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New York Times:  | After a Lull, the Number of Migrants Trying to Enter the U.S. Has Soared

By Kirk Semple Aug. 6, 2020 NOGALES, Mexico — Illegal migration along the southwest border of the United States has surged after a period of stagnation, as economic hardship, made worse by the pandemic, has driven thousands northward seeking work. After plunging in the spring, when nations went into lockdown and shut down borders in  Read more→

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Forbes:   New USCIS Immigration Fees Hit Businesses, Citizens And Students

By Stuart Anderson, Senior Contributor The Trump administration will increase fees on businesses, new citizens and international students who need work authorization. The new fee rule from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the latest Trump administration action to restrict immigration to the United States and make life more difficult for businesses seeking skilled  Read more→

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Washington Post: Trump wants to limit DACA work permits as it considers ending program

Trump administration to limit DACA work permits as it considers ending programBy Maria SacchettiThe White House said Tuesday it will limit work permits for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to one year instead of two, as administration officials reconsider whether to terminate an eight-year-old program that protects such immigrants from deportation.The  Read more→

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New York Times:  Asylum Officers Condemn Trump Asylum plan–would subject vulnerable families to danger and violate international law

New York Times: Asylum Officers Condemn Trump Asylum plan–would subject vulnerable families to danger and violate international law By Zolan Kanno-Youngs WASHINGTON — A Trump administration plan to overhaul the asylum system in the United States would subject vulnerable families to danger and violate international law, officers who would carry out the policy said Wednesday.  Read more→

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Washington Post:  Higher Education Challenges to Trump rule on student visas mount Mass. Attorney General Leads18 Attorneys General in Suing the Administration 

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of 18 attorneys general in suing the Trump administration Monday. By Susan Svrluga Nineteen attorneys general sued the Trump administration Monday, joining a growing number of efforts to challenge an order that would require international students to take classes in person this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more→

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AILA: New Online Study Policy for the 2020 spring and summer semesters.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) instituted a temporary exemption regarding the online study policy for the 2020 spring and summer semesters. This policy permitted F and M students to take more online courses than normally allowed for purposes of maintaining a full course of study to maintain their  Read more→

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New York Times: Immigration Officers Face Furloughs as Visa Applications Plunge

By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Emily CochraneWASHINGTON — Three years of restrictive and sometimes draconian immigration policies have left families separated, applicants for visas stranded and would-be immigrants looking for alternative destinations.Now a new group is facing uncertainty, driven in part by the coronavirus pandemic and President Trump’s immigration policies: thousands of employees of United States  Read more→

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Washington Post: Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Attempt to End California Immigrant Sanctuary

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to throw out a California immigrant-sanctuary law that limits local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities.The justices’ order leaves in place lower court rulings that upheld the law. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas voted to hear the administration’s appeal.The administration said the  Read more→

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The New York Times: 10 Years Old, Tearful and Confused After a Sudden Deportation – The New York

10 Years Old, Tearful and Confused After a Sudden Deportation – The New York Times story 10 Years Old, Tearful and Confused After a Sudden Deportation Since the coronavirus broke out, the Trump administration has deported hundreds of migrant children alone — in some cases, without notifying their families. Sandra Rodríguez with her son Gerson,  Read more→

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