Monthly Archives: July 2017

Twists and turns on travel ban and Dreamers and other immigration news – July 20, 2017

Two more twists in immigration policy came on Tuesday: The Supreme Court said yes to extended family ties exemptions from the travel ban and no to extended refugee exemptions. The court also set the travel ban case for oral arguments … Continue reading

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Arrests up, deportations down and other immigration news – July 19, 2017

Arrests of undocumented immigrants are up – especially arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal records. Apprehensions at the border dropped after Trump’s inauguration, but are once again increasing. Deportations, however, are down. And immigration court backlogs are climbing. The … Continue reading

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Temporary workers yes, Dreamers maybe, and other immigration news – July 18, 2017

Dreamers hear only waffling from Trump as Republican attorneys general threaten to sue to end DACA. At the same time, Trump has – belatedly – increased the number of H-2B temporary worker visas to allow more immigrant workers for seasonal … Continue reading

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Travel ban goes back to Supreme Court and other immigration news – July 17, 2017

The travel ban is back in the Supreme Court, after Hawaii Federal District Judge Derrick Watson expanded the definition of “bona fide connection” to include grandparents and other family members, as well as refugees already vetted and scheduled for placement … Continue reading

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Great immigrant stories and other immigration news

Halima Aden, a young Muslim woman from St. Cloud became a star model and glamorous cover girl, wearing a hijab. Mai Neng Moua, after beginning life in a refugee camp, is now a successful Minnesota immigration attorney and chair of Twin … Continue reading

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DACA at risk and other immigration news – July 13, 2017

Congressional Hispanic Caucus members met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday and came away fearing for the future of DACA. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, instituted by the Obama administration, gives temporary protection from … Continue reading

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American dreams and nightmares, and other immigration news – July 12, 2017

Kazi Mannan exemplifies one kind of American dream – hard work leading to prosperity, and then giving back to those in need. Ahmed Omar saw an American nightmare, and went to Canada: “I am a black man, I am a … Continue reading

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