Trump Administration Doubles Worksite Investigations To Combat Illegal Immigration : The Two-Way : NPR

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents gather before serving a employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Los Angeles in January. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption toggle caption Chris Carlson/AP U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents gather before serving a employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Los Angeles in January. Chris Carlson/AP The Trump administration announced Monday that it has dramatically increased the number of worksite investigations and audits to make sure that American businesses do not employ people who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigration…

Bernie Sanders: Trump administration ‘heartless’ toward immigrants

“…Trump is moving in exactly the wrong direction and we see the cruelty of his immigration policies …,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said of President Donald Trump. | Getty Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President Donald Trump and his administration are “heartless” toward immigrants. “I think it is heartless. I think the entire Trump views on immigration is heartless,” Sanders said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Story Continued Below Last week, chief of staff John Kelly told NPR that “the laws are the laws”…

Trump administration ended TPS over embassy objections

CLOSE About 60,000 Hondurans could lose their Temporary Protected Status this month. Reporter Daniel Gonzalez shares the story of one woman who could be impacted. Alejandro Barahona, The Republic | azcentral.com Supporters of Temporary Protected Status immigrants chant at a rally in San Francisco on March 12, 2018, before a news conference announcing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to end the program that lets immigrants live and work legally in the United States.(Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP) U.S. embassy officials in El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti spent…

The Trump administration is quietly cracking down on documented immigrants – ThinkProgress

The Trump administration is quietly targeting visas for highly-skilled foreign workers and their spouses as part of a sweeping effort to cut down on immigration to the United States. Activists say the move is inhumane and business leaders argue it will hurt the economy. A report released Tuesday by the Silicon Valley-backed immigration lobbying group FWD.us lays out the White House’s ongoing assault on immigration more broadly, as well as under-the-radar efforts targeting documented immigrants specifically. Founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the organization’s report…

ACLU sues Trump administration for separating immigrant couples

BOSTON (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging what it calls a pattern by President Donald Trump’s administration of detaining illegal immigrants seeking to legalize their status based on marriages to U.S. citizens. U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (not pictured) at the White House in Washington D.C., U.S. April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo The proposed class action was filed late on Tuesday in federal court in Boston and alleges that immigration officials have been illegally…

Trump Administration Not Bothering With Illusion of Due Process for Immigrants Facing Deportation Anymore

Photo: Getty Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Department was going to introduce case “quotas” for judges in U.S. immigration courts. Today, the Washington Post reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking his attack on the rights of immigrant detainees even further. According to the Post’s Maria Sacchetti, the Justice Department has “temporarily” halted a legal assistance program for “detained foreign nationals” while “it audits the program’s cost effectiveness.” The Post says that the nonprofit Vera Institute of Justice, which has a contract with DOJ…

Trump administration seeks to close immigration ‘loopholes’

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) – Frustrated by slow action on a big campaign promise, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built. Trump told reporters he’s been discussing the idea with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. “We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going…

Trump administration seeks to close immigration ‘loopholes’

Jill Colvin, Associated Press Published 6:31 a.m. ET April 3, 2018 President Donald Trump(Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP) Washington – Trump administration officials said they’re crafting a new legislative package aimed at closing immigration “loopholes” after the president called on Republican lawmakers to immediately pass a border bill using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through. “The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our “Weak Laws” Border, had better be stopped before it gets there. Cash cow NAFTA is in play,…

Trump administration, seeking to speed deportations, plans to impose quotas on immigration judges

Trump administration, seeking to speed deportations, plans to impose quotas on immigration judges  Los Angeles Times Trump administration seeks to impose quotas on immigration judges, speed up deportations  Chicago Tribune Trump administration, seeking to speed deportations, to impose quotas on immigration judges  The Denver Post Justice Department rolls out case quotas for immigration judges  CNN Full coverage Source link

Trump says he welcomes skilled immigrants, but administration keeps adding hurdles

It may be a while before President Trump gets another chance at creating a new, “merit-based” immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan that Congress rejected last month. In the meantime, his administration is busy making it harder, not easier, for skilled migrants to come work in the United States. The State Department has ended an Obama-era program to grant visas to foreign entrepreneurs who want to start companies in the U.S. It is more aggressively scrutinizing visas given to skilled workers from other countries. And it is contemplating…