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D-day Approaches for Special Immigrant US Visa

The EB-5 immigrant US visa has helped to rebuild the skylines of Miami and Manhattan, but the program is set to expire today. Michael Halloran, CEO of the Washington-based EB-5 services firm, NES Financial, says that he is confident President Donald Trump has no intention of killing this law. The firm helps regional centers housing …

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Trump’s Criminal Alien Hotline Trolled

The use of the term ‘criminal alien’ by the US government is intended to describe an immigrant without US citizenship who has been convicted of a criminal offense. But, sarcastic users keen to use the term ‘alien’ with its more extraterrestrial meaning have trolled the new hotline for VOICE, a new office within the Department …

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No Surprise from Immigration Services Director on Remittance Tax

Irwine Clare, the managing director of the New York-based Caribbean Immigration Services, says he is not surprised by the US decision to propose changing legislation to tax remittances that are sent to nations such as Jamaica. The aim of the US government is to use the tax to pay for the wall on the border …

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Trump Slams US Court Immigration Order Ruling

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump went on the warpath against the ruling of a US judge. The ruling blocked Trump’s executive order to deny so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ billions of dollars in federal grants for harboring undocumented immigrants and refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities. Trump slammed the move as ‘ridiculous’. The San Francisco federal court …

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ICE to Open New Office for Immigrant Crime Victims

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opens a new office today, charged with highlighting criminal behavior by undocumented immigrants. VOICE, the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, was one of the main priorities identified by President Donald Trump in his first five days in office. It will track crime trends, and work as a liaison …

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US Undocumented Immigrant Population Stays Flat

The number of undocumented immigrants in the US has remained steady, at around 11 million people, for the eighth consecutive year, in 2016. This is according to a new report, published on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. It suggests that a change in Latin American demographics, changes to border security by the federal government, …

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White House Wants Funding for Border Wall

On Monday, the White House declared it was very confident that there would not be a government shutdown over a funding dispute later this week. This was at the same time as continuing to echo President Donald Trump’s call to include money to construct a wall on the border between the US and Mexico, a …

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Immigration Crackdown Worries US Farmers

The hard line taken by President Donald Trump against undocumented immigrants in the US has worried the country’s agricultural industry. They fear a crackdown that will take away the labor they need to plant, grow, and feed the crops that keep the nation fed. Cattle and dairy farmers, vineyard, and plant nursery owners, as well …

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Erroneous Tax Credits Could Fund Border Wall

On Sunday, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, suggested that a reduction in wrongly-issued tax credits, primarily to Mexicans, could pay for the proposed wall on the border between the US and Mexico. In an interview on the ABC news program, This Week, Sessions said the wall will be funded in one manner or another. He added …

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Cabinet Officials Signal Attitude Change Towards DREAMers

On Sunday, two cabinet members in the Trump administration appeared to back away from one of President Donald Trump’s promises, made during last year’s election campaign. Trump promised that he would end the deferred action program implemented via executive action by his predecessor, Barack Obama, which protects from the threat of deportation undocumented immigrants who …

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The US Most Generous Nation on Immigration, Sessions Says

Attorney General, Jeff Sessions defended his tough immigration position on Wednesday, by pointing out that the US remains the nation with the most generous policies on the issue in the entire world. This is even in spite of its recent attempts to crack down on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump. On Fox News, Sessions …

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