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Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings March 19, 2019

Lizbeth Diaz, Jose Gallego Espina, TIJUANA-SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers sent to wait in to Mexico under a controversial new Trump administration policy crossed into the United States on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court, harboring hopes a judge would allow them to..

Publicised Cruelty: Scott Morrison Visits Christmas Island March 12, 2019

His visit struck a sour note. The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison was making an effort to show he cared: about those intangible things called borders, secure firm and shut to the unwanted human matter coming by sea. The distant Australian territory of Christmas Island was selected to..

Exclusive: For migrant youths claiming abuse, U.S. protection can be elusive March 7, 2019

Mica Rosenberg, NEW YORK (Reuters) - Growing up in eastern Honduras, Jose said his father would get drunk and beat him with a horse whip and the flat side of a machete. He said he watched his father, a coffee farmer whose crops succumbed to plague, hit his mother on the head with a pistol, sending..

Beloved Chef Released From Immigration Custody March 6, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A beloved soup kitchen chef in upstate New York who was detained by immigration officials has been released from a detention center. The Times Union reports that Kinimo Ngoran (KIH'-nih-moh nuh-GOHR'-an) was released from the federal facility near Buffalo Tuesday night after..

Star of Immigration Film Says Detention Feels Like Reprisal March 6, 2019

BY ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, MIAMI (AP) — An Argentine immigrant says his most recent detention feels like retaliation for starring in a new award-winning documentary about a group that infiltrated a for-profit detention center to expose injustices. Calling from a different immigrant detention..

How hard is it for Venezuelans to get asylum in the U.S.? March 5, 2019

The Florida Democrats portrayed President Donald Trump as a hypocrite on Venezuela. While Trump states his support for the Venezuelan people, the party said he isn’t actually helping those who flee such brutality once they arrive on U.S. soil. "The Trump administration has denied almost half of..

Excessive immigration is fueling social discontent March 4, 2019

Around much of the world, including Western Europe and North America, far-right political movements are on the rise. Many labels, such as white supremacy or neo-fascism, can be applied, but labeling just describes the phenomenon, it doesn’t necessarily explain anything, and it certainly doesn’t..

As study abroad numbers rise, Nepali students land in trouble March 2, 2019

Binod Ghimire, KATHMANDU: With a significant rise in the number of Nepali students studying abroad, particularly in Australia, the United States and Japan, more of them have been caught up in scams, pressured by unscrupulous education abroad consultancies, or facing problems because of a failure to..

Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Hamza bin Laden March 1, 2019

By JON GAMBRELL, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network. Saudi Arabia revoked his citizenship via a royal decree..

IT Services Companies And Clients Bear Brunt Of H-1B Crackdown February 25, 2019

New U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data reveal the Trump administration’s crackdown on high-skilled immigration has hit the information technology (IT) services sector the hardest. Such services have been important in making U.S. companies more competitive and increasing U.S...

After long wait, U.S. moves forward with proposal to end work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders February 23, 2019

The spouses of certain U.S. visa holders granted permission to work under an Obama-era rule are now one step closer to seeing that authorization removed. The proposed regulation was officially delivered to the Office of Management and Budget for review Wednesday, according to a government..

Judge considers expanding child separation case February 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO, (AP): Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government started breaking up immigrant families as far back as 2017 and is..

Is Trump Changing His Policy On High-Skilled Immigration? February 21, 2019

During his State of the Union address, on February 5, 2019, Donald Trump declared, “I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally.” The remarks and those that followed the next day raised two questions: 1) Is this a change in Trump..

Latinos have become less likely to say there are too many immigrants in U.S. February 20, 2019

A quarter of Hispanics say there are too many immigrants living in the U.S. today, down since early 2000sThe share of Latinos who say there are too many immigrants living in the United States has declined sharply over the past decade and a half, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey of..

Trump again dares courts to stop him February 19, 2019

By Stephen Collinson, Washington (CNN)The legal confrontation over Donald Trump's immigration national emergency is becoming the most important test yet of his vision of an unfettered presidency immune to norms that check executive power. The President hit back Tuesday after 16 states filed a..

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