Category: Politics

Immigration changes necessary for pandemic

In a recent survey, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) estimated that 30% of physicians and 17% of registered nurses in the United States were born outside of the country. immigration-mainAbout 23% of home health providers and nursing…
US Citizenship and Immigration Services staff face furlough

We are still waiting to hear if there will be a temporary non-immigrant worker visa ban for certain US visa categories. The current coronavirus COVID-19 situation may be used as an excuse for what in reality, if it happens, will…
Immigrants actually help Americans get better jobs, study finds

President Trump signed an executive order in April that temporarily halted immigration amid the coronavirus pandemic. The president indicated that this move was to ensure that unemployed Americans would “be first in line” for jobs as they become available. His…
Trump Policies Delay Citizenship For Immigrants Before Election

Naturalization ceremonies and interviews have stopped due to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office closures and administration policies. At least tens of thousands of immigrants have been prevented from becoming American citizens. Given that solutions to the problem are…
The Sinister Logic of Trump’s Immigration Freeze

More than a decade before he became Franklin D. Roosevelt’s running mate, the Texas Democrat John Nance Garner tried to convince the biggest immigrant hater in Congress that his state desperately needed Mexican labor. “I do not mean to say…
Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced what he described as a “temporary suspension of immigration into the United States” on Tuesday. But the executive order would bar only those seeking permanent residency, not temporary workers. Trump said he would…
Trump’s surprise immigration ban expected to include major exemption

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would soon suspend immigration into the U.S. surprised his own officials and likely overstated the extent of the still-developing executive order. Already, much of the immigration flow into the country has been paused during…
12 Changes To The US Immigration System During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington (CNN)-As the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has made sweeping changes to the country’s immigration apparatus, altering daily operations and disrupting the lives of thousands. In a little over a week, there have been…