Month: September 2017

Cruz to Give Speech at EB-5 US Visa Conference

US Senator, Ted Cruz is scheduled to speak at an EB-5 US visa industry gathering late next month. This is according to the website of Related Companies, a co-sponsor for the event. The announcement comes as continued criticism is aimed at President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, for his family’s business use …

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Border Apprehensions on the Rise Again

The number of apprehensions on the US border has increased, with thousands more undocumented immigrants being caught attempting to illegally enter the country or claim asylum. The summer saw a 60 percent surge in apprehensions, putting pressure on the Trump administration to crack down further on the nation’s southern border. The Department of Homeland Security …

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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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Republicans Propose New DACA Bill

The first step towards a new version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is to be rescinded by the Trump administration, has been taken by Republican Senators, James Lankford, Orrin Hatch, and Thom Tillis. The SUCCEED Act (Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers Employment Education and Defending our nation) would be …

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New Moves to Dissuade Immigrant Minor Smuggling

The Trump administration is turning up the heat on parents who pay smugglers to bring their children into the US illegally, officials say. The attempt, which comes as part of the crackdown on all aspects of illegal immigration, is intended to discourage families from using human smuggling operations. A new round of sweeps on immigration …

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Pelosi Trusts Trump on Immigration Deal

The Democratic Party leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has defended her efforts to work on protecting young undocumented immigrants in collaboration with President Donald Trump, saying she will trust him on the issue and that a further joint effort, on infrastructure in the US, could also be on the cards. On Sunday, …

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Judge Wants Quick DACA Lawsuits Decision

On Thursday, a US judge said that he wanted to see quick decisions on lawsuits challenging the decision by the Trump administration to close down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which offers protection from deportation for young undocumented immigrants who were still underage when they arrived in the US. Earlier this month, …

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