Category: Congress & Federal Laws

Merit-Based Legal Immigration is Reform We Can All Get Behind

President Trump promised to pursue merit-based immigration reform. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Earlier this month, the State Department finished taking applications for what’s called the “Diversity Visa Lottery” as required by law, a program through which every year 50,000 immigrants…
Aspiring Americans Face Tougher Citizenship Test

WASHINGTON – U.S. legal permanent residents on the path to naturalization will now be required to take a longer and more complex citizenship test. The new civics test is drawn from 128 questions test takers must be prepared to answer…
Judge Orders Government To Fully Reinstate DACA Program

Up to 300,000 additional undocumented immigrants could be allowed to apply for protection from deportation under a new court ruling. President Trump had sought to cancel the program. A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore…
Trump Immigration Loss: Judge Declares H-1B Visa Rules Unlawful

In a significant blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to restrict high-skilled immigration, a federal judge declared the administration violated the law when it published two regulations in October to restrict H-1B visas. The plaintiffs – businesses and universities led…