Month: January 2017

White House unimpressed with Senators’ immigration ban rejection

Employees in the State Department are attempting to rally against the new executive order issued by President Donald Trump, which halts the entry of immigrants and refugees from several countries. But the White House is not impressed with the move, telling them to do their jobs or resign. In a memo, circulated in the Foreign …

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Iraqi exemptions from immigration ban recommended by Pentagon

The Pentagon announced yesterday that it is creating a list of Iraqi citizens who helped the US Military to decide if they deserve an exemption from the controversial 90-day immigration ban implemented by executive order by President Donald Trump. The Pentagon was asked by the White House to compile such a list of Iraqis who …

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Malaysians Unaffected by US Immigration Ruling

The executive order issued by President Donald Trump, which temporarily blocks the entry of citizens and refugees from certain countries, does not apply to Malaysians, according to a US Embassy spokesman. On Sunday, the spokesman confirmed, via text message, that Malaysians continue to be free to go to the US, providing they have a valid …

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Sweeping border control laws expected under Trump

Visitors to the US could soon have to undergo an interview with US officials under tight new border control laws, according to the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper claims to have been given access to an executive order being contemplated by President Donald Trump on refugees and immigration. The Los Angeles Times claims that the …

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Almost a million criminal immigrants remain in the US

Around 925,000 undocumented immigrants targeted for deportation were still living in the US, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) statistics from 2015. But, according to a study from the Department of Homeland Security, the real figure is over twice that number, at 1.9 million, when applied to all undocumented immigrants who have criminal records. …

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Trump targets sanctuary cities and begins wall project

President Donald Trump signed directives, on Wednesday, to begin the construction of a wall on the border between the US and Mexico, and to deny funding to cities that protect undocumented immigrants from federal immigration authorities, as he proceeded with sweeping and controversial plans to change the way that issues, such as national security and …

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Sheriff to honor immigration detention requests

Richard Wiles, the Sheriff of El Paso County, has put his signature to a letter sent by the office of the Governor. The letter requires him and his officers to honor requests from the federal immigration authorities to hold individuals suspected to be undocumented immigrants in the county jail. Wiles says that refusing to sign …

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Young immigrants could be safe under Trump

On Monday, a flurry of pronouncements and directives were made by President Donald Trump, which made his priorities clear – reforming tax and trade policies in the US. At the same time, the new President seemed to begin moving away from earlier insinuations that he would end the deferred action program that protects from deportation …

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Use of Electronic Immigration System should stop

John Roth, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, has called on immigration officials to halt plans for the reinstatement of their electronic system, designed to process applications for naturalization. He notes that the flawed system has been found to have alarming security issues. An ongoing review has been underway for the electronic …

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