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President Trump Issues Executive Orders on Immigration

Prior to his inauguration, President Trump was adamant about his plans to reform U.S. immigration policies to speed up the deportation of non-citizens and secure barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. On January 25, 2017, during an appearance at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), President Trump signed two executive orders: one directing the construction of… Read More »

NYC Municipal ID Program Data Can Be Deleted

In 2015, New York City spent $8.4 million launching IDNYC, a municipal ID card program with the goal of providing government-issued identification to NYC residents who cannot obtain such documents from state or federal authorities. In doing so, the city helped an estimated half a million people to do things they could not otherwise do,… Read More »

Possible Reform Of The H-1B Visa Program

Technology workers authorized to work in the United States are generally issued visas under the category H-1B. The H-1B visa program admits 65,000 non-student workers and 20,000 graduate student workers for specialty occupations requiring a college education. The program is likely to undergo dramatic changes under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. Last year, Senator Jeff… Read More »

ਟਰੰਪ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਵਿਚ DACA ਦਾ ਭਵਿੱਖ I

ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਬਰਾਕ ਓਬਾਮਾ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA (ਡਾਕਾ) ਜੋ ਕਿ ਹੋਣ ਤੱਕ ਛੋਟੀ ਉਮਰੇ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਵਿਚ ਆਏ ਬੱਚਿਆਂਜੋ ਕਿ ਕਿਸੇ ਕਾਰਨ ਵਾਪਿਸ ਆਪਣੇ ਮੁਲਕ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾ ਸਕੇ ਅਤੇ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਵਿਚ ਬਿਨਾ ਕਿਸੇ ਇੱਮੀਗਰੇਸਨ ਸਟੇਟਸ ਦੇ ਰਹਿ ਰਹੇ ਸਨ ਨੂੰ ਵਰਕ ਪਰਮਿਟ ਦੇਣ ਦਾ ਉਪਰਾਲਾ ਕੀਤਾਗਿਆ ਸੀ ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਵੱਡੀ ਗਿਣਤੀ… Read More »

United States Has Record High Immigration Court Backlog

With President-elect Donald Trump set to take office on January 20, 2017, United States non-citizens may find that they have a need to get in front of an immigration judge. President-elect Trump’s anti-immigration statements may cause the addition of cases to an already backlogged immigration court system nationwide. The day after the election, Syracuse University… Read More »

Statement by Secretary Johnson to Resume Regular Deportations of Haitian Nationals

On September 22, 2016, days before Hurricane Mathew, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a press release by Secretary Johnson. Johnson stated that effective immediately, Haitian nationals, under the November 20, 2014, memorandum “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants” will be removed in the same manner as other… Read More »

The Future of Asylum Law in Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump’s many campaign promises may have disheartened asylum seekers or those with asylum status in the U.S. He has spoken of banning Muslims, building a wall between Mexico and the U.S., and implementing a so-called “extreme vetting” process of people from war-torn countries seeking entry into the U.S. While it is difficult to say… Read More »

The Future of Prosecutorial Discretion

What is Prosecutorial Discretion? Late in his administration, President Barack Obama outlined a system of “priorities” for deportation in order to channel the government’s resources towards deporting certain types of immigrants. Under this strategy, called “prosecutorial discretion,” (“PD”), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is encouraged to prosecute immigrants with criminal histories or who had… Read More »

DACA Under a Trump Administration – Things to Know

Deferred Action for Childhoood Arrivals, better known as “DACA” is an executive action done by President Obama that provides a work permit and temporary status to people who were brought to the U.S. as children and stayed illegally.  However, many who are in this status, filing to renew DACA or were thinking of applying have… Read More »

The Trump Effect

Throughout his campaign, Mr. Trump made many promises. Promises that will undoubtedly affect millions of immigrants that reside in the United States. Mr. Trump has stated that in the first 100 days he will take the following actions regarding immigration policies. 1) He would cancel every executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.  … Read More »

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