Month: February 2017

California Lawmakers Demand Immigrant Arrest Records

Democrat leaders in the California Legislature have demanded clarification of the immigration enforcement policy of the federal government. It follows this month’s round-ups of a large number of undocumented immigrants, sparking new fears of an increase in the immigration raids likely under the Trump administration. On Monday, a Freedom of Information Act request was sent …

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New Executive Immigration Order Coming on Wednesday

The Associated Press claims that a new immigration travel ban is expected via executive order by President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The news agency was told about the plans by a senior official in the Trump administration who wished to remain anonymous as they had not received official authorization to leak the news about the …

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Nigerians Worry Over Trump Immigration Policy

Nigerians in the US are worried about the prospect of more executive orders on immigration expected from President Donald Trump, likely to further restrict those from particular nations and install more stringent measures against all undocumented immigrants. During teleconferences intended to equip Nigerian immigrants to the US with information about the travel ban, several of …

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Vetting Fears Raised by Border Agent Hiring Plan

Questions have been raised about the ability of the Trump administration to vet the hiring of new border agents properly as it attempts to fulfill the promise of hiring extra staff. A former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) senior official raised the questions as the White House pressed on with its aim of giving ‘extreme …

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Immigration Biggest Problem for Congress and President, Poll Finds

Immigration tops the list of issues that Americans believe should be of prime importance to Congress and President Donald Trump, according to a new poll from CBS News. Of those surveyed, 15 percent believe that immigration should be top of the list of problems tackled in 2017 by the President and Congress. The second most …

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Immigration on Agenda for DHS Boss in Guatemala

The plan by the US to deport millions of undocumented  immigrants from Central America together with issues of regional security were the primary items on the agenda for discussion on Wednesday, for the visit to Guatemala by John Kelly, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. This is according to his counterpart in Guatemala. …

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Dreamers Excluded From New Immigration Crackdown

Almost every undocumented immigrant currently living in the US is to be considered for deportation under tough new plans from President Donald Trump’s administration. But official guidelines released on Tuesday, show that Dreamers – young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as minors – will be excluded from the proposals. The protections afforded to them …

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Hiring of Extra 10,000 Uscis Officers Authorized

John Kelly, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized the hiring of an extra 10,000 agents and enforcement officers by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The DHS move is delivering on a promise made by President Donald Trump during his election campaign to increase immigration enforcement, especially on the removal of …

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