Universities and colleges across the United States must add an additional task to their preparations for the start of the 2017-2018 Academic Year: the Trump Travel Ban.
As the NMM Immigration Law Blog previously reported, the travel ban remains in place for those from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Libya, unless there is a bona fide relationship with either a person or an entity in the United States.» Read More
The fates of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants will likely be decided in September, when the Trump Administration determines whether it will continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, better known as “DACA.”
As reported most recently in CNN, an order from a federal court in Texas instructs that the Trump Administration must decide whether it will cease the DACA program by September 5, 2017; if the program continues past that date, several state attorneys general, suing on behalf of their states, will be permitted to continue with a civil action to have the program judicially terminated. » Read More
This week, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Elaine Duke, became acting director of the department. She replaces John Kelly, who recently left the position after being appointed White House Chief of Staff. DHS oversees immigration and deportation enforcement throughout the United States.
Ms. Duke has a long career in both government and the private sector. She worked for many years in the Department of Defense under both Republican and Democratic administrations. » Read More
Yesterday, President Trump announced his support for a U.S. Senate proposal to cut legal immigration in half. The plan was proposed by Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia. The NMM Immigration Blog first reported on this issue here after the Perdue-Cotton Plan was introduced into the Senate. As mentioned, the United States currently accepts approximately 1 million legal immigrants into the United States, and this bill would attempt to cut that number over the next ten years to about 500,000. » Read More
At a panel discussion in New York this week, the Chief Economist for Moody’s Investors Service, Mark Zandi, said that “[m]ore immigration is the single best way to consistently lift economic growth and standards of living.” The panel took place at the NASDAQ, was sponsored by the ADP Research Institute and moderated by Yahoo! News.The panel was in agreement that greater immigration was necessary for a prosperous economy. » Read More