USCIS Toughens Path to Work Permits for People ‘Paroled’ into U.S.

Mon, Aug 19th 2019 @ 4:13 pm EDT The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new policy guidelines today that toughen the path to work permits for immigrants “paroled” into the United States. Parole is a type of immigration relief available to people outside the U.S. who have been deemed inadmissible or lack … Read moreUSCIS Toughens Path to Work Permits for People ‘Paroled’ into U.S.

Mandatory E-Verify AND Prosecution of Criminal Employers Key to Ending Illegal Immigration

Fri, Aug 16th 2019 @ 1:03 pm EDT  by  Eric Ruark The recent raids against seven chicken plants in Mississippi by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) demonstrate two things. Mandatory E-Verify is long overdue, and the criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens is necessary if illegal immigration is to be prevented. Please … Read moreMandatory E-Verify AND Prosecution of Criminal Employers Key to Ending Illegal Immigration

13 States File Lawsuit Over Trump ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Fri, Aug 16th 2019 @ 11:48 am EDT Thirteen states led by Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson (D) filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule. The states are suing the Department of Homeland Security over the new rule that expands the government’s ability to deny entry or green cards to … Read more13 States File Lawsuit Over Trump ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Trump Admin. Aims To Shift Money To ICE Amid Border Crisis

Thu, Aug 15th 2019 @ 11:17 am EDT House aides and a congressional office claimed this week that the Trump administration is looking to allocate funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ICE from other department accounts. While it remains unclear which departments are expected to have money redirected, this follows a similar … Read moreTrump Admin. Aims To Shift Money To ICE Amid Border Crisis

Americans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raid

Wed, Aug 14th 2019 @ 11:24 am EDT Roughly 150 locals attended an August 12 job fair to apply for jobs at the Koch Foods’ plants in Mississippi. The fair was run after the August 7 removal of 243 alleged illegal migrants in two of the company’s chicken processing plants, according to local authorities. Please … Read moreAmericans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raid

Trump Admin. Boosts Ability to Deny Green Cards to Immigrants Using Welfare Programs

Mon, Aug 12th 2019 @ 11:41 am EDT The Trump Adminis- tration on Monday issued a long-awaited rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid. Officials described the so-called “public charge” rule as a way to ensure those granted permanent residency are self-sufficient … Read moreTrump Admin. Boosts Ability to Deny Green Cards to Immigrants Using Welfare Programs

Trump Admin. Updates ‘Public Charge’ Rule to Better Protect U.S. Taxpayers

Mon, Aug 12th 2019 @ 11:41 am EDT The Trump Adminis- tration on Monday issued a long-awaited rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid. Officials described the so-called “public charge” rule as a way to ensure those granted permanent residency are self-sufficient … Read moreTrump Admin. Updates ‘Public Charge’ Rule to Better Protect U.S. Taxpayers

Border Arrests Continue to Drop in July

Fri, Aug 9th 2019 @ 9:12 am EDT The number of illegal immigrants arrested by Border Patrol at the United States-Mexico border fell 24 percent compared with June of this year, signaling that a migrant surge that’s burdened federal resources and ignited partisan battles on Capitol Hill may continue to recede during the summer months. … Read moreBorder Arrests Continue to Drop in July

Opportunity Cost: Pricing Americans Out of the Market for Educational Opportunity

Thu, Aug 8th 2019 @ 3:34 pm EDT  by  Christy Shaw It is in America’s best interest to share its impressive education system with international students, but not at the expense of our own citizens. There is something seriously wrong with our immigration policies when we have created a higher education framework where so many … Read moreOpportunity Cost: Pricing Americans Out of the Market for Educational Opportunity

ACLU Sues Over Trump Expansion of Fast-Track Deportation Process

Thu, Aug 8th 2019 @ 11:57 am EDT The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday over the Trump administration’s expansion of a fast-track deportation process. The legal challenge comes after the Department of Homeland Security finalized a plan last month to bypass immigration courts and deport Illegal aliens who cannot prove they’ve … Read moreACLU Sues Over Trump Expansion of Fast-Track Deportation Process

Largest US Immigration Operation in a Decade Nets 680 Arrests

Thu, Aug 8th 2019 @ 9:20 am EDT United States immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. As reported by USA Today, the raids were planned months ago, and the largest took place at a Koch Foods Inc. … Read moreLargest US Immigration Operation in a Decade Nets 680 Arrests

Poll: Swing Voters Hugely Oppose 2020 Democrats Promising More Immigration

Tue, Aug 6th 2019 @ 10:50 am EDT Swing voters — by a large majority — say they are unlikely to support 2020 presidential candidates who support more illegal and legal immigration to the United States, a new poll finds. As reported by Breitbart News, the latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that about 69 percent of … Read morePoll: Swing Voters Hugely Oppose 2020 Democrats Promising More Immigration

Second Night of Round Two Dem 2020 Debates: Immigration Summary

Thu, Aug 1st 2019 @ 12:48 pm EDT Wednesday night marked the closing of the second round of Democratic 2020 Presidential debates, the final of two debates this week in Detroit. Throughout the night many issues were covered, from healthcare to climate change, but none was more shocking than the candidates’ responses to immigration questions … Read moreSecond Night of Round Two Dem 2020 Debates: Immigration Summary

