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Iowa Activists and Immigrants Call for Reform

Over 90 immigration activists gathered at the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Saturday afternoon to call for immigration rights and express their concern about the current implementation of US immigration policy. Natalia Espina, who helped to arrange the event, is the co-founder of the organization known as the Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project. It helps …

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Immigrant Founders Behind Most U.S. $1 Billion Start-ups

According to a new National Foundation for American Policy study, 50 out of 91, or 55%, of all $1 billion start-up firms in the US have at least one founder who is an immigrant to the US. These 50 companies have, on average, created over 1,200 jobs per business, with their collective value placed at …

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800 More Troops to Be Deployed to the Border

The Trump administration is expected to deploy more US troops to the southern border to assist with security operations in response to the ‘caravan’ of immigrants from Central America walking through Mexico to the US border, according to US officials on Thursday. The plan calls for between 800 to as many as 1,000 more troops, …

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Record Numbers of Immigrant Families Arrested at U.S. Border

The White House claims that a ‘record-shattering surge’ in immigrant families apprehended at the Southwest border has occurred during the last year, adding that US immigration law loopholes are responsible. Figures released on Wednesday by US Customs and Border Protection show that, in the 2018 fiscal year, which ended in September, over 161,000 immigrant family …

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Controversial Meeting Between Amazon and Immigration Officials

This summer, Amazon met with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to talk about the potential use of ‘Rekognition’, its real-time surveillance facial recognition technology, a report from the Daily Beast and Project on Government Oversight documents have revealed. According to the Daily Beast, there are concerns that ICE could use the technology around sensitive …

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Voters Want Honduran Immigrants Stopped at U.S. Border

Americans agree with the efforts of President Donald Trump to stop the immigrant caravan of Hondurans currently in Mexico from illegally entering the US via the US-Mexico border. According to a new national online and telephone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 51% of likely voters think the government should prevent the caravan from entering the …

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Are Overseas Students Avoiding MBA Programs over Immigration Debate?

Companies in the US are becoming reluctant to hire overseas workers over concerns that the Trump administration may further tighten the US visa system. Graduate Management Admission Council data has shown a fall of as much as 10.5% in the number of international students applying to study in the US compared to 2017, with US …

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ICE Sued by DC Attorney General Over Immigration

On Monday, the office of Karl Racine, the DC Attorney General, filed a suit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), claiming that the agency has improperly responded to requests for information about raids carried out earlier in 2018 in District communities with a predominantly Latino population. Racine says his office wants to know more about …

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Protestors Want Greyhound to Refuse Border Patrol Checks

On Friday, 200,000 signed petitions from the local Greyhound bus driver’s union, the American Civil Liberties Union, and other group representatives were delivered to the headquarters of the Greyhound bus company, in downtown Dallas. They demanded that the company end the practice of allowing agents with Customs and Border Protection onto Greyhound buses to question …

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