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Immigration Court Delays

Government Shutdown Leads to Immigration Court Delays

Government Shutdown Leads to Immigration Court Delays January 16, 2019   In the United States (U.S.), the nation is experiencing a historically-long partial government shutdown. The shutdown, forced by President Donald Trump, has stretched on into mid-January with no foreseeable end in sight. In December, the president threatened to shut down the government as he…

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Asylum Seekers Mexico

News Alert: Trump Forces Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico

News Alert: Trump Forces Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico December 21, 2018 Recently, asylum law has been continuously present in the news. Throughout the fall, President Trump publicly reacted to a caravan of Central American migrants traveling to the U.S. southern border. Originating in Honduras, the caravan delivered safety in numbers as thousands of…

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Trump Border Wall Funding

News Alert: Trump Vows Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

News Alert: Trump Vows Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding December 13, 2018 During the final months of 2018, immigration has received constant news attention. The Trump administration controversially challenged rights of asylum seekers at the United States border. The administration has also worked to upend other aspects of immigration law and practice, including DACA,…

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Border Wall

Is a Border Wall Actually Possible?

Is a Border Wall Actually Possible? During the 2016 election, one of the major campaign promises of Donald Trump was the building of a border wall to separate the United States (US) from Mexico. “Build the wall!” became a resounding chant during the 2016 election season. In short, the intention of such a wall was…

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USCIS Changes H-1B

News Alert: USCIS Proposes Changes to H-1B Visa Selection Process

 News Alert: USCIS Proposes Changes to H-1B Visa Selection Process December 6, 2018 The H-1B visa program creates opportunity for skilled workers in specialized fields. Under the program, talented and well-educated foreign nationals can immigrate to the United States (U.S.) temporarily to work for American companies. The program also benefits the U.S., boosting the economy…

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The Diversity Visa Lottery in the Trump Era

The Diversity Visa Lottery in the Trump Era For about 50,000 annually, the Diversity Visa (DV) lottery program provides a way to enter the United States and build a better life. The program provides countless benefits to the United States as a whole. Yet, the DV lottery is in grave danger of discontinuation. Recent challenges…

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Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas Migrants

News Alert: US Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Migrants

News Alert: US Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Migrants November 29, 2018 Over the holiday weekend, news broke of a clash between migrants and United States (US) border patrol agents. US personnel at the Tijuana border deployed tear gas against a group of migrants, including women and young children. For example, the nation saw…

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Facts About Birthright Citizenship

Get the Facts About Birthright Citizenship

Get the Facts About Birthright Citizenship In November 2018, the US held its mid-term elections. A “hot button” issue at the moment is immigration. President Trump made headlines throughout October and early November for his escalating and harsh treatment of migrants approaching the United States (US) southern border. After that, the president went as far as…

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Temporary Protected Status Under the Trump Administration

Temporary Protected Status Under the Trump Administration Across the world, many foreign nationals must flee their home countries in order to gain safety within the United States (US). The US should treat such immigrants with the respect and courtesy they deserve. Certain persons who immigrate to the US because of external disastrous forces within their…

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News Alert: Trump Administration Denies Rights to Certain Asylum Seekers

News Alert: Trump Administration Denies Rights to Certain Asylum Seekers November 13, 2018 In October, news of a so-called “migrant caravan” swept across America. This caravan, made up of mostly women and children, began in Honduras and traveled northward, swelling to nearly 7,000 strong. Throughout the month, the Trump administration encouraged xenophobia and fear as…

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