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Category Archives: Immigration

California Is Now a Sanctuary State: What Does This Mean for Immigrants?

By virtue of Senate Bill 54, which was signed in October 2017 and is expected to go into effect in January 2018, the state of California is now officially a sanctuary jurisdiction for immigrants. This new law, which was subject to significant criticism by President Donald Trump and the White House, allows state and municipal …Read More

How Will Trump’s Decision to End DACA Affect the Program’s Recipients?

Lawsuits, protests, arrests, proposed legislation, and sheer uncertainty: these are just some of the immediate effects of the decision by United States President Donald Trump to put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was enacted by means of an Executive Order signed by former President Barack Obama in 2012. …Read More

5 Things Businesses Should Do to Get Ready for a Visit from ICE

Just days before the Trump administration announced its expansion of a work visa program to allow 15,000 low-skilled laborers to become wage workers in the United States, California legislators were busy debating the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, a bill that would require immigration agents to obtain court warrants before they can enter a private business …Read More

How Trump’s Extreme Vetting Policies Will Affect Visitors to the U.S.

Extreme vetting is the name given to a series of promises made by United States President Donald Trump during his election campaign. The promises ostensibly refer to implementing policies to intensify the screening process of admitting visitors into the country for security purposes, but the executive orders issued to that effect have been frozen by …Read More

Rights for Transgender Immigrants in the United States

Ever since the election of United States President Donald Trump, the issue of immigration has become more contentious than normal, particularly regarding immigrants who may require protective status.  In April 2017, a transgender woman from Mexico received a lighter sentence than expected after she entered the U.S. illegally, and she was even allowed to exit …Read More

Understanding the Immigration Ban Under the Trump Administration

Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States, he has issued two Executive Orders with the intention of banning certain groups of immigrants from entering the country. As of mid-March 2017, both Executive Orders were condemned by activists and politicians before federal judges blocked them under Constitutional grounds. The first Executive …Read More

Get to Know ICE, the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency

Ever since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America, one federal law enforcement agency has come under greater focus and scrutiny than during the previous administration. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency reports to the Department of Homeland Security. It works closely with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization …Read More

10 Historic Facts About U.S. Immigration

The United States of America is a nation of immigrants, for immigrants. Following are 10 historic facts about the transformation of this country. 1. The first immigrants were not European settlers seeking religious freedom. Indigenous people are believed to have crossed the Bering Strait ice bridge more than 12,000 years ago. 2. Immigration law dates …Read More

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