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November 2017 Immigration News Round-Up

It’s been one year since Americans elected a new President of the United States, and although the Republican party promised to be tough on immigration, nobody could expect that twelve months later immigration news would still be at the forefront of political conversation.

To keep you current, we’ve rounded up four of the most important November 2017 immigration articles.


Report finds fewer new international students on U.S. college campusesDavis & Associates November Round Up Image 1

The flow of new international students entering U.S. colleges and universities shrank last year and has continued to decline this fall on many campuses, breaking a recent trend of growth, a nonprofit group said Monday.

The data from the Institute of International Education are likely to fuel questions about how the divisive 2016 presidential campaign and U.S. policy shifts since President Trump took office have influenced the global academic market.

Higher education leaders have been on alert for signs that the Trump administration’s… Read More Here


DACA backers move to avert Supreme Court fight over records

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Advocates for so-called Dreamers made an unexpected move Sunday to head off a looming Supreme Court battle over their demands for more

records on the basis for President Donald Trump’s decision to end the program offering quasi-legal status and work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.

The attempt to shelve the records fight came just three days after a federal appeals court panel sided, 2-1, with those seeking more details on Trump’s move in September to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.

The Justice Department had indicated it planned to file an emergency application… Finish Reading


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U.S. will phase out program for Central American child refugees

President Donald Trump’s administration is ending a program that allowed children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status in the United States before leaving home.

The administration will phase out the Central American Minors (CAM) program during fiscal year 2018, according to a report provided to Congress and obtained by Reuters. That report also sets the overall refugee cap for the year at its lowest level in decades.

The CAM program started at the end of 2014 under the administration of former President Barack Obama as a response to tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors… Click to Continue Reading


In Reversal, Immigration Agency Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests

Davis & Associates November Round Up Image 4After nearly 100 applications to renew permits that let immigrants stay and work in the United States legally were rejected because they had been delayed in the mail, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency last week said nothing could be done; the decisions were final.

But on Wednesday, the agency reversed its position. In light of the delays, it agreed to allow those rejected because of mail delays to resubmit their renewals for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

The Department of Homeland Security’s acting director, Elaine C. Duke, told the immigration agency to allow applicants to resubmit their paperwork if they have proof that… Finish the Article


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