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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From the BBC US President Donald Trump has extended a pause on some green cards and suspended visas for other foreign workers until the end of 2020. High-skilled tech workers, non-agricultural seasonal helpers, au pairs and top executives will be affected. The White House said the move will create jobs for Americans hurting economically due […]

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From Roll Call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that adjudicates visas and green cards, told staff the agency is “resuming processing” of all applications for permanent residency from within the country.  CQ Roll Call reported last week that “a general hold” had been put on the adjudication of applications from U.S.-based immigrants hoping to obtain green cards. According to internal guidance and emails, the […]

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From CNN Emmanuel Diaz was shocked when he saw the news flash onto his cell phone screen. A text from a friend told him the Supreme Court decision he’d been waiting to hear for months had finally come in. Justices had blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the program that protects him and hundreds […]

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The president has sought to curb both legal and illegal immigration, a central theme of his administration

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From The Hill An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that immigrants, particularly undocumented ones, take jobs that are unappealing to U.S. citizens, according to nationwide poll released Wednesday. The Pew Research Center found that 77 percent of respondents said undocumented immigrants take work that Americans don’t want, while 64 percent said the same thing of legal immigrants. The belief […]

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Black recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protection wait for the Supreme Court to decide their fate amid protests against racism.

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By Marcelo Suárez-Orozco for the Rational Middle Every day, we see news stories about COVID -19 wreaking terrible loss of life, untold suffering and economic mayhem, but there is another, less noticed casualty of this pandemic: rationality about immigration. As much as the response to the virus, immigration will be a defining issue of our times. Last […]

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From Newsweek Many Americans don’t give President Donald Trump rave reviews for his response to the coronavirus outbreak, but a majority agree with his decision to suspend immigration, a new poll shows. The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll found that 65 percent of people surveyed support temporarily blocking nearly all immigration into the United States […]

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From The Hill A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday rejected a request to suspend immigration court proceedings amid the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, said steps have been taken to mitigate public health concerns around continued immigration hearings, and that the federal judiciary was “not well positioned to […]

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Opinion from the New York Daily News Every night at 7 p.m. in New York City, we clap and make noise for essential and frontline workers. In 2017, more than 15% of the health-care labor force were immigrants, and a larger percentage are home health aides, cleaning and support staff, yet immigrant communities continue to […]

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From Fox News The Trump administration is eyeing “additional steps” to restrict immigration visas within the next month, just days after President Trump signed an executive order limiting immigration into the country. “This is a first step… I think you’ll see additional steps,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Thursday on “Fox News @ […]

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From The Hill Activists and immigrant advocates are sounding the alarm that tens of millions of immigrants are at risk of being left out of COVID-19 testing and treatment in the government’s response to the health crisis. The trillions in stimulus passed by Congress so far in response to the coronavirus crisis provide testing and […]

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From Forbes When Congress passed the CARES Act to provided relief from the coronavirus impact, it sent about $14 billion to institutions of higher education to address the unique impact the virus has had on college campuses. Half of the money sent to institutions must be in the form of emergency grant aid directly to […]

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Trump promised that information from DACA applications would not be sent to deportation agents. But internal emails show that ICE can access databases where that information is kept — and DHS decided not to tell Congress.

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From Texas Monthly In the weeks before coronavirus concerns were sweeping the state, the Trump administration was rolling out a pilot program in Houston that would use video hearings to speed up proceedings for immigrant children and help reduce a record backlog of more than 1.1 million cases nationwide. In early March, when the program […]

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