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Month: March 2017

Mexican Dreamer Released by US Authorities

A Mexican immigrant with the legal right to work in the US has been released from federal custody after his arrest last month by US authorities. Arrested in Seattle, 24-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina, was released on Wednesday. But, according to an official with US immigration authorities, legal wrangling over his immigration status continues. Immigration and …

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Sanctuary Cities Could Lose Federal Grants, Attorney General Says

On Monday, US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions said that Justice Department grants could be withheld from states and cities protecting undocumented immigrant criminals from federal immigration laws. In a news briefing at the White House, Sessions said entire communities are at risk by such actions, including law-abiding immigrant communities. Eric Schneiderman, the Attorney General of …

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Holders of Special Immigrant US Visas Still Face Questions

Special immigrant US visas were created to give to people who worked for contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq, or directly for the US government in such countries, often at risk to their own lives. But, in recent weeks, US visa holders have been threatened with deportation or have been held in detention by federal immigration …

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High-Skilled Immigrants Suffer Credentials Problem in the US

High-skilled immigrants can get lost in a maze of difficulties when they attempt to find work in the US, often ending up in lower-skilled positions, lower salary brackets, and stunting their career ambitions. President Donald Trump has long advocated for a more merit-based approach to the immigration system in the US, like those already in …

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Singapore Teen Blogger Granted Asylum by US Immigration Judge

A teenage blogger from Singapore who was imprisoned after criticizing the country’s government on the internet has been given asylum in the US by a federal immigration judge. Judge Samuel Cole gave the ruling on Friday, allowing 18-year-old Amos Yee, to stay in the country. The teen blogger has been held in detention for three …

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More US Visa Denials and Delays to Come

Travelers are set to face long delays, thanks to increased security procedures for vetting several US visa applicants at American embassies all over the world. This was according to immigration advocates and lawyers on Friday, with governments scrutinizing everything, from social media accounts to work histories. Last week, Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, …

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