Democratic voters say make all businesses use E-Verify

Wed, Jul 31st 2019 @ 9:09 pm EDT  by  Roy Beck Will candidates agree with the Party’s voters that immigration laws should favor recruiting — and pay raises for — American workers? You wouldn’t sense it from the candidates in the Democratic debates thus far, but most Democratic voters want the government to stop illegal … Read moreDemocratic voters say make all businesses use E-Verify

First Night of Round Two Dem 2020 Debates: Immigration Summary

Wed, Jul 31st 2019 @ 10:51 am EDT Last night marked the opening of the second round of Democratic 2020 Presidential debates, the first of two this week in Detroit. Throughout the night many issues were covered, from healthcare to race relations, but none was more shocking than the candidates’ responses to immigration questions posed … Read moreFirst Night of Round Two Dem 2020 Debates: Immigration Summary

A Reflection on Earth Overshoot Day: Helping #MoveTheDate for America and the Planet

Wed, Jul 31st 2019 @ 9:27 am EDT  by  Rob Harding The United States is in overshoot and will never get out without reducing immigration. The United Nation’s latest projections suggest that “the United States is estimated to grow from 329 million people in 2019 to 434 million people by the end of the century, … Read moreA Reflection on Earth Overshoot Day: Helping #MoveTheDate for America and the Planet

Sen. Lee Blocks Senate Vote on Protected Status for Venezuelan

Tue, Jul 30th 2019 @ 1:32 pm EDT Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) today blocked a vote to provide Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans living in the United States. The measure, S. 636, backed by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), would allow Venezuelans in the U.S. to remain and work legally for … Read moreSen. Lee Blocks Senate Vote on Protected Status for Venezuelan

SCOTUS Sides with Trump in Border Wall Funding Dispute

Mon, Jul 29th 2019 @ 12:17 pm EDT The Supreme Court ruled Friday that President Trump acted within his authority when he unilaterally appropriated $2.5 billion in military funds to build 100 miles of his long-promised border wall. In a 5-4 decision, the justices reversed a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that … Read moreSCOTUS Sides with Trump in Border Wall Funding Dispute

President Trump Announces ‘Safe Third Country’ Deal with Guatemala

Fri, Jul 26th 2019 @ 6:20 pm EDT President Donald Trump said today that the United States had struck an asylum agreement with Guatemala. Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump told reporters he had reached a “safe third country” deal with the Central American nation, but the Guatemalan government did not use that term, it … Read morePresident Trump Announces ‘Safe Third Country’ Deal with Guatemala

Trump’s Third-Country Asylum Ban Halted By California District Judge

Thu, Jul 25th 2019 @ 10:30 am EDT A San Francisco-based federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a Trump administration ban on asylum seekers who pass through another country en route to the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar issued a preliminary injunction that will halt the asylum ban nationwide. The move came hours … Read moreTrump’s Third-Country Asylum Ban Halted By California District Judge

D.C. Based Federal Judge Allows Trump’s Third-Country Asylum Ban

Wed, Jul 24th 2019 @ 2:07 pm EDT A D.C.-based federal judge today ruled that a Trump administration ban on asylum seekers who pass through another country en route to the southwest border can go forward on a temporary basis, as reported bt Politico. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly denied a motion filed by immigrant … Read moreD.C. Based Federal Judge Allows Trump’s Third-Country Asylum Ban

VICTORY! Venezuelan Amnesty Bill Falls Short in House

Wed, Jul 24th 2019 @ 9:29 am EDT The House of Representatives blocked passage of H.R. 549 — a bill to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to illegal aliens from Venezuela — on Tuesday. House Leadership attempted to pass the bill under suspension of the rules, meaning it would bypass regular House order. But to … Read moreVICTORY! Venezuelan Amnesty Bill Falls Short in House

DHS Rule Raises Investment Requirements for EB-5 Visa Program

Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 @ 12:19 pm EDT The Department of Homeland Security will finalize a regulation that raises minimum investment amounts in the EB-5 visa program. The program currently allows foreigners who invest $1 million in a U.S. commercial project that will create or preserve at least 10 jobs to apply for a green … Read moreDHS Rule Raises Investment Requirements for EB-5 Visa Program

Trump Administration Expands Scope of Removals

Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 @ 12:03 pm EDT The Trump Adminis-tration has finalized a plan to bypass immigration courts and remove illegal aliens who are unable to prove they’ve been present continuously in the U.S. for two years or more, according to an announcement Monday, as reported by Politico. The Department of Homeland Security will … Read moreTrump Administration Expands Scope of Removals

Plenty of Evidence Reveals There Are Benefits AND Costs to Immigration

Fri, Jul 19th 2019 @ 5:38 pm EDT  by  Eric Ruark Just about everything the American people are told by the corporate media promotes the idea that there is only an upside to mass immigration. A review of the academic literature reveals a large body of work detailing the benefits and costs of immigration. For … Read morePlenty of Evidence Reveals There Are Benefits AND Costs to Immigration

We regard all U.S. citizens — foreign-born & natives — the same. THIS is home.

