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Gov’t: New Foreign Students Can’t Enter US if Courses Online

Originally Published in The New York Times The Associated Press - July 24, 2020 A week after revoking sweeping new restrictions on international students, federal immigration officials on Friday announced that new foreign students will be barred from entering the United States if they plan to take their classes entirely online this fall. In a ...

Excluding undocumented immigrants from the census is doomed to fail, but Trump is all in

Originally Published in The Washington Post The Editorial Board - July 25, 2020 PRESIDENT TRUMP’S order last Tuesday excluding undocumented immigrants from the numbers on which the nation’s House districts are based had all the bells, whistles and cosmetic touches of a finely honed legal document. Don’t be fooled, because here’s what the Constitution says, ...

Trump faces multiple lawsuits over directive to exclude undocumented immigrants from representation

Originally Published in The Washington Post Tara Rahmanpour - July 24, 2020 A flurry of lawsuits have been filed challenging President Trump’s directive to block undocumented immigrants from being counted in congressional apportionment. The government watchdog organization Common Cause and several cities, groups and individuals filed a complaint, Common Cause v. Trump, on Thursday with ...

My Immigrant Parents Came To The U.S. For A Better Life. Here’s Why I May Want To Leave.

Originally Published in HuffPost Man Do - July 25, 2020 “I wonder if my parents, in today’s world, would have even decided to come to America at all.” COURTESY OF MAZ DO The author. More than 40 years ago, my father’s family fled the Vietnam War and came to America. He left behind his younger ...

Nearly 75% of detainees at US immigration facility in Virginia have coronavirus

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - July 23, 2020 The Farmville Detention Center appears in this undated file photo. Washington (CNN)Nearly 75% of detainees in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in a Virginia facility have contracted Covid-19, raising alarm among immigration lawyers and advocates who repeatedly warned of deteriorating conditions. Nearly a month ...

2020 Election Donald Trump Supreme Court Congress Facts First LIVE TV Edition Judge denies attempt to stop order requiring release of children in immigration custody

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez and Caroline Kelly - July 26, 2020 (CNN)  A federal judge in California denied the Trump administration's attempt to stop or pause an order requiring the release of children in federal immigration custody which had been ordered for Monday. In a Saturday ruling, Judge Dolly Gee appeared to make ...

No answers yet on DACA revival, Justice Department says

Originally Published in CNN Ariane de Vogue - July 24, 2020 (CNN)  The US Justice Department said Friday that the highest level of the Trump administration is currently giving a "new consideration of the future of the DACA policy" since the recent Supreme Court decision, but it is an "ongoing active policy deliberation" and that ...

A Proud Son Of Immigrants, Zeshan B Shares His Views On America, Race And Music

Originally Published in NPR Raina Douris and Kimberly Junod - July 24, 2020 Before Zeshan B even released his debut album Vetted in 2017, he had already played for fellow Chicagoan, President Obama. He was invited to the White House to perform for the inaugural celebration of the Islamic holiday Eid, an occasion perfectly suited ...

ICE detainees remain in facility during coronavirus outbreak despite judge’s order mandating their release

Originally Published in The Hill Zack Budryk - July 23, 2020 Nearly 350 migrant parents and children remain detained in facilities with coronavirus outbreaks nearly a month after a federal court ruled all children must be released “with all deliberate speed” from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities. A total of 346 children and ...
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