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In the News: Challengers Fight Trump’s National Emergency

Trump's National Emergency

In the News: Challengers Fight Trump’s National Emergency In recent months, the news has repeatedly reported on the political roller coaster caused by Donald Trump. The president has sparked government and fiscal chaos since mid-December, when he forced a partial shutdown in an attempt to coerce Congress’s fiscal plans. At the crux of this tumultuous…

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USCIS Confirms H-1B Application Changes for 2019

H-1B Application Changes

USCIS Confirms H-1B Application Changes for 2019 The H-1B program has boosted job opportunity and bolstered the U.S. economy since its creation in 1990. Each year, companies in “specialty occupations” can sponsor foreign professionals to fill critical vacancies. Many companies take advantage of the H-1B program, though certain industries are prevalent. For example, companies in…

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Senate Denies “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act”

Senate

Senate Denies “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act” January 28, 2019   Last week, Senate Republicans introduced the “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act.” The bill’s contents both provided President Trump with his requested border wall funds as well as altering other significant areas of immigration law. If passed, the measure…

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The Economic Benefits of the H-1B Program

H-1B Program

The Economic Benefits of the H-1B Program Continually popular with foreign professionals, the H-1B visa program provides myriad benefits to both skilled workers and U.S. companies. Each year, employers in need of specific skillsets turn to the H-1B program to fill crucial vacancies. Without the workers to fill this gap, the U.S. economy could suffer,…

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Immigration Court Delays Worsen Due to Government Shutdown

Immigration Court Delays Worsen

Immigration Court Delays Worsen Due to Government Shutdown January 15, 2019   The United States (U.S.) is currently experiencing its longest government shutdown in history. Unfortunately, the partial shutdown begun by President Donald Trump continues with no foreseeable end. At the center of the fight is Trump’s demand for funding for his border wall. A…

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Refugees Versus Asylees: What Are the Differences?

Refugees Versus Asylees

Refugees Versus Asylees: What Are the Differences? Conflict, strife, and violence across the globe often force people to flee their homes and seek shelter and safety abroad. Catastrophic events or influences can lead to an influx of refugee or asylee arrivals worldwide. But there are key differences between the two designations. In this article, we’ll…

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News Brief: Can Trump Declare a National Emergency to Fund Border Wall?

Trump National Emergency

News Brief: Can Trump Declare A National Emergency to Fund Border Wall? January 8, 2019   In December, President Donald Trump threatened to force a government shutdown in a desperate attempt to fund his border wall. A hallmark of his 2016 campaign, Trump has relentlessly sought funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall since taking office.…

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News Brief: Trump Announces Asylum Seekers Must Wait in Mexico

Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico

News Brief: Trump Announces Asylum Seekers Must Wait in Mexico December 21, 2018 Throughout the fall, we’ve followed the unraveling of asylum procedures and policies at the US-Mexico border. In October 2018, a migrant caravan consisting of thousands of potential asylees began an arduous and perilous journey from Honduras. Its goal? American soil, where asylum…

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H-1B Visa Updates Proposed by USCIS

H-1B Visa Updates

H-1B Visa Updates Proposed by USCIS December 20, 2018   Across the United States (U.S.), the H-1B visa program benefits thousands upon thousands of immigrants and employers alike. Recipients of H-1B visas work in a variety of fields, benefit the U.S. economy, and bring unique skillsets to the labor market. Because of its benefits and…

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News Brief: Government Shutdown Looms as Trump Demands Border Wall Funding

Trump Demands Border Wall

News Brief: Government Shutdown Looms as Trump Demands Border Wall Funding December 14, 2018 During his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump made a key campaign promise: to build a continuous physical barrier along the southern United States (U.S.) border. This was received with fervor by Trump’s supporters. Chants of “build the wall!” boomed during the 2016…

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