Category: Immigration News

Jan 11

Trump: Citizenship for H-1Bs

President Trump tweeted that changes to the H-1B program are coming “soon.” One is granting foreign workers holding H-1B visas a potential pathway to citizenship. Many Americans have complained that companies’ use of H-1B visas prevents qualified Americans from getting jobs, particularly in high tech fields.  

Read more at dailymail.co.uk

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Jan 10

That’s Not a Good Deal

The Quote Below—More Misinformation from the Media President Donald Trump sees tactical advantage in extending his dispute with Congress over funding his “wall.” Most of the country would be grateful if he and the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives came to terms and let the government get back to doing its job. A deal of the …

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Jan 09

Trump Addresses Nation

President Trump addressed the nation last night to defend his proposal to build walls along the Mexican border. “Some,” he stated in his speech, “have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians do nothing and continue to allow more innocent [American] people to be so horribly victimized.

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Jan 08

Kobach: Walls More Effective than Sensors

Kris Kobach, secretary of state of Kansas, is a long-time advocate of effective border control. He recently expressed disagreement with the idea that high-tech solutions alone can secure the border. Said Kobach,  “The argument we sometimes hear from people who say they want border security but really aren’t serious about it is ‘Oh, we’ll just have drones and sensors.’ Well, a drone and a sensor tells you that somebody is entering the United States, it doesn’t stop the person from entering the United States. The wall is exactly, the single most effective tool, other than Border Patrol agents, and that’s what we need. The American people recognize it.” 

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Jan 07

Trump May Proclaim National Emergency

President Trump said that if the stalemate over funding a border wall continues–which has caused a partial shutdown of the government–he will consider declaring a national emergency. He affirmed that “We’re looking at a national emergency because we have a national emergency. Just read the papers. We have a crisis at the border. . . . it is national security, it’s a national emergency.” Under such an emergency, the president maintains, he would have authority to direct funding for border security. 

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Jan 03

‘Violent Mob’ Tries to Enter U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that a “violent mob” of about 150 migrants tried to force their way into the U.S. at the San Diego sector of the U.S.-Mexican border on New Year’s eve. DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman stated, “Once again we have had a violent mob of migrants attempt to enter the United States illegally by attacking our [Border Patrol and Customs] agents with projectiles.” Some of the migrants tried to lift small children over the concertina wire barrier at the border with little apparent regard for the safety of those children.

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Jan 02

New Migrant Caravan Forming

Many members of the migrant caravan that left Central America in October are still on the Mexican side of the border seeking to enter the United States. Meanwhile, according to reports, a new and larger caravan–an estimated 15 thousand migrants–is preparing to leave Honduras on January 15 and head for the U.S. 

Read more at latimes.com

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Dec 27

Enforcement Pushed to ‘Breaking Point’

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen affirmed in a written statement that “Our system has been pushed to a breaking point by those who seek open borders. Smugglers, traffickers, and their own parents put . . . minors at risk by embarking on the dangerous and arduous journey north. This crisis is exacerbated by the increase in persons who are entering our custody suffering from severe respiratory illnesses or exhibit some other illness upon apprehension.” Nielsen cited four particular problems, 

an immigration system that rewards parents for sending their children across the border alone,
a system that prevents parents who bring their children on a dangerous and illegal journey from facing consequences for their actions,
an asylum process that is not able to quickly help those who qualify for asylum,
a system that encourages fraudulent claims, and a system that encourages bad actors to coach aliens into making frivolous claims.
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Dec 21

Trump Shifts Back to Shutdown

President Trump, apparently under pressure from his base, reversed his decision not to risk a government shutdown in order to get congressional funding for a border wall. The House passed the wall appropriation in its version of the budget bill, but the Senate did not authorize wall funding. If the two sides cannot reconcile their positions, and provide whatever funding the president will accept, he now appears set on vetoing the budget bill–thus bringing a shutdown. 

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Dec 18

Trump Backs Down on Shutdown

President Trump will not seek a shutdown of the government in order to get $5 billion in funding for a border wall.  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced “We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion. At the end of the day we don’t want to shut down the government, we want to shut down the border.”

Read more at washingtonpost.com

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