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Bond Fund to Aid San Diego Immigrants in Detention

Immigrant detainees who cannot afford the cost of their bond may soon be able to receive financial help from a new fund established by a coalition of local organizations in San Diego. The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) has organized the Borderlands Get Free Bond Fund and is now accepting applications from immigrants who …

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Immigration Fee Waivers Set for Reduction

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is considering changing the eligibility for lower-income immigrants for fee waivers on applications for US citizenship and legal permanent residency, a move that has been slammed by immigration advocates. USCIS announced the change in the Federal Register on Friday. The proposal states that the receipt of means-tested public benefit …

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I-526 Petition Approvals Granted for Halletts Point Project

US Immigration Fund has announced that the first approvals have been given for I-526 petitions from EB-5 U.S. visa investors who invested in Halletts Point, Astoria, in the New York borough of Queens. The EB-5 investor has to file the I-526 petition to show that they have already invested, or are investing, the necessary capital …

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U.S. Citizenship Numbers on the Rise

Over 754,700 immigrants have been given U.S. citizenship in the second year of Donald Trump’s Presidency, the highest number since 2013, according to a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) spokesman on Wednesday. The figures are a reversal of the slump in citizenship numbers that occurred during the 2017 fiscal year. Michael Bars, the spokesman …

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Deportation Threat for Chinese Asylum Seekers

Around 13,500, mainly Chinese, immigrants, given asylum in the US before December 2012 could be deported because of possible lies on their applications. A National Republic Radio (NPR) report has revealed that US officials are reviewing 3,500 asylum cases and as many as 10,000 derivative cases involving family members. Anyone granted asylum in the US …

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The Ban on Chinese Student Visas Rejected

Earlier this year, immigration hardliners in the White House tried to persuade President Donald Trump to stop giving student U.S. visas to Chinese nationals. But it has been revealed that concerns over the diplomatic and economic impact of such a move caused the proposal to be scrapped. According to insiders, White House aide, Stephen Miller, …

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New Bill to Prevent Arrest of Immigrant Child Sponsors

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has moved to try and stop the Trump administration from detaining undocumented immigrants who offer to care for unaccompanied undocumented immigrant minors following a CNN report on such arrests. The bill, which was set to be introduced on Tuesday (October 2nd, 2018), comes as the number of immigrant kids held …

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Pentagon Immigrant Recruitment Program Faces Problems

Officials claim that tougher immigration policies under the Trump administration have created problems for plans by the Pentagon to reboot a program enabling thousands of immigrants with critical African or Asian language or medical skills to join the US military and gain citizenship. The ten-year-old program has been suspended since 2016 because of concerns that …

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Call to Fix Immigration System from Massachusetts Business Leaders

A new coalition of business leaders in Massachusetts is calling for foreign-born workers and entrepreneurs, including those who help power the booming technology and science sectors in the state to have better legal protections, with the formation of the Massachusetts Business Coalition on Immigration, announced on Monday. Among the local business organizations and companies joining …

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New Immigration Court Supervisor for Houston

There will be some relief for the backlogged immigration courts of Houston in October when a new supervisor arrives in the form of Atlanta’s John R Doolittle II. He will take the post of Houston Immigration Court’s new assistant chief immigration judge. Last week, Doolittle was sworn in with 45 other new immigration judges in …

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California Sanctuary Law Receives a Setback

One of the centerpiece laws for the state of California’s attempts to protect undocumented immigrants received a setback last week, which could boost the strict immigration enforcement efforts. On Thursday (27 September, 2018), a Superior Court judge in Orange County ruled in favor of the city, one of 121 charter cities in the state, which has …

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