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Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 60,000 Haitians

The Trump administration has given nearly 60,000 Haitians with provisional legal residency in this country 18 months to leave, announcing Monday that it will not renew the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed them to remain here for more than seven years.<p>The decision came after the …

Immigration

Trump Administration Tightens Scrutiny of Skilled Worker Visa Applicants

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is adding hurdles and increasing scrutiny in the employment-visa application process, making it harder for businesses to hire foreign workers, and companies and immigration attorneys are bracing for more changes soon.<p>President Donald Trump has long campaigned …

Immigration

Turkey launches investigation into U.S. prosecutors over Zarrab case: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into the U.S. prosecutors who brought charges against a Turkish gold trader facing trial in New York, state media said on Saturday, after Ankara said the case was based on fabricated documents.<p>The Istanbul prosecutor's office is …

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Immigrants Anxiously Await Citizenship As Processing Times Nearly Double

A report notes that the backlog of naturalization applications has increased by more than 35 percent.<p>For immigrants, the road to U.S. citizenship has always been a long and difficult one. But things could be getting worse.<p>The average processing time for naturalization applications has almost …

Immigration

While you weren’t looking: 5 things the Trump administration did this week that didn’t involve sex

This week’s news was rocked by a wave of new sexual misconduct allegations, starting with previously accused child molester and Alabama Senate …

Immigration

Oops, We Lost Your DACA Application

Support the news<p>Thousands of Dreamers thought they had met the final deadline to renew their DACA status last month. But some of those applications …

Immigration

Trump’s Homeland Security pick is caught up in a conflict of interest complaint

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, has been guided through her Senate confirmation process by a private consultant who represents companies seeking millions in DHS contracts, an arrangement that creates conflicts of interest, according to a …

News (U.S.)

The story behind this powerful photo of deported military veterans saluting the U.S. flag

The men stood on a concrete island in the middle of Cordova International Bridge, where people leaving the Mexican city of Juarez cross the border to El Paso.<p>It was Memorial Day, when U.S. soldiers honor fallen service members by kneeling in front of a battlefield memorial — a symbolic cross formed …

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Trump’s New Silicon Valley Attack Could Turn a Brain Drain into a Lobotomy

The White House is expected to ax a program allowing tech-worker spouses to hold jobs in the U.S.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> blustered his way into office with promises of a “big, beautiful” wall at the Mexican border, but while that particular project is proving tough to get off the ground, Trump’s …

Immigration

Hundreds of rejected DACA renewal applications may get a second chance

Campaign Action This is a BFD. Hundreds of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications that were rejected by U.S. Citizenship …

Liberal View

Feds Vow to 'Totally Dismantle' MS-13

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan on Thursday touted Operation Raging Bull, an 18-month operation that resulted …

Immigration

To get some immigration-related records, FOIA is the only option

The United States of America is the primary destination for more members of the global migrant population than any other country. Between those in …

Immigration

USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewal Requests Affected by Mail Service Issues

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received reports that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified USPS mail service delays …

Immigration

Feds will process DACA renewals that missed deadline because of slow mail

PHOENIX — The federal government will review thousands of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal applications that were delayed by slow mail service, causing them to miss a key deadline.<p>In a memo published Wednesday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acknowledged that U.S. Postal …

Immigration

Senators urge DHS to reconsider DACA applications that were delayed in the mail

The lawmakers said that they were "troubled" by reports that some DACA recipients had had their applications rejected.

Bill de Blasio

City College student denied DACA

A 20-year-old Latinx student from San Diego City College was denied the Deferral Act of Childhood Arrivals permit (DACA) two weeks ago and now fears …

Immigration

Trump Administration Detaining DACA Recipient With Disability

The 20-year-old alleges that a guard in ICE detention mocked his prosthetic leg.<p>A 20-year-old undocumented immigrant who held Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status has been in ICE detention for a month, despite President Donald Trump’s promises not to go after young people with DACA …

Immigration

DACA applications rejected after arriving past deadline due to mail delays

The applications to renew the status of dozens of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients were denied after they arrived after the …

Immigration

Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected

The paperwork was mailed from New York in plenty of time. On Sept. 14, Allison Baker, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society, sent a client’s application to renew a permit that would let him stay and work in the United States legally as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — long …

Immigration

Immigrants waiting longer for US citizenship as backlog builds

<i>FILE: Immigrants pose with U.S citizenship certificates in front of a large U.S. flag after a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention</i> …

Immigration

Most Americans oppose visa lottery but favour other openings for immigrants - Reuters poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans oppose the use of a lottery system for giving immigrants permanent U.S. residence, but a majority support allowing immigrants to obtain green cards through sponsorship by U.S. employers, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.<p>A girl holds a U.S. flag next to …

Immigration

Donald Trump’s Biggest Lies Since the 2016 Election

The Trump administration’s three most misinformed policies.<p>One year since the election, here are the administration's most common lies.<p>This week marks the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election in the United States, which Donald Trump won over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. According to …

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Full, partial fee waivers available for naturalization applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offers a full fee waiver and a partial fee waiver. Or you can pay by credit.

Immigration

Data Show More Than 12,000 Immigrants In Mass. Have Temporary Status

Support the news<p>In Massachusetts, there are thousands more recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a temporary immigration status currently …

Immigration

Supporters to rally across nation for law allowing children of immigrants to stay in U.S.

Rallies and school walkouts are expected Thursday in as many as three dozen locations or more locations in a loosely coordinated effort to urge …

News (U.S.)

A year after Trump’s election, H-1B visa holders’ hope dwindles

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The fears escalated for Harpreet Singh Kohli under the glow of a TV screen last year, when his daughter broke down at the …

Immigration

Immigration leads agenda as U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops turns 100

The nation’s Catholic bishops, holding their annual fall meeting this week in Baltimore, will take up immigration, an issue on which they are in …

Christianity

More than 100,000 Haitian and Central American immigrants face decision on their status in the U.S.

People protest the possibility that the Trump administration may overturn Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in front of the U.S. Citizenship …

Immigration

Trump's H-1B Reform Is to Make Life Hell for Immigrants and Companies

Donald Trump came into office promising a restrictive new approach to immigration and there has been little question about his intention to follow …

Immigration

Homeland insecurities: Lost guns, backlogged asylum-seekers among DHS vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security has key vulnerabilities in administration and oversight that could leave the agency open to fraud and pose threats to national security and public safety, according to a series of reports issued in recent weeks by the department’s inspector …

Immigration