A teenage girl from Guatemala who has entered this country illegally is arrested, moved from place to place and not allowed to meet with her lawyer. Her brother, who lives in the United States, has offered to sponsor her, but before that can be arranged, she is sent back alone to Guatemala. … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: Why is the Trump administration working so hard to deport immigrant children?
Along with killing DACA and limiting legal immigration, Trump also has Immigration and Customs Enforcement working harder than ever. Though total deportations fell in 2017, arrests of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. surged. The majority of those arrested were first convicted or charged with a crime, though many of those crimes were low-level traffic offenses. Still, some were innocent of all but being in the country illegally. The number of non-criminal immigrants arrested in 2017 increased by 250 percent, up to 13,600 compared to 5,498 in 2016. … [Read more...] about Deportations Are Down Under Trump, But Arrests of Non-Criminal Immigrants Surge
Gomez ended her speech with the following: “Regardless of where your family is from, regardless of your immigration status, you have taken action to earn an education, to make your families proud, and to open up your worlds. I’m sending all of my love to you guys today and congratulations, and I hope that you guys are set off to be everything that you want to be.” … [Read more...] about Selena Gomez delivers inspiring commencement speech for immigrant graduates
US President Donald Trump has said that his immigration ban will be for only 60 days and indicated that workers on temporary visas like H1-B for professionals could continue to come in. "This order will apply only to individuals seeking a permanent residency, in other words, those receiving green cards; big factor, will not apply to those entering on a temporary basis," Trump said on Tuesday while clarifying that it is for only 60 days. He said that there would also be some exemptions to the temporary ban on immigrants. "Some people will have to come in; obviously we have to do that, obviously even from a humane standpoint," he said. Trump had tweeted the immigration ban on Monday night. He said that the executive order was being drafted and will probably be issued on Wednesday. Trump said that after 60 days he and a group will evaluate the need for any extension or modification "based on economic conditions at that time." An immigration lawyer, Mark Davies, said that based upon … [Read more...] about US President Donald Trump makes 2 important clarifications on immigration ban
In Washington, D.C., the Democrat-controlled House passed a $3 trillion stimulus bill this month that would include illegal immigrants in the next round of stimulus checks to most Americans. It would do this by allowing those who are ineligible for Social Security numbers, and who file taxes instead by using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), to receive the checks. … [Read more...] about GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants