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CNN: Head of union for asylum officers calls Trump asylum policies ‘egregious

CNN: Head of union for asylum officers calls Trump asylum policies ‘egregious CNN: Trump asylum policies ‘egregious’ By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Washington (CNN)Michael Knowles, president of a local union that represents US asylum officers, denounced the Trump administration’s asylum policies during a House hearing Tuesday, calling them “egregious” and “illegal. “”These policies are blatantly illegal,  Read more→

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BuzzFeed:  Trump Sends Asylum-Seekers To Guatemala; Privately Admitted Had No Idea What Would Happen To Them Next.

  In the final days before launching a controversial plan to send asylum-seekers arriving at the US border to Guatemala, Department of Homeland Security officials were still scrambling to figure out critical details, including how those seeking protection would obtain shelter, food, and access to orientation services, according to government briefing materials obtained by BuzzFeed  Read more→

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SSA Resumes Issuance of “No-Match” Letters

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed issuing no-match letters. No-match letters state that a certain number of wage reports for name and SSN combinations do not match SSA records. Employers should be mindful that SSA no-match letters can potentially lead to issues related to immigration enforcement, including an ICE audit to ensure I-9 compliance.  Read more→

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New York Times: Supreme Court Appears Ready to Let Trump End DACA Program

The justices are considering whether the Trump administration can shut down a program that shields about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. A rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times By Adam Liptak WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s  Read more→

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AILA:  USCIS Extends Validity of TPS-Related Documentation for Six Countries

On November 4, 2019 USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register stating that, in compliance with court orders issued as part of ongoing litigation, DHS is automatically extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through January 4, 2021.

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CBS:  Judge blocks Trump from enforcing a  plan to deny visas to would-be immigrants based on their inability to show they could pay for health insurance or medical costs 

Washington — A federal judge in Oregon blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a sweeping plan to deny visas to would-be immigrants based on their inability to show they could pay for health insurance or medical costs in the U.S. Through a temporary restraining order, Judge Michael Simon of the U.S. District Court in Oregon  Read more→

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Reuters:  Border Arrests Hit 11-Year High, U.S. Seeks to Expedite Deportations

Oct. 29, 2019 EL PASO, Texas — Immigration arrests at the U.S. border with Mexico soared 88 percent in fiscal 2019 in what U.S. officials on Tuesday labeled a crisis while unveiling their latest measure to combat the trend: expediting the deportation of asylum seekers. The number of people apprehended or turned away at the  Read more→

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CNN: Pilot program aims to fast-track asylum cases at the southern border

Pilot program aims to fast-track asylum cases at the southern border By Geneva Sands and Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Updated 6:54 PM ET, Thu October 24, 2019 Washington (CNN)The Trump administration has begun a pilot program in El Paso, Texas, aimed at speeding up the time it takes to adjudicate asylum cases, according to two Department  Read more→

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