New limitations for Asylum Seekers

The attorney general of the United States, William Barr, determined that relatives of a victim of violence are not eligible to request asylum as a “particular social group”, thus putting a new obstacle to the asylum system. Under the asylum act, a person located in the United States or who arrives to a port of […]

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30,000 Additional H-2B Visas to Become Available for Migrant Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has approved an additional 30,000 H-2B visas for returning seasonal non-agricultural workers, who have worked in the U.S. during one of the previous 3 fiscal years, The H-2B program is designed for seasonal work. The most common occupations among H-2B workers are grounds keeping, landscaping, and housekeeping. The H-2B […]

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Trump Threatens to send Illegal Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities

President Trump announced on Friday that the Administration is seriously considering sending migrants arriving at the border to the so called “sanctuary cities” in retaliation against Democrats  who oppose Trump’s plans for a border wall. This idea had been previously denied by his own administration officials.

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Governors of California and New Mexico pull back National Guard

The Governor of California Gavin Newsom announced today that he will pull back the 360 National Guard troops who had been deployed to the border with Mexico.   The Governor will address this issue in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, announcing how the National Guard are better employed in a new mission, fighting […]

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DHS announces more Efficient H-1B Visa Program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap petitions that will go into effect on April 1, introducing an electronic registration requirement for H-1B cap petitioners.

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Border Patrol Demands ID from women for Speaking Spanish

Two American citizens were detained by a Border Patrol agent after he overheard them speaking Spanish among themselves. The incident occurred at a gas station in the small town of Havre, Montana as they were waiting in line to pay. Ana Suda and her friend are both Mexican-Americans, born in the United States. The fact […]

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