DOL H-1B Visa Wage Rule: Donald Trump’s Bad Parting Gift

By |2021-05-07T10:21:56-04:00January 14th, 2021|H-1B Visa|

The Department of Labor (DOL) reissued a controversial rule designed to price H-1B visa holders and employment-based immigrants out of the U.S. labor market, setting up new legal battles and a decision by the Biden administration on whether to keep a rule that fulfills a key part of White House adviser Stephen Miller’s anti-immigration agenda. The final [...]

Birthright Citizenship and Kamala Harris

By |2021-05-10T10:12:53-04:00August 19th, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies, Trump|

People born in the United States are American citizens, regardless of what President Trump claims. Birthright citizenship—enshrined by the Fourteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution—guarantees it. Trump recently suggested to the contrary after a Newsweek column erroneously argued that vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris was not a “natural born citizen.” The assertion that Senator Harris is ineligible for [...]

Tech Giants Back Legal Challenge to Trump’s Foreign Workers Ban

By |2021-05-10T10:20:03-04:00August 12th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Trump|

Top U.S. tech firms, including Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc, filed a legal brief on Monday, backing a challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary ban on the entry of certain foreign workers to preserve jobs for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. In brief, filed in a lawsuit brought in California by major U.S. business [...]

Judge Issues Two Nationwide Injunctions Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rules Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2021-05-10T10:33:58-04:00August 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump|

A Manhattan federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules. An injunction issued against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prevents DHS from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the “public charge” rule for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response [...]

A judge ordered the US to accept new DACA applications. It is still unclear if the Trump administration will.

By |2021-05-10T12:09:39-04:00July 23rd, 2020|DACA, Trump|

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with DACA recipients ruling that how the Trump administration rescinded the DACA program in 2017 was unlawful. The decision is a massive victory for immigrant communities and their allies who mobilized to protect the DACA program. Although the Court sided with DACA recipients, it is essential [...]

Trump Wants to Bar Undocumented Immigrants Out of the 2020 Census

By |2021-05-10T12:12:57-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

President Donald Trump wants to bar undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census. That's not all he's doing on immigration in 2020. In recent months, Trump has moved to reduce the number of foreign workers in the U.S., end a program that protects children brought to the country illegally, build more than 450 [...]

Health Insurance for Green Card Applicants

By |2021-05-10T12:43:17-04:00July 1st, 2020|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge, Trump|

Over the past year, the Trump administration has introduced new rules and financial requirements that make it more difficult for many to immigrate to the United States. These tighter restrictions generally affect all family-based applicants. Many of the new requirements revolve around the premise that immigrants not be dependent on the U.S. government for financial [...]

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING WORK VISAS

By |2021-05-10T12:52:43-04:00June 24th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump|

On Monday June 22, 2020, President Trump extended and expanded his April 2020 immigration ban to now include new work visas in addition to family visas.  The new order bars hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, as part of a broad effort to limit the entry of immigrants into [...]

Supreme Court Rules Trump Wrongly Ended DACA, Leaves Program In Place.

By |2021-05-10T13:11:53-04:00June 18th, 2020|Trump|

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as "Dreamers," to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. The decision is a big legal defeat for President [...]

Trump Wasted So Much Money Harassing Immigrants that USCIS Needs a Bailout

By |2021-05-11T05:33:08-04:00June 15th, 2020|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Public Charge, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

For three years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — the federal agency that processes visas, work permits and naturalizations — has lectured immigrants about how they should become more self-sufficient. It has alleged, without evidence, that too many immigrants are on the dole. (Actually, immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in federal benefits, and [...]

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