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FORBES: Trump Loses A Third H-1B Visa Court Case

By Stuart Anderson Senior ContributorThe Trump administration lost an H-1B visa case for the third time in December. U.S. District Judge Emmet C. Sullivan ruled the Department of Labor (DOL) violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it claimed a “good cause” exception to publish a rule without public comment to inflate the required minimum  Read more→

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The Hill:  Judge tosses rules that limited the number of visas that are made available to skilled foreign workers

A federal judge threw out two rules by the Trump administration that limited the number of visas that are made available to skilled foreign workers. The Tuesday ruling from U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, a George W. Bush appointee, dismisses changes the administration announced in October to the H-1B visa program, which included salary requirements  Read more→

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AILA: Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomes the news that President-Elect Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A key piece of the vision for a welcoming America, which AILA has shared with the incoming administration, is to immediately restore America’s stature as a welcoming nation.  Read more→

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FOX 5 News:  Biden hopes to halt border wall construction

by: Anna Wiernicki and Jaclyn Ramkissoon WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reverse numerous immigration and border security policies when he is sworn in, including halting the construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall. “Within 100 days, I am going to send to United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over  Read more→

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Washington Post:  Trump unveil new U.S. citizenship test; advocates worry it is too long, difficult and politicized

Maria Sacchetti The Trump administration unveiled a new U.S. citizenship test Friday, adding a broader array of history and civics themes while requiring that legal residents answer twice as many questions correctly to pass. The new exam — which has been in development for years as part of a once-a-decade review — requires applicants to  Read more→

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Washington Post: Court allows rule dening green cards to immigrants who use public benefits to go into effect

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court has allowed a Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps to go back into effect while it considers the case.The Election Day development was the latest dizzying twist in a legal battle over the controversial rule that the Trump  Read more→

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VOX:  Former Vice President Biden: Trump’s family separation policy is “abhorrent”

Former Vice President Joe Biden released a strongly worded statement on Wednesday afternoon calling the Trump administration’s practice of separating young children from their parents “unconscionable” and “abhorrent.” “A policy that separates young children from their parents isn’t a ‘deterrent.’ It’s unconscionable,” Biden, who is currently topping the polls as a 2020 presidential candidate, wrote  Read more→

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NPR:  Separated by Trump’s “no tolerance” migration policy, parents of 545 children can’t be found

Despite a federal judge’s order that the government reunite families who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s “no tolerance” migration policy, the parents of 545 children still can’t be found, according to a court document filed Tuesday by the U.S. Justice Department and the American Civil Liberties Union. Thousands of  Read more→

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New York Times:  Supreme Court to Review 2 of Trump’s Major Immigration Policies 

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review two major Trump administration immigration initiatives, adding them to a docket now crowded with cases that will test President Trump’s agenda and policies. The court, which might have been expected to tread cautiously while it is short-handed in the aftermath of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s  Read more→

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New York Times:  Children From Immigrant Families Are Increasingly the Face of Higher Education

By Miriam Jordan LOS ANGELES — An extraordinary demographic shift is sweeping through U.S. university campuses as immigrants and children of immigrants become an ever-larger share of student bodies, with implications for the future of the country’s work force, higher education and efforts to reduce racial and economic inequality. A new study released on Thursday  Read more→

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