From Reuters MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – In early June, asylum seeker Jose Munoz decided it was time to flee for his life – by getting deported from a Texas immigration detention center where coronavirus was sweeping through the population and going home to El Salvador. As the number of COVID-19 cases rose in the Houston […]

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From Forbes Donald Trump’s June 22, 2020, presidential proclamation appeared aimed at preventing the entry of foreign workers. However, the proclamation had another, equally important target – spouses and children. Why would Trump and his team try to prevent the entry of spouses and children in a proclamation whose stated purpose was to “protect unemployed Americans”? The […]

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Aishwarya Kumar for National Geographic It was week five of the quarantine, the week President Trump tweeted plans to temporarily halt immigration to the United States. I am a legal immigrant from India living in Hartford, Connecticut. What did the tweet mean for me and the millions of legal immigrants currently living in the country? […]

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From USA Today When Eduardo Reyes-Trujillo arrived in Michigan in 2018 to work at a greenhouse about 30 minutes south of Detroit, he hoped to earn enough money to help some of his poor family members back in Mexico. The migrant worker had come to the United States legally to work at Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton through […]

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From Forbes Zoom has kept the world connected during Covid-19. More than 200 million people gather daily on the video communication platform, helping schools, churches and businesses of all types stay productive despite social distancing constraints. The startup has proved invaluable, yet the launch almost did not happen. Founder and CEO Eric Yuan developed the idea for […]

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From The Hill President Trump is expected to refile paperwork this week to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers protections for thousands of young immigrants, according to multiple people familiar with the planning. Trump was initially expected to move to once again rescind the Obama-era program last week, but it was pushed back, according […]

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From ABC News International students studying in the United States on an F-1 or M-1 student visa won’t be able to continue their studies in the fall if their school only offers online classes, according to an announcement from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The ruling comes as schools across the country attempt to navigate […]

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As the coronavirus prevents people from going back to work and paying their rent, evictions have begun, often targeting vulnerable people such as unauthorized immigrants.

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From The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that oversees legal immigration, is sending furlough notices to about 69% of its staff and preparing to suspend services in August because Congress and the Trump administration can’t agree on terms of a $1.2 billion infusion. Lawmakers have been in talks with the […]

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From The Atlantic On June 22, President Donald Trump extended a near-total ban that he had first announced in April on entry into the United States by immigrants seeking “green cards” for permanent residency. This policy is the most sweeping ban on immigration in American history. Even during earlier crises, such as the Great Depression, […]

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From the Texas Tribune President Donald Trump’s transfer last year of $2.5 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction was an illegal overreach of executive authority, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled Friday. The 2-1 ruling was a setback to the president’s increasing reliance […]

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Opinion by Luis Carrasco for the Houston Chronicle The newcomers were in the general population for only two days before they were transferred. One had a high fever and all four had been coughing. The guards said nothing as they moved them out, but the detainees’ dry hack told Danilo de León more than he […]

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From the Wall Street Journal A federal judge on Friday ordered the release of children held with their parents in U.S. immigration centers and denounced the Trump administration’s prolonged detention of families during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee’s order applies to children held for more than 20 days at three family detention […]

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The 7-2 ruling allows people to be deported without judicial review of their cases.

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From Quartz The suspension of various work-related US visas by president Donald Trump this week includes a provision to specifically bar people coming to the US to become au pairs. The J-visa program has historically provided cheap live-in childcare to families who can house and feed a young foreigner, while spending about $1,500 a month […]

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From The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board President Trump’s economic agenda has always been marked by a contradiction. He wants America to be the world’s high-tech business hub, but then he closes off the human talent essential to stay globally competitive. That’s the import of his order Monday restricting legal work visas across the economy. […]

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From Fox News President Trump on Tuesday toured new construction of the wall at the southern border in Arizona, marking more than 200 miles of wall built — as he seeks to show that he has delivered on what became a central and controversial 2016 election promise. “So my administration has done more than any […]

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Opinion by Sophie Alcorn for TechCrunch As a second-generation immigration attorney, I’ve spent three decades helping people navigate the U.S. immigration system. At my Silicon Valley firm, we support tech entrepreneurs and business owners seeking business-nurturing opportunities that only the U.S. can offer. My clients are innovators with big American dreams, founding companies that will […]

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From The Hill President Trump is focusing this week on highlighting efforts to restrict immigration into the U.S., seeking to reenergize his base of supporters and deliver on campaign promises as he lags in the polls behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The administration on Monday detailed new limits on work visas, and Trump […]

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From the Houston Chronicle Every day before his afternoon infirmary appointment at a Houston immigrant dentention center, Juan Carlos Hernández anticipated that his blood glucose test was going to be more than twice as high as medically safe. He said he cannot keep his diabetes in check with the food served at the Houston Contract […]

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