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Biden vows to ‘restore and defend’ legal immigration, reversing Trump administration visa policies

Biden vows to ‘restore and defend’ legal immigration, reversing Trump administration visa policies

Originally Published in The Washington Post Abigail Hauslohner - December 2, 2020 There were executive orders. Presidential proclamations. New rules and regulations. Policy memos. New agency guidance. Immigration experts say that in his four years in office, President Trump fundamentally altered the system through which foreign nationals can obtain visas to come to the United ...
Biden plans to spurn Trump immigration restrictions, but risk of new border crisis looms

Biden plans to spurn Trump immigration restrictions, but risk of new border crisis looms

Originally Published in The Washington Post Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti - December 2, 2020 Pedro Jimenez, 35, fleeing violence in Honduras, tries to climb the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Dec. 1, 2018, in an effort to seek asylum for himself and his 10-year-old son. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post) President-elect Joe Biden will ...
Supreme Court casts doubt on Trump’s bid to exclude from census immigrants in U.S. illegally

Supreme Court casts doubt on Trump’s bid to exclude from census immigrants in U.S. illegally

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times David G. Savage - November 30, 2020 WASHINGTON —  President Trump’s plan to exclude millions of immigrants in the country illegally from the 2020 census count appeared to fizzle at the Supreme Court on Monday. California officials feared that Trump’s policy, if put into effect in the last weeks of ...
Editorial: The Supreme Court should reject Trump’s cynical attacks on the census

Editorial: The Supreme Court should reject Trump’s cynical attacks on the census

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times The Times Editorial Board - December 1, 2020 The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday over the Trump administration’s efforts to exclude people living in the country illegally from counts used to determine how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated ...
These Visa Recipients Are Stuck in the US And Demanding Their Rights

These Visa Recipients Are Stuck in the US And Demanding Their Rights

Originally Published in The Nation Noah Flora - December 1, 2020 J-1 recipients say the visa program is as an unregulated pipeline for temporary migrant labor that props up the US hospitality industry. Many J-1 visa recipients from the Philippines arrived in the United States with degrees in hospitality management, expecting to be trained as ...
The Supreme Court Knows Trump’s Nativist Census Scheme Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court Knows Trump’s Nativist Census Scheme Is Unconstitutional

Originally Published in Slate Mark Joseph Stern - November 30, 2020 But the conservative justices might not intervene until it’s too late. A pro-Trump rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on Nov. 14. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images Three weeks before he leaves office, Donald Trump plans to punish states with large immigrant communities by denying ...
Supreme Court May Let Trump Count Out ‘Illegal Aliens’—for Now

Supreme Court May Let Trump Count Out ‘Illegal Aliens’—for Now

Originally Published in the Daily Beast Opinion by Jay Michaelson - December 1, 2020 The U.S. census was back at the Supreme Court Monday, as so-called “conservatives” sought to radically change 200 years of policy and exclude undocumented people from the official census count that is used to apportion representation in Congress. The results would ...
128 Tricky Questions That Could Stand Between You and U.S. Citizenship

128 Tricky Questions That Could Stand Between You and U.S. Citizenship

Originally Published in The New York Times Opinion by Maeve Higgins - November 30, 2020 ‘‘Name one example of an American innovation.” Umm “Real Housewives”? Skyscrapers? This test? Credit...Illustration by Doug Chayka; Photograph by rypson/iStock, via Getty Images Take it from me, a noncitizen, there is much to learn from the naturalization test, one ...
Company accused of preying on immigrants agrees to $425,000 settlement with Va. regulators

Company accused of preying on immigrants agrees to $425,000 settlement with Va. regulators

Originally Published in The Washington Post Michael E. Miller - December 1, 2020 Mike Donovan, president of Libre by Nexus, talks about his business at its former headquarters in Verona, Va., in 2016. (Norm Shafer/For The Washington Post) A company long accused of preying on undocumented immigrants has agreed to pay $425,000 to settle an ...
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