Monthly Archives: June 2017

Partial immigration ban begins and other immigration news

The Trump has spoken: Under the refugee ban that went into effect at 5 p.m. on June 29, your mother is a ‘close’ family member, but your grandmother is not. Your sister is ‘close,’ but her husband is not.Your adult … Continue reading

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Watching the children and other immigration news – June 29, 2017

Inadequate food, bad-tasting water, unsanitary conditions, and cold temperatures were among conditions cited by parents detained with their children in facilities not licensed to hold children. Judge Dolly Gee, who two years ago ordered the government to stop holding children … Continue reading

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Travel ban and more immigration news – June 28, 2017

The very limited travel ban reinstated by the Supreme Court will go into effect Thursday morning — but exactly who is banned remains unclear. Under a very narrow reading of the decision, only tourists with no other connection to the … Continue reading

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Travel ban partially upheld and other immigration news – June 27, 2017

Today the U.S. Supreme Court took up Trump’s travel ban and the preliminary injunctions from the 4th and 9th Circuits that have prevented it from going into effect. The Supreme Court’s ruling had three important parts: Certiorari: The Court granted certiorari … Continue reading

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Legal protection, from Minneapolis to Supreme Court and other immigration articles – June 26, 2017

Today’s news starts with a series of legal decisions and actions — and there will be more tomorrow, as the Supreme Court issues its final decisions of the term later today. First, a Michigan federal court ordered a temporary halt … Continue reading

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H-2B visas creating U.S. jobs, and other immigration news – June 23, 2017

Bloomberg’s story of “the lauded farm-to-table restaurant at the Pentagoet Inn in Castine, Maine” illustrates a paradoxical truth about temporary immigrant work visas: giving jobs to foreigners creates more jobs for U.S. citizens. The Inn depends on a small but … Continue reading

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Big Brother is watching you, too, and other immigration articles – June 22, 2017

Biometrics, drones with facial recognition capacity, cell-site simulators: these weapons developed for the war on terror are being used in immigration enforcement. The Atlantic reports that Deportation Is Going High-Tech Under Trump (6/21/17). Obama began using some of these tools and tactics, … Continue reading

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