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How 4 Key Elements Of Immigration Policy Changed In 2017

Shannon Dooling, WBUR, Dec. 27, 2017 - "The issue of immigration continues to grip the country — and capture headlines — in a year when President Trump's campaign promises turned into policy. We followed how four key elements of immigration policy changed, and how those changes directly...

UCLA Scholars Study the President's Intent on Immigrants

Celeste Gómez, Kimberly Cerón, Oscar Gaytán, Julia Isais, John Hernández, Susan Figueroa, Andy Aguiar, Carolina Armenta, Jennifer Bartelheim, Luís Ceja, Janet Chamu, Nicole Contreras, Fernanda Corral, Diana Adame, Ismael De Anda, Jazmín De La Torre, Victor Dealba...

DHS Weighs Major Change to H-1B Visa Program

FRANCO ORDOÑEZ, McClatchy DC, Dec. 30, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security is considering new regulations that would prevent H-1B visa extensions, according to two U.S. sources briefed on the proposal. The measure potentially could stop hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from...

Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts

Justin Elliott, ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2017 - "The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them. That, in turn, could...

Trump Lumps All Immigrants Together at America's Risk

Prof. Stephen H. Legomsky, Jan. 4, 2018 - "As we approach the first anniversary of the Trump presidency, a clear pattern emerges. A Muslim immigrant and her U.S.-born husband kill civilians. Candidate Donald Trump's reaction was to propose a ban on all Muslim immigrants. Some refugees...

Expert: Family-Based Immigration Brings 'Drive and Entrepreneurial Spirit' to U.S.A.

Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, Jan. 4, 2018 - "President Donald Trump is ramping up calls on the U.S. Congress to stop legal immigrants from sponsoring extended family members who want to move to the United States, saying so-called “chain migration” poses a threat to national security. .....

Op-Ed: Changes to Family-Based Immigration Attack Bedrock Values - Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, Jan. 4, 2018 - "At this time of year, those of us with healthy families are comforted by the strength and security we find in their fold. Much of our local, state and federal laws revolve around strengthening and protecting families. Since LBJ signed the modern Immigration...

Revanchist Immigration: The Aftermath of “Buy American, Hire American” - Angelo A. Paparelli

Angelo A. Paparelli, Jan. 4, 2018 - " “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” ~ An unidentified U.S. major, referring to the February 7, 1968 bombing of the South Vietnamese town of Ben Tre that killed hundreds of noncombatants, as recounted by Associated Press reporter...

Supreme Court Speeds Up Travel Ban Review, Pressure Now on CA4

Lyle Denniston, Jan. 8, 2019 - "Moving with unusual speed, the Supreme Court indicated on Monday that it will take its first look just 11 days from now at the Trump Administration’s new appeal seeking to defend the President’s third immigration order. That will no doubt force an earlier...

White House Immigration Meeting: Confusion or Progress?

JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, New York Times, Jan. 9, 2018 - "President Trump on Tuesday appeared open to negotiating a sweeping immigration deal that would eventually grant millions of undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, declaring that he was willing to “take...

Sanctuary Cities: Six Ways the Trump Administration Flouts the Rule of Law - Prof. Kari Hong

Prof. Kari Hong, Jan. 8, 2018 - "As we start a new year, the status of “sanctuary cities” promises to be a continuing flashpoint in the immigration debate. The Trump Administration cites the “rule of law,” and immigrants’ supposed failure to follow it , to justify its...

Tom Gjelten on Truman, LBJ, Trump, Visa Quotas and Family-Based Migration

Tom Gjelten, NPR, Jan. 13, 2018 - "This [quota] system violated the basic principle of American democracy, the principle that values and rewards each man on the basis of his merit as a man," Johnson declared as he signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 in the shadow of the Statue...

Supreme Court to Review Travel Ban 3.0 - Trump v. Hawaii

Amy Howe, Jan. 19, 2017 - "The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the challenge to President Donald Trump’s September 24 order, the latest version of what is often known as his “travel ban,” which limited travel from eight countries: Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North...

Trump Administration's Immigrant-Crime 'VOICE' Hotline Releases Victims' Personal Information

Daniel González, Arizona Republic, Jan. 21, 2018 - "The same week the Trump administration opened a hotline last April to support victims of crimes by immigrants, Elena Maria Lopez called to report a complaint against her ex-husband. At first, Lopez kept getting a busy signal. But finally...

Shifting Gears, Trump Administration Launches High-Profile Worksite Immigration Enforcement Operations - MPI

MPI, Jan. 24, 2018 - "In January 2018, the Trump administration carried out its largest immigration action yet against a U.S. employer, with hundreds of federal immigration agents descending upon 98 stores in the 7-Eleven chain in 17 states and the District of Columbia. The enforcement operation...

Expert: White House Immigration Plan 'Dead on Arrival'

Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg BNA, Jan. 26, 2018 - "The White House’s legislative framework, originally mentioned Jan. 24 and expanded upon Jan. 25, would provide legal status and eventual citizenship to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants. It also would create a $25 billion trust fund for a...

The American Dream is for Everyone

Cyrus D. Mehta and Sophia Genovese, Jan. 29, 2018 - "The Trump Administration has announced an immigration proposal that pits the lives of Dreamers against other immigrant populations. Dreamers are young people who came to the United States prior to the age of 16, and fell out of status of status...

My Great-Grandparents Weren’t ‘Illegal’ When They Came To The U.S. They Would Be Now.

Prof. Kari Hong, Feb. 3, 2018 - "Around 1905, when Norway would have been considered a “shithole,” my great-grandmother sailed to the United States. She was 16 years old, without family and money, and found work as a house cleaner. My great-grandfather was a Norwegian sailor who jumped...

Trump’s Misuse of Barbara Jordan’s Legacy on Immigration - Susan F. Martin

Susan F. Martin, Feb. 5, 2018 - "After years of talking about a broken immigration system, President Trump offered a framework for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the address, the White House issued a statement on January 17 honoring Barbara Jordan, the former...

Expert: The 'Tale of the Tape' on Trump's Immigration Enforcement

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr & Emmie Smith, Feb. 5, 2018 - "Now that President Trump has been in office a year, it's appropriate to assess how much his administration has changed immigration law. Trump's State of the Union address a few days ago also outlines his plans for immigration...

Trump Memo Sets Up 'National Vetting Center'

White House, Feb. 6, 2018 - "Border and immigration security are essential to ensuring the safety, security, and prosperity of the United States. The Federal Government must improve the manner in which executive departments and agencies (agencies) coordinate and use intelligence and other information...

Experts Debunk Trump's False 'Chain Migration' Claims

Miriam Valverde, Politifact, Jan. 31, 2018 - "President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address called for tighter control of legal immigration and for an end to "chain migration." "Under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers...

Trump's Misuse of Barbara Jordan's Legacy on Immigration - Susan F. Martin

Susan F. Martin, Feb. 5, 2018 - "After years of talking about a broken immigration system, President Trump offered a framework for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the address, the White House issued a statement on January 17 honoring Barbara Jordan, the former...

Second Federal Court Blocks Trump DACA Shutdown: Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Feb. 13, 2018 - "A second federal judge Tuesday has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that DACA participants...

BREAKING: Trump Travel Ban Violates Establishment Clause - IRAP v. Trump (CA4)

IRAP v. Trump, Feb. 15, 2018 - "The Plaintiffs allege that the Proclamation violates the Establishment Clause by disfavoring Muslims. We begin by considering (and rejecting) the Government’s challenges to the justiciability of Plaintiffs’ claim. We then turn to Plaintiffs’ likelihood...