New Deportation Rule Begins on 1 October

On Monday (1 October, 2018), the U.S. will begin implementing a new rule to allow the commencement of deportation proceedings for legal immigrants whose right to remain in the country has expired for various reasons, including a change in status, or their US visas being denied, according to officials. But, holders of H-1B US visas …

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The University of Montana to Hear Immigration Expert Speaker

Next week, Missoula’s University of Montana will receive a guest speaker in the form of the US Commission on Immigration Reform’s former executive director. She will talk about the policies related to refugees and immigration reform under the Trump administration. Georgetown University’s Susan Martin, from Washington DC, is set to appear on Tuesday 2 October, …

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Former Business Owner Guilty of Forced Labor of Immigrants

On Wednesday (26 September, 2018), the former owner of the Centerport Thatched Cottage catering hall pled guilty to a federal charge of forced labor. Federal prosecutors claimed that he physically threatened immigrant workers, while also paying them substandard wages. 64-year-old Ralph Colamussi from Huntington appeared in a Central Islip court in front of US District …

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Immigration Center Contract Ended by Arizona City

A small city in the Arizona region has decided to end its part in an unconventional contract that gave US Immigration and Customs Enforcement the legal right to operate a family detention center in the state of Texas. The city of Eloy was already contracted with the agency, as well as CoreCivic, a private detention …

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Honduras President Criticizes U.S. Aid Cuts

On Monday (September 24, 2018), the President of Honduras said that cuts in the amount of aid the US gives to Central America are likely to impair attempts to stem illegal immigration. President Juan Orlando Hernandez told an interviewer he regretted that the Trump administration had scaled back previous US commitments to increase the amount …

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New Hampshire Police Sued over Immigration Policy

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday (September 25), against a city in New Hampshire. It was for the alleged detention of a Jordanian immigrant for immigration violations after he had assisted authorities to catch a suspect in a different case. The ACLU filed the lawsuit in Concord, saying that …

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Number of Undocumented Immigrants in US under Dispute

The number of undocumented immigrants residing in the US could be twice that of the accepted estimates, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale University researchers, released on Friday (September 21, 2018). The number of undocumented immigrants in the US is estimated as being anywhere from 11 to 12 …

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Green Cards to Be Limited for Immigrants on Benefits

On Saturday, the Trump administration announced its intention to make it harder for immigrants to remain in the U.S. if they use public benefits, such as Medicaid, public housing, or food aid. The Department of Homeland Security’s proposed regulation would extend the ability of immigration officers to deny legal permanent residency or U.S. visas to …

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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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