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.
U.S. Cuts Number of Refugees to 30,000 in FY2019 The US Refugee Admissions Program (hereinafter “USRAP”) was set up in 1980, when Congress passed the Refugee Act. U.S. and international law currently say that people can seek asylum if they fear persecution at home on the basis of their race, political opinion, nationality, religion or … Continue reading U.S. Cuts Number of Refugees to 30,000 in FY2019
A D.C.-based federal judge on August 3, 2018 ordered the Trump administration to restart in full the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (hereinafter “DACA”). U.S. District Judge John Bates stated the order would be delayed until August 23, 2018 to allow the government to appeal, but he denied a Justice Department motion to reconsider … Continue reading Judge Orders Full Restart of DACA Program
Immigration Customs Enforcement (hereinafter “ICE”) enforcement continues to hit record highs. The Agency has announced that it has served more than 5,200 I-9 audit notices to business owners across the country since January 2018. This was accomplished in two phases. From January to March, 2,540 notices were served, leading to 61 arrests. Then, in the five-day … Continue reading Government Immigration Enforcement Activity at Record High
President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court on August 1, 2018. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that federal funding could be withheld only with congressional authorization. The appeals court also noted that the U.S. District Court went too far … Continue reading 9th Circuit Rules White House Can’t Withhold Money from Sanctuary Cities