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Public Charge Rule Blocked By 3 District Courts Ahead of Implementation

Trump Administration Public Charge Rule Blocked By District Courts Before Implementation

On October 11th, judges in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Northern District of California and Eastern District of Washington all blocked the new public charge rule set to go into place on October 15th in an injunction. Public charge is defined as an “individual who is likely to become…

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Health Insurance for Illegal Immigrants

California Contemplating Health Insurance for Illegal Immigrants California lawmakers are finding themselves coming face-to-face with stories from around the state about illegal immigrants who cannot afford the most basic of healthcare. Clinics, such as the one in San Diego that treated an immigrant suspected of having cancer, cannot run the needed tests to help their…

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Asylum Seekers Face Border Flights

Asylum Seekers Face Processing Away from The Border Asylum seekers from south of the American border are now facing a new dilemma as the Trump administration continues its crack down on immigration. According to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official, asylum-seeking families may find themselves flown across the United States to have their initial…

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USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Reached, Triggering Lottery

H-1B Cap

USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Reached, Triggering Lottery Every year, many thousands of foreign professionals apply for consideration for a limited number of H-1B visas. The H-1B program provides both economic opportunity for international workers and innovative staffing support for companies throughout the United States (U.S.). Every April, the application window opens and companies…

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Forced to Resign

Nielsen

 Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Forced to Resign As the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kristjen Nielsen became infamous. She will forever be known as the leader who implemented Trump’s family separation policy at America’s southern border. Without a doubt, family separation is a black stain on the Trump presidency, a disaster that continues to harm…

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Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border

Close Southern Border

Trump Threatens to Close Southern Border As of late, politics surrounding the southern border of the United States (U.S.) have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. News about the tragic deaths of migrants apprehended by border patrol, as well as Trump’s unsuccessful attempt to bar undocumented immigrants from asylum, have heightened the nation’s awareness…

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Court Provides Hope for Asylum Seekers Facing Expedited Removal

Asylum

Court Provides Hope for Asylum Seekers Facing Expedited Removal Each year, the United States removes tens of thousands of people through a process called “expedited removal.” In fact, during fiscal year (FY) 2013, nearly 44% of all U.S. deportations happened via expedited removal. Unfortunately, the process is rife with potential for error and prejudice. Those…

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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”

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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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