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Oct 02, 2017

U.S. to Begin Collecting Social Media Information on All Immigrants

Starting October 18, as part of a new tracking system, the Department of Homeland Security will collect social media and internet data on U.S. immigrants, including lawful permanent residents, and naturalized citizens.  This new plan will coincide with the start of the White House’s new travel restrictions on citizens from Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela.

The data collection plan covers things like Facebook and Twitter, and potentially even Google search results. » Read More

Sep 29, 2017

NEWS UPDATE: President Trump Reduces Refugee Resettlement in the United States to Its Lowest Level in History

The White House plans to formally announce that it will cap the number of refugees who will be able to resettle in the United States to 45,000, according to numerous news outlets.  This is the lowest annual level set since the passage of federal legislation in 1980 that gave this power to the president.  Last year, President Obama set the annual cap at 110,000, although far fewer refugees actually arrived in the United States.» Read More

Sep 05, 2017

Breaking: Attorney General Rescinds DACA – Hundreds of Thousands of Individuals, Schools, Colleges, and Employers Uncertain What Happens Next

As expected, the Department of Justice just announced that the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—known as DACA—has been rescinded.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered the news in a morning press conference at the Department of Justice.

The Attorney General noted that the Department of Homeland Security has developed a plan to begin the “immediate wind-down” of the DACA program.» Read More

Jun 15, 2012

DREAM Becomes Reality Today

President Barack Obama today announced a dramatic shift in policy which effectively enacts portions of the stalled DREAM ACT offering hope to almost a million young people who have been in legal limbo.  If one meets the eligibility requirements deportation will be deferred for two years and a renewable work permit will be available.  The deferred deportation and work permit will be renewable and deportation will continued to be deferred.» Read More

Jan 18, 2011

White House Announces Changes to U.S. Policy on Cuba

On January 14th, 2011, the White House announced that President Obama has ordered significant changes to policies regarding Cuba and has directed Secretaries of State, Treasury and Homeland Security to take certain steps towards changing regulations and policies governing:

  1. purposeful travel;
  2. non-family remittances; and
  3. U.S. airports supporting licensed charter flights to and from Cuba.
» Read More

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