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Over 100 students arrested in US immigration fraud, attorneys cry foul

The students had immigrated legally to the US on student visas and had transferred to the University of Farmington so they could work, said attorneys. Federal prosecutors claim the students were aware the university was not running a legitimate operation.

Judge halts Trump curbs on asylum for domestic abuse victims

The policy at the centre of Wednesday's ruling sought to limit the ability of immigrants to fight expedited deportation by narrowing the grounds for claiming "credible fear" if they returned home, the first step in a long asylum process.


US reverses policy in move to speed release of migrant children

US laws limit the time migrant juveniles can be detained, so those caught crossing the border without a parent or legal guardian are often released to adult sponsors in the United States.

Seven-yr-old Guatemalan girl who died in US Border custody was healthy, hydrated, says father

News of the child's death, and suggestions that border officials ignored or overlooked a medical crisis, added to criticism from migrant advocates and congressional Democrats of President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies.

Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing US southern border illegally

Once the plan goes into full effect, migrants entering at the US southern border would only be eligible for asylum if they report at official ports of entry, officials said.

Trump wants H-1B visas in more highly-skilled as opposed to outsourcing roles: White House

During the Washington Post's live discussion on new technology, when asked about the president's thoughts on H1B immigration, Liddell said, "He (Trump) has talked about merit immigration, clearly that (H-1B) fits in merit immigration."


Donald Trump mulls ending birthright citizenship for US-born babies of illegal immigrants

Saying that he could terminate the provision of birthright citizenship by just signing an executive order, Donald Trump claimed a Constitutional amendment was not required to this effect.

Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling

The Trump administration ended DACA in September 2017 and wants the 9th Circuit to overturn a district court judge's ruling in January that required the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue the program for existing enrollees.

Trump wants people to come to the US on basis of merit

Responding to a series of question on illegal immigration, the president reiterated that he wants people based on merit, a move that can help technology professionals from countries such as India.

Watchdog: US unprepared for 'zero tolerance' immigration

Investigators with Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General compiled the report after speaking with about 50 immigration employees, plus 17 detainees and parents who had been separated from their children and later released.