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Trump is Killing Immigration With a Thousand Cuts

The Trump administration, which has used the arrival of Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border as a catalyst for all manner of stupid and cruel decisions, announced earlier this week that it will close immigration processing offices in more than 20 countries and shift the employees back…
Concerns rise over U.S. plan to close all overseas immigration offices

Immigration advocates and attorneys like Nada Sater are concerned that the Trump administration is “creating a bigger catastrophe” if it follows through with plans to permanently close nearly two dozen U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field offices across the globe.…
Veterans Court may be Collateral Damage in Immigration Fight

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Three decades ago, Lori Ann Bourgeois was guarding fighter jets at an air base. After her discharge, she fell into drug addiction. She wound up living on the streets and was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.…
US visa, immigration offices – open, close

OF late, the US State Department has been publishing the monthly Visa Bulletin in the middle of the month— instead of within the first 10 days of each month—keeping those waiting for their turn to enter the US as legal…
March 2019 Special Immigration Alert

USCIS Will Reinstate Premium Processingfor All H-1B Petitions On March 11, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will open premium processing for all H-1B petitions beginning March 12, 2019. As a result of this announcement, even H-1B petitions…
2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

PHOENIX (AP) — Over 2,200 people exposed to the mumps virus in at least two immigration detention facilities have been quarantined, authorities said Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the 25-day quarantine began March 7 at facilities in Pine…
What Immigration Restrictionists Can’t Foresee

Periodically, a journalist or policy maker informs us that Americans are panicked about immigration, and suggests that the United States should engineer the demographics of its population through immigration policy. Writing in The Atlantic, for example, David Frum argues that the U.S. should…
Republicans will buck Trump on immigration if “they feel the heat,” Schumer says

Washington — If the House of Representatives passes the newly-unveiled “Dream Act” legislation to put millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary protections on a pathway to U.S. citizenship, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he and Senate Democrats would “pressure” moderate…
Senators seek to change immigration law to curb child marriages

Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday to close loopholes in U.S. immigration law that have allowed thousands of minors to be subjected to child marriages. The move follows a report by the Senate Homeland Security Committee that found the federal…