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  • Trump is strengthening border security, keeping violent criminals and illegal drugs out of US

    10/18/2020 12:11:13 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2020 | Brandon Judd
    Anyone who cares about establishing an orderly immigration system and ending the flow of illegal drugs, violent criminals and human traffickers coming across our southern border should take heart from the undeniable fact that President Trump’s administration is winning the fight for border security. After years of growth, net migration into the United States was already dramatically decreasing before the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time since the 1960s, the percentage of the U.S. population made up of people born in other nations is shrinking. This is proof of a profound change in the dynamics of migration in a direction...
  • Supreme Court Sides With Trump Administration In Asylum Cases

    08/13/2020 9:21:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | August 13, 2020 | Martin Walsh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has given the Trump administration another gigantic immigration victory. On Thursday, the nation’s highest court ruled 7-2 that the federal government can deport illegal aliens, including those seeking asylum, quickly and with only limited judicial review. The ruling could affect thousands of would-be immigrants now present in the United States. Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sided with the Trump administration on the case. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elana Kagan, both liberals, were the two dissenters. “In a decision in the case of Dept. of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, the court ruled that the Illegal Immigration Reform...
  • Splitting With Other Circuits, Appeals Court Rules for Trump in ‘Public Charge’ Case

    08/05/2020 4:08:40 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Law.com ^ | August 05, 2020 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A divided panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday in favor of the Trump administration’s new “public charge” rule, conflicting with other recent circuit rulings. Both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and the Second Circuit have recently issued rulings against the Trump administration's public charge rule.
  • Why Trump’s Plan To Suspend Immigration Temporarily Makes Sense

    04/21/2020 1:31:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 21, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    It’s time to start thinking about what our immigration system might look like in a post-coronavirus world. it won't be what it is now.President Trump’s announcement late Tuesday night that he would sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration” was met with predictable charges of racism, xenophobia, and scapegoating from mainstream media pundits and Democrats who see it as a cynical attempt to use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to enact his hardline immigration agenda. But in fact an executive order suspending all immigration would just be a formal acknowledgement of the current status quo. The emergency measures...
  • NYT Says Trump’s Immigration Suspension Includes Visa Workers

    04/21/2020 7:51:44 AM PDT · by wmarshalllives3 · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s temporary suspension of the immigrant inflow includes the routine inflow of non-immigrant visa workers, according to the New York Times.
  • Attorney General Becerra Leads Multistate Coalition Blasting the Trump Administration for Trapping Asylum-Seekers in Catch-22

    02/21/2020 5:04:43 PM PST · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    oag.ca.gov ^ | February 12 2020 | California Attorney General Becerra
    Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced leading a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief blasting the Trump Administration for moving the goalposts on asylum eligibility. The amicus brief is in support of asylum-seekers who have already been trapped at the border for months, waiting to apply for protection due to the Administration’s unlawful policies. Now, they are being forced to challenge the Trump Administration’s decision to arbitrarily further change the rules and bar tens of thousands of people from asylum if they did not apply in a third country while en route to...
  • New visa rules set off ‘panic wave’ in immigrant communities

    02/20/2020 11:50:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2020 | By PHILIP MARCELO and SOPHIA TAREEN
    After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw’s brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could leave Myanmar to join him in Massachusetts and work at his restaurant. Then a dramatic turn in U.S. immigration policy halted their plans. The interview was postponed, and it’s not clear when, or whether, it will be rescheduled. “It’s terrible,” Kyaw said. “There’s nothing we can really do except pray. They’ve been waiting 12 years. If they have to wait another 12 years, they will.” His is just one of...
  • Trump just quietly cut legal immigration by up to 65%

    10/11/2019 12:36:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/09/19 | Nicole Narea
    With one proclamation signed late Friday evening last week, President Donald Trump made his adviser Stephen Miller’s dreams of restricting legal immigration a reality. When it goes into effect November 3, the proclamation will make getting into the US much harder for immigrants sponsored by family members, the phenomenon Trump has excoriated as “chain migration.” It will throw up a barrier to those coming through the diversity visa lottery — the subject of Trump’s “shithole countries” rant — which allows the US to accept 55,000 immigrants annually from countries with historically low levels of immigration. Researchers estimate it could keep...
  • Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden

    10/04/2019 6:54:13 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | October 4, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System October 4, 2019 Healthcare providers and taxpayers bear substantial costs in paying for medical expenses incurred by people who lack health insurance or the ability to pay for their healthcare. Hospitals and other providers often administer care to the uninsured without any hope of receiving reimbursement from them. The costs associated with this care are passed on to the American people in the form of higher taxes, higher premiums, and higher fees for medical services. In total, uncompensated care costs — the...
  • Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S.

    09/07/2019 4:39:08 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sep 6, 2019 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear
    The White House is considering a plan that would keep most refugees who are fleeing war, persecution and famine out of the United States, significantly cutting back a decades-old program, according to current and former administration officials. One option that top officials are weighing would cut refugee admissions by half or more, to 10,000 to 15,000 people, but reserve most of those spots for people from a few countries or from groups with special status, such as Iraqis and Afghans who work alongside American troops, diplomats and intelligence operatives abroad. Another option, proposed by a top administration official, would reduce...
  • 'I'm tired of seeing our taxpayer paying for people to come into the country and immediately...

