Utah residents support Trump immigration plan

The majority of people in Utah want to see President-Elect Donald Trump keep his promise to deport criminal undocumented immigrants when he takes office, next month. This is according to the results of a new poll, released on Tuesday. The UtahPolicy.com poll suggests that 75 percent of Utah residents agree, either somewhat or very strongly, …

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Senator urges Trump to enact immigration reform

Republican Senator, Tom Cotton wants to see President-Elect, Donald Trump raising the wages of American workers by making use of his electoral mandate to cut the number of low-skilled legal immigrants. In an opinion piece published in the New York Times, Cotton says that the country’s immigration policy has served the powerful and wealthy for …

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Arkansas lawmakers oppose immigrant shelter plan

Three members of the Congressional delegation in Arkansas have opposed the proposal to turn an abandoned factory close to Hot Springs into a shelter for undocumented, unaccompanied immigrant minors. Earlier this month, the US Department of Health and Human Services visited Royal’s former Ouachita Job Corps Center to assess its potential as a secure facility …

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Caribbean immigrants among those apprehended in 2016

As the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continued on its mission to protect the US from cross-border illegal immigration and crime threatening both public safety and national security, it says that Caribbean citizens were among the sizeable number of undocumented immigrants apprehended during 2016. In the agency’s ‘year in review’ report, ICE offers a …

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Federal court system swamped by immigration cases

Most federal prosecutions in the US are now immigration cases, with New Mexico no exception. The caseload has become so large; with numbers in the last two years doubling for undocumented immigrants apprehended by authorities, that a cap has been imposed by US Attorney, Damon Martinez. This is for 150 prosecutions of non-violent border crossers …

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College leaders want immigration program to remain

Around 550 university presidents in the US signed a statement earlier in December calling for the upholding, continuation, and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in the wake of last month’s election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency. Trump has said that he would end the program, which enables undocumented …

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74 convicted criminal immigrants arrested by ICE

74 undocumented immigrants with criminal convictions and immigration violations have been arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during an operation that crossed two states and lasted as long as 11 days. The majority of those apprehended during the operation, in Ohio and Michigan, had convictions for past offenses, such as drug trafficking, weapons …

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Planning for the H-1B US visa cap starts now

Although the H-1B US visa cap for the 2018 fiscal year does not kick off until 1 October 2017, it is already an excellent time for employers to begin preparing for it. There has been a steady rise in demand for the H-1B US visa over the past few years, and last year just 36 …

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Senate Democrats push for release of Berks County immigrants

On Monday, 13 activists, wanting an end to immigrant families being held in detention, were arrested for blocking Harrisburg traffic. On Wednesday, their cause was taken up by as many as 17 Democrats in the Senate. These included both Senators from New Jersey and Pennsylvania Senator, Bob Casey, who issued a letter calling for the …

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Mexican immigrants urged to become US citizens

Mexican citizens in the US are being encouraged to apply for US citizenship by the Mexican ambassador to the US to protect themselves from possible changes to immigration law in the country under the new Trump administration, which takes office next month. On Tuesday, Ambassador Carlos Sada Solana told Notimex, the Mexican state news agency, …

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US border braces for expected 40,000 immigrants

Around 40,000 undocumented immigrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Haiti are expected to try to cross US borders illegally in 2017, according to Representative, Henry Cuellar. Roman Macaya, the ambassador to the US from Costa Rica, has provided the estimate, with the immigrants expected to hit his country before trying to get to Mexico …

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