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US immigration


With election looming, Trump hardens stance against 'Dreamer' immigrant program

July 29, 2020 7:36 am

A senior administration official said there would be a lengthy review of a Supreme Court ruling last month that found the administration had erred in the way that it had decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in which some 644,000 immigrants are enrolled.

Trump's temporary Green Card ban aims to 'turn off the faucet' of new immigrant labour: Report

April 25, 2020 3:39 pm

President Trump signed the executive order on Wednesday to suspend certain types of immigration into the US for 60 days to protect the jobs of Americans laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country's economy.

NY attorney threatens legal action against Trump's decision to ban issuance of new green cards

April 23, 2020 11:20 am

Trump said that this pause on new immigration will also help to conserve vital medical resources for American citizens.

Judge blocks Trump immigration rule, calls it 'repugnant to American Dream'

October 12, 2019 9:16 am

The rule, finalized in August, vastly expanded who could be considered a possible "public charge," applying to anyone who might in the future need temporary government help such as food stamps, Medicaid or housing aid.

Second Indian hunger-striker released from US immigration custody

October 01, 2019 8:03 am

Singh refused meals starting on July 9 along with another detainee who was also released last week. Their lawyers say they resumed eating after ICE agreed to their release.

'This takes away all hope’: Rule bars most applicants for asylum in US

September 13, 2019 1:08 pm

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to enforce new rules that bar asylum applications from anyone who has not already been denied asylum in one of the countries they traveled through on their way to the United States

Explained: Who's impacted by Trump's modified immigration regulations?

August 13, 2019 8:35 pm

Immigrants should be able to support themselves without using public resources to meet their needs, and rely on their own potential or have a person in the United States who can assure that the individual will not need public support, and thereby not be a burden on the taxpayer.

Trump policy favors wealthier immigrants for green cards

August 13, 2019 7:08 am

Under the new rule, the financial well-being of immigrants who are in the United States legally on temporary visas will be more heavily scrutinized when they seek a green card.

Indian asylum seekers, on hunger strike at Texas detention centre, forced to hydrate

July 29, 2019 12:22 pm

The men went on a hunger strike at the ICE detention centre on July 9, demanding they be released while they appeal their deportation orders. They are asylum seekers whose claims have been denied and are seeking to reopen or appeal their cases, said their attorney Linda Corchado.

US mulls increasing merit-based immigration to 57%

July 17, 2019 9:26 am

At the direction of Trump, Jared Kushner is leading the immigration reform project, which he said was now into its final stages and expects to make it public soon.