Record Numbers of Immigrant Families Arrested at U.S. Border

The White House claims that a ‘record-shattering surge’ in immigrant families apprehended at the Southwest border has occurred during the last year, adding that US immigration law loopholes are responsible. Figures released on Wednesday by US Customs and Border Protection show that, in the 2018 fiscal year, which ended in September, over 161,000 immigrant family …

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Controversial Meeting Between Amazon and Immigration Officials

This summer, Amazon met with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to talk about the potential use of ‘Rekognition’, its real-time surveillance facial recognition technology, a report from the Daily Beast and Project on Government Oversight documents have revealed. According to the Daily Beast, there are concerns that ICE could use the technology around sensitive …

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Voters Want Honduran Immigrants Stopped at U.S. Border

Americans agree with the efforts of President Donald Trump to stop the immigrant caravan of Hondurans currently in Mexico from illegally entering the US via the US-Mexico border. According to a new national online and telephone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 51% of likely voters think the government should prevent the caravan from entering the …

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Are Overseas Students Avoiding MBA Programs over Immigration Debate?

Companies in the US are becoming reluctant to hire overseas workers over concerns that the Trump administration may further tighten the US visa system. Graduate Management Admission Council data has shown a fall of as much as 10.5% in the number of international students applying to study in the US compared to 2017, with US …

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ICE Sued by DC Attorney General Over Immigration

On Monday, the office of Karl Racine, the DC Attorney General, filed a suit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), claiming that the agency has improperly responded to requests for information about raids carried out earlier in 2018 in District communities with a predominantly Latino population. Racine says his office wants to know more about …

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Protestors Want Greyhound to Refuse Border Patrol Checks

On Friday, 200,000 signed petitions from the local Greyhound bus driver’s union, the American Civil Liberties Union, and other group representatives were delivered to the headquarters of the Greyhound bus company, in downtown Dallas. They demanded that the company end the practice of allowing agents with Customs and Border Protection onto Greyhound buses to question …

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New Green Card Requirement Helps Legal Immigrants

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated a key requirement for gaining a green card, which will come into effect on 1 November. The policy changes, announced last week, will affect the vaccination and medical exam for immigration purposes, ensuring there are no health issues that would make applicants inadmissible to gain permanent residency …

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Changes to H-1B U.S. Visas Coming in January

The Trump administration intends to revise the definition of specialty occupations and employment under the H-1B US visa scheme by January 2019. The H-1B US visa is a non-immigrant visa enabling US businesses to hire overseas workers in specialty occupations needing technical or theoretical expertise. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that …

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