ICE Workplace Investigations More Than Double

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the number of workplace investigations it has conducted for illegal labor this year has already doubled the entire amount conducted last year. The results have been more arrests and more fines collected half way through this fiscal year than all of last. ICE reported that from Oct. […]

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Trump Administration Effectively Ends TPS Immigration Program

With the decision earlier this month to end TPS for 50,000 Hondurans living in the U.S., the Trump administration has basically terminated the TPS program. The Temporary Protected Status Program allows individuals to remain in the U.S. and grants them work authorization, whether they entered legally or not. TPS is granted to citizens from countries […]

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Smartphone App Calls for Help When Illegal Immigrants Are Detained

An immigration advocacy organization has developed an app designed to notify a list of family members if an individual is at risk for deportation. The app, Notifica, sends out pre-composed notices to designated lists of family members, legal advocates or other contacts, informing them that the sender may have been detained by police or Immigration […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Can Serve on California State Boards, New Bill Says

A bill that would grant illegal immigrants the right to sit on state boards and commissions has been introduced in the California State Senate. Senate Bill 174 amends an existing state law that prohibits individuals from holding office if they are not a U.S. citizen at the time of their appointment. The bill was introduced […]

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New Immigrants Better Educated but Not Better Employed

A new study by the right-leaning Center for Immigration Studies found that the education levels for new immigrants has increased dramatically in the last decade, but employment and income have not kept pace by nearly as much. The study found that the share of new immigrants with a college degree has increased from 34% to […]

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Donald Trump To Sign Proclamation That Deploys National Guard To Secure The Border

Immigration remains a paramount topic in today’s political climate and while a border wall has yet to be built around the southern border of The United States, the Trump Administration took key steps to secure the border this week by outlining a plan to deploy the National Guard along the border between the United States […]

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President Vows to End Negotiating Solution for DACA Program

President Trump has vowed to stop negotiating on a solution to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program Sunday morning, citing what he considers a lack of desire on the part of congressional Democrats to get a deal done. He also decried what he called “caravans” of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border […]

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U.S. to Begin Collecting Social Media Usernames, Passwords from Visa Applicants

The Trump administration announced today that it will begin collecting social media information on individuals applying for visas to the United States. The new policy is expected to affect roughly 14 million visitors per year. Visitors will be asked to provide social media user names used on popular platforms during the five years preceding the […]

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Trump Administration Moves to Include Citizenship Question on Next Census

Attorneys general of several states pledged to sue the Trump administration over a decision to include a question about citizenship on the forthcoming 2020 census. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra already filed suit to prevent the question from being included, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would lead an effort on behalf […]

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Three-Judge Panel Strikes Down Injunction Against Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law, Allowing it to Go into Effect

A federal appeals court struck down an injunction issued last year that blocked a Texas law prohibiting local governments in the state from adopting certain “sanctuary city” immigration policies. The law, known as Senate Bill 4 allows Texas law enforcement officers to inquire about individuals’ immigration status whom they are detaining. Under the bill, city […]

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