent statistics from Border Patrol reveal. Almost 5,000 unaccompanied minors were caught in October and nearly 3,000 have been apprehended in the first half of this month. The Washington Times says this demonstrates that …

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Cruz refuses to rule out legalizing undocumented immigrants

Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate nominee, Ted Cruz, has refused to rule out offering legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently believed to be living in the United States, saying that it is only after the border is secure that he will further elaborate on his plans regarding immigration. Cruz seems to …

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