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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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 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 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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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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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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Opinion by Stan Marek With the start of hurricane season, a reporter called to ask if we have the labor to rebuild from a major storm. My answer was immediate: No. Not even close. We still haven’t recovered from the last major storm — Harvey — because of a severe labor shortage in construction. Much […]

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The administration proposed a rule this week that would raise the standard of proof for migrants hoping to obtain asylum and is expected to propose additional visa restrictions.

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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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President is expected to take action scaling back employment-based immigration in move aimed at speeding economic recovery after pandemic crisis

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Opinion by Eric Cohen for The Hill The Trump administration’s attempt at dismantling the United States’ legal immigration system leaped forward last month when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) leadership notified its staff that the agency would begin furloughs of employees without a $1.2 billion bailout from Congress. Blaming USCIS’s fiscal situation on COVID-19 […]

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We must support immigrants as they risk their lives to care for our loved ones

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