US Immigration

US Citizenship Is given to 50,000 Indians in 2017

More than 50,000 Indian immigrants received US citizenship last year, according to recent Department of Homeland Security data. The number of Indians given naturalization increased by as much as 10% in 2017, making them the second biggest such immigrant group after Mexicans. Although there was a 6% fall during the 2017 fiscal year, around 4,614 …

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US Immigration Fails to Monitor Detention Program Options

The US Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has stopped collecting data on the performance of the program that sees undocumented immigrants released from detention with electronic monitors despite reporting a high level of compliance between 2011 and 2013, according to the Tuesday report from the General Accountability Office (GAO). The Alternatives to Detention Program …

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Bonamici Town Hall Focuses on Immigration

On Saturday (September 15, 2018), immigration was one of the hottest topics at the town hall at Seaside Elementary School, Astoria, hosted by Representative Suzanne Bonamici. The event was staged less than two months before voters in Oregon get to decide on the issue of Measure 105, which would see the state’s sanctuary law repealed. …

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Newark Best City for Immigrant Integration

The best city for the successful integration of immigrants into American life in the US is Newark, New Jersey, according to a new study ranking the 100 biggest cities in the country. In second place was Baltimore, followed by San Diego suburb Chula Vista, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and San Jose. Raleigh, North Carolina, came last. …

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Immigration to Be a Hot Topic at AIA Conference

Immigration continues to be a contentious political issue, but most Americans view immigrants in a favorable light, according to Pew Research Center surveys. The Center’s senior editor, D’Vera Cohn, says that while public opinion about immigrants has become more positive over time, underneath there is growing division depending on political affiliations. The issue will be …

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Working US Visa Holder Spouses Face New Concerns

The Trump administration intends to revoke the authorization to work in the US given to almost 100,000 H-4 US visa holders currently employed in the country. Around 15,000 such applications have been approved since 2010, and a new study says that removing the right to work from H-4 US visa holders will put a considerable …

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The US Will Reconsider Separated Immigrant Families’ Asylum Claims

The Trump administration is to reconsider around 1,000 asylum claims from undocumented immigrant families separated at the border in a deal to end to lawsuits over the now rescinded zero-tolerance policy. Late on Wednesday, court documents revealed that the settlement was seen as a victory for immigrant rights groups who had challenged the controversial policy …

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