By Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute President Trump recently released another plan to reform the immigration system. The latest plan was drafted with the help of his son-in-law and presidential adviser Jared Kushner. Overall, this last plan is the best of those proposed so far as it reduces legal immigration the least. Kushner’s impact on President Trump’s […]

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By Adriana Gomez Licon, The Associated Press A surge of asylum-seeking families has been straining cities along the southern U.S. border for months, but now the issue is flowing into cities far from Mexico, where immigrants are being housed in an airplane hangar and rodeo fairgrounds and local authorities are struggling to keep up with […]

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By Adam Minter, Bloomberg Opinion In 2018, American women gave birth to the fewest number of children since 1986, according to U.S. government data released last week. The decline since 2007, when a record 4.2 million children were born, has been precipitous. Births have declined every year since then but one, falling to 3.8 million. […]

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By Jens Manuel Krogstad and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Pew Research Center Roughly 34 million lawful immigrants live in the United States. Many live and work in the country after receiving lawful permanent residence (also known as a green card), while others receive temporary visas available to students and workers. In addition, roughly 1 million unauthorized immigrants have temporary permission to […]

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By Julia Gelatt, Migration Policy Institute Legal immigration to the United States occurs through an alphabet soup of visa categories, but a small number of pathways. Family relationships, ties to employers, or the need for humanitarian protection are the top channels for immigrants seeking temporary or permanent U.S. residence. And to a lesser extent, people can come […]

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By Jim Baron, for The Dallas Morning-News Since 1988, my wife and I have operated more than 20 different restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Recently, we built a new restaurant and event center in Fort Worth. Whether it was the people who laid the brick, cleaned the site, painted the exterior, or did the […]

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By Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post Spanish friars brought the faith to San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in Mexico’s central highlands. The silver barons of the 18th century built its mansions. Now comes the pickleball invasion. It started with just a few American retirees. These days, two dozen players fill the courts at […]

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By Miriam Jordan, The New York Times The Trump administration is notifying tens of thousands of employers that the names of some of their employees do not match their Social Security numbers, a move that is forcing businesses across the country to brace for the loss of thousands of workers who lack legal status. The […]

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By Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post The barrier that President Trump wants to build along the Mexico border will be a steel bollard fence, not a concrete wall as he long promised, and the president is fine with that. He has a few other things he would like to change, though. The […]

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The Associated Press Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Thursday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American jobs. Trump’s sweeping immigration […]

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By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive Amid a perpetually tight labor market, waste and recycling service providers are trying to get more creative in their efforts to recruit and retain frontline employees — especially drivers. The current state of political uncertainty over U.S. immigration policy has now become enough of a factor that more of the […]

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By Becky Little, for History The busiest day at Ellis Island was April 17, 1907, when 11,747 immigrants passed through the processing center to enter the United States. Nearly 1.3 million immigrants came to the U.S. that year — a record for highest volume of immigrants that held until 1990. Like immigrants today, these people came in search of a […]

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By Stuart Anderson, for Forbes Immigrant founders of recent billion-dollar companies immigrated to the United States from 25 different countries. Their stories tell us it is still possible to achieve success in America even if you don’t start out with money or connections. Despite the lack of a startup visa and other obstacles, such as […]

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By Salvador Rizzo, The Washington Post When we see politicians or government officials writing fact checks of their own, we break out our magnifying glass. Today, we’re inspecting a new “myths vs. facts” document from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the arm of the Justice Department that runs the U.S. immigration court system. […]

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By Evan Horowitz, for NBC News Think The U.S. population isn’t growing as fast as it used to, and that’s a serious problem for economic growth, social stability and political sanity. Too bad the Trump administration won’t embrace the easy answer: more immigrants. The latest plan from the administration, which the White House shared with several […]

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By Hugo Ortega I was born in Mexico City. At the age of nine, I went to live with my grandmother, at the border of Oaxaca and Puebla in the mountains, a town called Progreso. I can say now, more than 40 years later, that was where I received my culinary education. When I got […]

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By Nick Miroff, The Washington Post The Trump administration has sent new guidelines to asylum officers, directing them to take a more skeptical and confrontational approach during interviews with migrants seeking refuge in the United States. It is the latest measure aimed at tightening the nation’s legal “loopholes” that Homeland Security officials blame for a […]

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By Jill Colvin, The Associated Press Reviving a deeply contentious issue that has stymied both Congress and the administration, the White House launched a new bid Tuesday to overhaul a legal immigration system that President Donald Trump has long railed against. Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the support necessary, Trump hopefully […]

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By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press Growing up, Ben Masters worked on West Texas ranches along the border where he developed a love for the outdoors and wildlife. The experience eventually led him to study wildlife biology and to become a filmmaker. But his interests shifted after the election of President Donald Trump and Trump’s […]

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By Cedar Attanasio and Nomaan Merchant, The Associated Press About 50 asylum seekers stood this week in a circle near a bridge between the United States and Mexico to hear an American attorney explain what would happen to them when they entered U.S. custody. The attorney, Jodi Goodwin, told them they would probably end up […]

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