Immigration


Georgia’s Unnoticed, Rarely Used Immigration Review Board Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Georgia has a state immigration board that, in almost a decade of existence, has only served two people. The story begins in 2011, when Georgia lawmakers passed HB 87, one of the strictest laws in the U.S. aimed at curbing illegal immigration. But a provision in the law created something unique to..

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Trump offers temporary ‘Dreamers’ deal for border wall Sunday, January 20th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange or his..

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Three migrants dead, 15 missing off Libya: Italian navy

ROME, (AFP) - Three migrants died and about 15 were missing off the Libyan coast, the Italian navy said Saturday, after staging a rescue operation in the Mediterranean. The navy intervened on Friday and a helicopter rescued three people suffering from hypothermia who were flown to the southern..

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Hundreds in new U.S.-bound migrant caravan cross into Guatemala Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (Reuters) - Several hundred Honduran migrants in a new U.S.-bound caravan crossed into Guatemala on Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump seized on news of the advancing group to try to build support for a wall along his country’s border with Mexico. About 360..

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US extends troop deployment at Mexico border Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - The Pentagon said Monday it would extend until September 30 the deployment of active-duty soldiers and Coast Guard members at the US-Mexico border, while expanding the mission to include surveillance and detection. Lengthening the troops' mission past a January 31 deadline, the..

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What Did Donald Trump’s Tweet About H-1B Visas Mean? Monday, January 14th, 2019

On January 11, 2019, Donald Trump surprised the business and policy community by announcing via Twitter that positive “changes are coming soon” for H-1B visa holders. What does this announcement mean for H-1B professionals and their employers? “H-1B holders in the United States can rest..

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Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

PARIS, (AFP) - Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban. In the latest setback for the company, Huawei said Saturday it had fired an employee..

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Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse expected in Canada Sunday, January 13th, 2019

TORONTO, (AP) An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home was expected to arrive Saturday in Canada, which has granted her asylum. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would accept Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun as a refugee, capping a dramatic..

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Trump threatens emergency declaration ahead of border visit Thursday, January 10th, 2019

By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and LAURIE KELLMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw..

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Trump insists on steel wall with Mexico in prime-time speech Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - President Donald Trump used a prime-time address to the nation Tuesday to insist on $5.7 billion for a steel wall along the Mexican border that he said would stop the shedding of "American blood" by illegal immigrants. The nine-minute speech from the storied Oval Office in the..

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The reality on the border: How much will a wall really help? Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says there is a security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border that can be addressed only by spending $5.7 billion on a wall. Democrats have flatly refused to agree to the funding. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the wall an..

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Thai police say they won’t deport Saudi woman seeking asylum Monday, January 7th, 2019

By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA and AYA BATRAWY, BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand’s immigration police said Monday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family will not be sent anywhere against her..

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CHINESE PEOPLE PAYING HIGH PRICE FOR CHINA’S “BIG LEAP FORWARD” Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

It is universally agreed and there is no doubt that China has economically and industrially moved forward by leaps and bounds at astounding pace during the last two to..