    08/13/2019 12:40:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | AUG 13, 2019 | Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'I'm tired of seeing our taxpayer paying for people to come into the country and immediately go on to welfare.' Donald Trump defends his move to ban immigrants on food stamps from getting green cards Donald Trump offered his first defense of his new policy that cracks down on immigrants on food stamps seeking green cards, arguing tax payers should not have to pay for people to come into the country and 'immediately go on welfare.' 'I'm tired of seeing our taxpayer paying for people to come into the country and immediately go on to welfare and various...
  • Trump administration boosts ability to deny green cards to immigrants using welfare programs

    08/12/2019 6:11:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Adam Shaw
    The Trump administration on Monday issued a long-awaited rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid. Officials described the so-called "public charge" rule as a way to ensure those granted permanent residency are self-sufficient -- and protect taxpayers in the process. “The principle driving it is an old American value, and that’s self-sufficiency,” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli told Fox News in an interview. “It’s a core principle -- the American Dream itself -- and it’s one of the things that distinguishes us,...
  • The Justice Department Is Gearing Up For A Big Fight With Immigration Judges’ Union

    08/10/2019 1:13:41 PM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/9/2019 | kevin daily
    The Trump administration asked a federal panel to revoke the exclusive right of a public sector union to represent immigration judges in collective bargaining Friday. The union, the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), has been at odds with the administration over substantive policy directives and the independence of the immigration courts.
  • Outpouring of Support From Immigrants For Trump’s ‘You Can Leave’ Comments

    07/22/2019 9:07:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/22/2019 | Marina Medvin
    Last week, I published a column for TownHall.com entitled I, Immigrant, Agree With Donald Trump — If You Are Not Happy Here, You Can Leave! To be honest, I did not expect much support for my position after seeing the highly critical initial reactions to Trump’s words from conservative commentators. I strongly disagreed with the commentators who disparaged Trump for voicing what I felt was obvious. Unlike these commentators, I felt elated when Trump spoke the truth, confronted the Islamo-Utopians, and told Ilhan Omar to put her money where her mouth is. I published the column because I felt the American...
  • Top Dem Think Tank Warns Party: You’re Losing Immigration Messaging War to Trump

    07/22/2019 7:40:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 22,2019 | By Scott.Bixby
    But a new report from an influential liberal think tank, provided to The Daily Beast, posits that the party’s decision to cede the “rule of law” ground to Republicans creates “the false dichotomy of America as either a nation of immigrants or a nation of laws”—making the party and its candidates appear soft on enforcement, and potentially weakening future attempts for humanitarian-focused immigration reform. In doing so, writes Tom Jawetz, vice president of immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, supporters of humane immigration policy “have ceded powerful rhetorical ground to immigration restrictionists, who are happy to masquerade as...
  • Trump sidelines immigration nominee for 'tougher direction'

    04/05/2019 1:50:48 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 68 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | 5 April 2019 | COLLEEN LONG AND JILL COLVIN
    President Donald Trump says he's pulling the nomination of his pick to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Longtime border official (and the Acting Director) Ron Vitiello appeared to be cruising toward confirmation... The president on Friday confirmed he had pulled the nomination, even as he called Vitiello a "good man." "But we're going in a tougher direction. We want to go in a tougher direction," he said.
  • Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

    02/25/2019 7:34:47 AM PST · by Mariner · 40 replies
    AP via Sacramento Bee ^ | February 25th, 2019 | By MATT SEDENSKY
    NEW YORK - Immigrants with specialized skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradiction to President Donald Trump's promise of a continued pathway to the U.S. for the most talented foreigners. Getting what's known as an H-1B visa has never been a sure thing — the number issued annually is capped at 85,000 and applicants need to enter a lottery to even be considered. But some immigration attorneys, as well as those who hire such workers, say they've seen unprecedented disruptions in the approval...
  • Jared Kushner privately working on reshaping legal immigration

    02/21/2019 9:32:03 PM PST · by rintintin · 109 replies
    McClatchy News Service ^ | Feb 20 2019 | Franco Ordonez
    As debate in public rages about illegal immigration and a border wall, Jared Kushner has been holding private meetings in the West Wing on ways to overhaul the legal immigration system, according to six people familiar with the conversations and documents obtained by McClatchy. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law is operating on at least two tracks -- the first is working with a small group studying specific ways to redistribute employment visas and the second is helping lead a series of “listening sessions” with about three dozen interest groups important to Trump to see if there is a...
  • Trump Indicates End of ‘Hire American’ Policy, May Invite More Foreign Workers

    02/07/2019 6:19:12 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/2019 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump suggested that he is ready to ditch his Inauguration Day promise of a “Hire American” economic policy — even though thousands of auto workers are being laid off, millions of Americans do not have jobs, and many millions of Americans cannot get better-paying jobs. The huge policy shift in favor of employers and investors is emerging after Congress blocked his border wall and his border security reforms, and after the GOP-led Congress passed Trump’s tax cut. “It is fair to say that the President is abandoning his Hire American policy,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center...
  • Billionaire Kochs Cheer Trump’s Endorsement of More Wage-Crushing Legal Immigration: ‘We Agree!’

    02/08/2019 9:34:37 AM PST · by central_va · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-8-19 | John Binder
    The pro-mass immigration Koch brothers’ network of billionaire, donor class organizations is cheering President Trump’s recent doubling down on supporting increasing wage-crushing legal immigration levels. As Breitbart News reported, Trump broke from his 2015, 2016, and 2017 “America First” commitment to reduce overall legal immigration levels to raise the wages of America’s working and middle class this week when he doubled down on a call for increasing legal immigration. “We need people in our country because our unemployment numbers are so low and we have massive numbers of companies coming back into our country,” Trump reportedly told the media this...