With immigration being a hot button topic these days check out my blog to help you better understand the role immigration has played, currently plays, and will continue to play in american history.
The State Department is giving immigration and consular officials new grounds to deny entry to visitors to the United States or to kick them out if they are already here. In a cable to American embassies around the world, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson wrote that visitors who require a visa before entering the … Continue reading State Department Tightens Rules for Visas to U.S.
The fear that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (hereinafter “ICE”) will come knocking, potentially tearing families apart, is one shared by millions of our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and classmates. An estimated 16 million people currently reside in mixed-status families in the U.S. More than 5 million children are at risk of losing a parent to deportation. … Continue reading Over 5 Million Families in America Are at Risk of Being Divided by Deportation
The Trump administration is considering reducing the number of refugees admitted to the country over the next year to below 50,000, according to current and former government officials familiar with the discussions. This would be the lowest number since at least 1980. President Trump promised during his 2016 campaign to deny admittance to refugees who … Continue reading White House Considering Lowering Refugee Quota to Below 50,000
On September 13, 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union (hereinafter “ACLU”), the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the ACLU of Massachusetts sued the Department of Homeland Security (hereinafter “DHS”) on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without warrants at the U.S. border. The plaintiffs in the case are 10 U.S. citizens and … Continue reading ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging the Constitutionality of Border Searches of Electronic Devices