Monthly Immigration and DACA News Round-Up September 2017

Early September 2017 Immigration News Round-Up

WOW! We usually wait until the end of the month to share immigration news with our readers; however, some big things have happened regarding immigrationthat we simply could not wait to address.

From the latest DACA news and government response, to immigration changes coming our way and updates on Trump’s wall, read below to find out what you may have missed in early September!

 

Fight Over DACA Heads to a Divided Congress and an Uncertain Fate

Fight Over DACA News Article Image

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the federal program protecting undocumented children has handed Congress a task they have not yet proven able to accomplish: address the fate of Dreamers, as participants in the DACA program are known.

While Democrats slammed the president for removing legal protections for as many as 800,000 people as “heartless,” “shameful” and “cruel,” Republicans mostly said they support the decision to hand it over to Congress.

But what a legislative fix might actually look like is not at all clear and any proposal could become… Click to Read

 

DACA decision: 15 states, DC sue Trump administration

Article Image DACA News and Government ResponseNew York’s Democratic attorney general led a coalition of 15 states and the District of Columbia on Wednesday in suing the Trump administration to block the planned reversal of the Obama-era program shielding young illegal immigrants from deportation.

The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of New York.

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, who is often at odds with President Trump, issued a statement calling the president’s plan to end the program known as DACA “cruel, inhumane, and devastating” to those “who have been able to come out of the shadows and live a full life as a result of the program.” … Read Here

 

Four companies selected to build prototypes for Trump’s border wall

Article Image Four Companies Building Trump Wall Prototypes

As President Trump battles with Congress over funding, four companies have been selected by the federal government to build concrete prototypes of the president’s long-promised wall along the border with Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Ala.; Fisher Sand & Gravel of Tempe, Ariz.; Texas Sterling Construction Company of Houston, Texas; and WG Yates and Sons Construction of Philadelphia, Miss. have been awarded contracts.

The agency issued requests for proposals in March for multiple prototypes.

“Through the construction of prototypes, we are partnering with the industry to identify the best way to build new and replacement infrastructure along our border… Finish Reading Here

 

Trump backs drastic changes to legal immigration

Trump backs drastic changes to immigration

Draft legislation seeks to give English-speakers priority for US residency and to halve the number of legal immigrants.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threw his weight behind efforts to give English-speakers priority for US residency cards and halving the number of legal migrants admitted to the country.

Trump backed proposals that would reform the process of obtaining a US “green card” by introducing a points-based system favouring skilled Anglophone workers.

Around one million immigrants are granted permanent residency each year, but the draft legislation – presented at the White House by Trump and two senators who crafted it – aims to cut that number by around… Continue Reading

 

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