Category: Congress & Federal Laws

The US’s Immigration Crackdown Began Decades Ago Under Clinton

The scenes at the southern border — of terrified families and isolated children huddled in dreary makeshift jails — suggest that the federal immigration regime is reaching an unprecedented level of cruelty under Trump. But the border crackdown that is…
Guatemala Immigration Pact Set to Spur Single Migrants to U.S. Border

MEXICO CITY—The immigration pact signed last week between the U.S. and Guatemala would likely change migration dynamics in the region, lessening the flow of asylum-seeking families but raising the number of single migrants who try to enter the U.S. undetected.…
Teachers Being Displaced by Backwards Immigration Law

The H-1B visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations typically is associated with tech industry use. But the visa can have more far-reaching applications, as recent Capitol Hill actions showed. With the H-1B visas…
RI, Mass. Dems Divided Over Decriminalizing Undocumented Immigration

ROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III is the only local House Democrat who supports decriminalizing illegal immigration, as Rhode Island’s entire congressional delegation opposes the idea, according to a WPRI 12 survey of their offices. Amid the…
At Town Hall, Perry Jousts Over Trump, Immigration and Guns

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania cast himself as a policy-first worker in Congress in his first town hall meeting this session as he downplayed concerns about Russian meddling in elections and turned away suggestions…
Trump Administration Further Tightens Asylum Eligibility Requirements

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has tightened the eligibly requirements for seeking asylum in the United States, making it more difficult for those persecuted because of family ties to be granted protection. U.S. Attorney General William Barr ruled…
An Immigrant Was Recruited by The Army But Now He Fears Deportation

Thendral Amudhu Chinnannan is in limbo. The U.S. Army wants him, but he’s not sure the country does. The Hicksville immigrant’s native language Tamil was considered so useful by the Army intelligence units, they recruited him under a special program…