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Dramatic Reduction in Indian H-1B US Visa Filing

There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of H-1B US visa applications filed by IT companies in India. Many foreign nationals are also increasingly reluctant to start working for companies in the US, due to the tough anti-immigration stance taken by the Trump administration, according to a leading Silicon Valley newspaper. The editorial …

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Immigration Attorney Faces Asylum Fraud Charges

The police have charged a New York-based immigration attorney with asylum fraud, after the alleged submission of fraudulent forms for over 180 of her clients. Geoffrey S Berman, the Southern District of New York’s US Attorney, says that 42-year-old Andreea Dumitru has been charged with making fraudulent statements. District Court Judge, Lewis A Kaplan, has …

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Census Citizenship Question Results in Legal Action

Civil rights advocates and states are preparing to unleash several legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the next US Census, calling the move a threat to civil rights and designed to penalize immigrants. The move came from the Commerce Department late on Monday, in response to a Justice …

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Unauthorized Immigrant Students to Get Financial Aid in NJ

On Monday, the New Jersey Senate approved a bill to expand the eligibility criteria for financial aid for college students who are also undocumented immigrants. The new bill, S-699, would enable a greater number of in-state college students to apply to receive financial aid, such as tuition aid grants, benefiting students who exited New Jersey …

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Immigration Enforcement Operation Arrests 16 in Southwest Michigan

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested 16 people, in an operation that lasted four days. The 16 individuals were arrested for violating federal immigration law, a news release states. Nine of the 16 had criminal convictions. The sweep saw the arrest of 14 men and two women, according to authorities. All but one …

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