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The Trump administration’s stealth attack on legal immigration

<i>David Bier is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute.</i><p>The Trump administration is quietly throwing up new obstacles for legal immigrants: increasing the load of paperwork for immigration applications by double, triple or more.<p>The new forms have complex and vague questions, which will …

For Houston’s many undocumented immigrants, storm is just the latest challenge

Houston officials described a vast rescue effort and said about 2,000 people had been brought to safety with more still in need of help.<p>Five days after roaring ashore in Texas — leaving behind more than 24 trillion gallons of water, disastrous flooding across Houston and a mounting death toll that …

Extreme Weather

Texas set for protests over SB4 law and Trump threat to Dreamer protection

Immigrant rights groups are planning a march in Austin on 1 September following reports that Trump is set to pull the plug on the Dreamers programme<p>Activists in Texas are preparing to launch protests on two fronts, with a harsh immigration law set to come into effect just as fears grow that Donald …

Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Making New Homes More Expensive

Last year, Jim Brown and other home builders around Atlanta could get a good framing crew at a rate of $3.25 per square foot. This year, the few …

9th Circuit hears fight over interpretation of Trump travel ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck a decidedly skeptical tone toward the administration’s efforts to deny grandparents an exemption from President Donald Trump’s travel-ban executive order.<p>All three judges on a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on the controversial …

A Game of Cat and Mouse With High Stakes: Deportation

There’s a new game afoot.<p>The federal government’s current emphasis on deporting undocumented immigrants — even those facing low-level charges — has, in effect, turned courthouses in New York State into arenas where practitioners of criminal law face off against enforcers of immigration law.<p>In New …

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and …

Trump administration introduces green card hurdle

One attorney said a required in-person interview to receive a green card was a ‘colossal waste of time’ when the feds previously mandated it.<p>Immigration authorities will require an in-person interview for certain applicants for green cards, a change likely to slow the process of obtaining one.<p>The …

Donald Trump is winning on immigration

Donald Trump had been sounding the same populist notes since he first flirted with running for president, all the way back in 1987: The United States …

U.S. to impose visa restrictions on four countries that won’t take deportees

The Trump administration is poised to impose visa restrictions on four Asian and African nations refusing to take back their citizens who've been deported from the United States, officials said Thursday.<p>The officials said Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone would soon be subject to …

A President Trump could deport freely

DONALD TRUMP has telegraphed his intentions, if not always consistently, to radically shift immigration policy and, in so doing, subvert America’s vitality and international standing as a beacon of diversity and tolerance. While he cannot unilaterally undertake every change he proposes, there is …

Immigration

The truth about America's illegal immigrants

<i>Donald Trump has proposed deporting millions of America's illegal immigrants. Is that feasible? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>How many illegal</b> …

How nude photos and bad fact-checking created Melania Trump’s big immigration scandal

Melania’s not-as-sketchy-as-it-sounds immigration history, explained.<p>Donald Trump, Republican nominee for president of the United States, got where he is by bashing immigrants. Melania Trump, potential first lady of the United States, is an immigrant herself.<p>But what kind of immigrant is …

Model management

In a new bombshell exposé from Mother Jones, three former models claim to have worked illegally on tourist visas for Trump's modeling agency. Chris …

New Front Opens In Ongoing Legal Battle Over Obama's Immigration Actions

In a not unexpected move, immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday taking on a federal court ruling that blocked President Obama’s 2014 executive …

Immigration

Today’s immigration debate rooted in ‘Reagan amnesty,’ experts say

WASHINGTON — For more than a decade, lawmakers have been pointing at their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a …

Unscrupulous attorneys prey upon immigrants held in federal detention, advocates say

It was only too easy for legal assistant Hector Alfonso Sanchez to pose as an immigration lawyer and solicit clients locked up in federal detention.<p>Sanchez traveled from his office in San Antonio to detention centers across the country to interview immigrants and accept payment, according to the …

The biggest shock about Trump’s flip-flop: It’s not that he shifted his stance on immigration — but how his followers reacted

We should know by now to expect the unexpected from Donald Trump, but this week's pivot on immigration takes surprising to a new level. And what's …

Immigrants Aren’t Lucky Enough To Get Second Chances

Harsh federal immigration laws force people into a prison-to-deportation pipeline, even after they’ve served their time.<p>Last week, President Obama …

The knotty issue of immigration as revealed in John Lennon’s deportation case

<i>Daniel Kanstroom is a professor of law at Boston College and co-director of the university’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice.</i><p>O f all the associations one might have with the name John Lennon, “ deportable alien ” would not be likely to top many lists. And yet, according to Leon …

No One's Actually Talking About Immigration

After the parties’ national conventions, one theme that shines out of both is the complete incoherence of our “national conversation about immigration.” Because it’s not really a conversation.<p>Both conventions leaned heavily on immigration issues. The Republicans portrayed immigration as a bad …

Immigration

700 Million Worldwide Desire to Migrate Permanently

U.S. tops desired destination countries<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Every day, migrants leave their homelands behind for new lives in other countries. …

No One Knows How Long Legal Immigrants Will Have to Wait

Immigrants are commonly told to “get in line” if they want to stay in the United States. This call is disingenuous for many reasons. Many immigrants …