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Month: September 2017

Canada Sends Message to US Immigrants Losing Protection

With the Trump administration moving to further tighten the US borders, an unprecedented number of US asylum seekers have headed to Canada, resulting in Ottawa changing their immigration policy. This was according to the Wall Street Journal, on Wednesday. President Donald Trump began to enact a travel ban on people from certain countries earlier this …

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US Immigration Restrictions Could Slow Medical Advances

Recently proposed changes to the US immigration system could slow the progress of medical research, according to several doctors. Around 18 percent of medical professors in the US graduated from medical schools in foreign countries, claims an analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, on Monday. Graduates from foreign medical schools are also responsible …

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DHS Will Collect Social Media Data from All Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will start collecting social media information from immigrants in the US from next month, including naturalized citizens and those with current green cards, according to reports from BuzzFeed News. The new regulation, which expands what the DHS can put in an individual’s immigration file, was quietly published by the …

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Appeals Court Allows Part of Anti-Sanctuary City Texas Law

On Monday, a mixed decision was issued by a US appeals court about a Texas law aimed at punishing so-called ‘sanctuary cities’. It gave the go-ahead to a section of the law that forces localities to honor requests from federal immigration authorities to perform checks on the immigration status of detainees but blocked many other …

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