Thu, Jul 18th 2019 @ 6:55 pm EDT  by  Roy Beck Shouts such as “concentration camps” and “holocaust” from one side and “send her back” on another side make it impossible to have the civil conversation that a public policy like immigration must have if practical and just solutions are to be adopted. I urge … Read moreWe regard all U.S. citizens — foreign-born & natives — the same. THIS is home.

Breaking: ACLU Sues to Block New DOJ/DHS Asylum Rule

Tue, Jul 16th 2019 @ 6:49 pm EDT Today, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit to halt the new regulation put forth by DOJ and DHS. The ACLU, representing four pro-immigration advocacy organizations, argued that President Trump’s proposed rule violates federal immigration and regulatory laws. The lawsuit was filed in the Northern … Read moreBreaking: ACLU Sues to Block New DOJ/DHS Asylum Rule

9th Circuit Rules in Favor of Trump Admin. in ‘Sanctuary City’ Case

Tue, Jul 16th 2019 @ 12:17 pm EDT In a surprising turn of events, a 2-1 opinion issued over the weekend from a panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a nationwide injunction issued by a federal judge, who sided with the city of Los Angeles in its lawsuit over Community Oriented Policing … Read more9th Circuit Rules in Favor of Trump Admin. in ‘Sanctuary City’ Case

CIS Study: Immigration has Added 43 Million to U.S. Since 1990

Tue, Jul 16th 2019 @ 11:37 am EDT According to a new analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies, immigration between 1990 and 2017 added approximately 43 million people to the population of the United States – including both immigrants and their progeny. However, the study finds that this increase in the … Read moreCIS Study: Immigration has Added 43 Million to U.S. Since 1990

Focus Group: Pres. Trump’s Immigration Edge

Mon, Jul 15th 2019 @ 3:36 pm EDT In the city of Warren Mich., a known swing state in the 2020 presidential election, President Trump’s stances on immigration edged out his opponents calls for open borders. As reported by Axios, the majority of a group of 12 swing voters said that they think President Trump … Read moreFocus Group: Pres. Trump’s Immigration Edge

Updated: Trump Admin. Unveils New Asylum Restrictions to Stem Border Crisis

Mon, Jul 15th 2019 @ 1:49 pm EDT The Trump Administration is moving forward with a plan to make it more difficult for Central American migrants to take advantage of the present loopholes in the United States immigration system after illegally crossing the southern border. The Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Department … Read moreUpdated: Trump Admin. Unveils New Asylum Restrictions to Stem Border Crisis

Trump Admin. Unveils New Asylum Restrictions to Stem Border Crisis

Mon, Jul 15th 2019 @ 1:49 pm EDT The Trump Administration is moving forward with a plan to make it more difficult for Central American migrants to take advantage of the present loopholes in the United States immigration system after illegally crossing the southern border. The Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Department … Read moreTrump Admin. Unveils New Asylum Restrictions to Stem Border Crisis

Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act Only ‘Fair’ for a Handful of Countries

Sat, Jul 13th 2019 @ 4:05 pm EDT  by  Chris Chmielenski The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, 365-to-65. While the bill’s title includes the word “fair”, the bill, should it become law, would all but eliminate employment-based green cards for nationals from all but a handful of … Read moreFairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act Only ‘Fair’ for a Handful of Countries

House Passes H.R. 1044, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

Fri, Jul 12th 2019 @ 11:22 am EDT On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1044, the Fairness For High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019. The bill would eliminate per-country caps on employment-based green cards, which have resulted in hundreds of thousands of immigrants—mostly from India and China—facing a decadeslong wait time to become lawful … Read moreHouse Passes H.R. 1044, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

What to Make of the Dropping Border Arrests in June

Thu, Jul 11th 2019 @ 12:29 pm EDT The number of illegal immigrants arrested by Border Patrol at the United States-Mexico border fell 29 percent in June of this year, signaling that a migrant surge that’s burdened federal resources and ignited partisan battles on Capitol Hill may recede during the summer. Border Patrol arrested roughly … Read moreWhat to Make of the Dropping Border Arrests in June

U.S. Begins Returning Asylum Seekers, Expanding Remain in Mexico

Wed, Jul 10th 2019 @ 12:36 pm EDT The Federal Government has started returning non-Mexican migrants who claim asylum, after illegally entering the United States at the Texas border city of Loredo, back to Mexico. This marks the first expansion of the “Remain in Mexico” policy since the U.S. and Mexico brokered a deal to … Read moreU.S. Begins Returning Asylum Seekers, Expanding Remain in Mexico

Democratic Congresswoman Secretly Sends Staff to Mexico to Coach Asylum-Seekers

Tue, Jul 9th 2019 @ 3:24 pm EDT The National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and several Customs and Border Protection personnel told the Washington Examiner, Rep. Veronica Escobar has been sending her aids to interview and coach migrants who, according to them may have been wrongly returned to Mexico. Please follow and like … Read moreDemocratic Congresswoman Secretly Sends Staff to Mexico to Coach Asylum-Seekers