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  • Article: Stephen Miller‘s Racially Motivated Animus Toward Immigrants Is Revealed By Walter Ewing

    Stephen Miller‘s Racially Motivated Animus Toward Immigrants Is Revealed by Walter Ewing White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is no friend to immigrants—particularly those he views as racially “lesser than.” While this is evident from the anti-immigrant policies Miller has promoted over the past three years, it is also crystal clear in the private messages he sends to other anti-immigrant activists. In these unguarded moments, Miller expresses many unfounded stereo...
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  • Article: The Devil is in the Details: Digging Deeper into 2020 Refugee Resettlement Changes By Kristie De Peña,  Matthew La Corte

    The Devil is in the Details: Digging Deeper into 2020 Refugee Resettlement Changes by Kristie De Peña, Matthew La Corte The 2020 Presidential Determination (PD) setting the annual number of refugee admissions at 18,000 is one of the administration’s most consequential decisions on immigration to date. Over the course of the Trump administration, the refugee ceiling has dropped precipitously from 110,000, despite a growing humanitarian and national security need.   News of this...
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  • Article: The Trump Administration Releases a New Hymnal to Curb the Administrative State ~ Immigration Lawyers Erupt in Rapturous Song By Angelo Paparelli

    The Trump Administration Releases a New Hymnal to Curb the Administrative State ~ Immigration Lawyers Erupt in Rapturous Song by Angelo Paparelli President Trump’s October 9, 2019 overtures landed as music to the ears of many grizzled immigration lawyers who persistently suffer battle fatigue from the culture of virtually never.  On that day the President released a double album, each with artfully penned liner notes: Executive Order on Promoting the Rule of Law Through Transparen...
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  • Article: Weed and Worry — The Immigration Consequences of Engaging in the Cannabis Trade By Angelo Paparelli

    Weed and Worry — The Immigration Consequences of Engaging in the Cannabis Trade by Angelo Paparelli The legal cannabis business is spreading like weeds. As several states and foreign countries have enacted laws decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, a fresh rush of reefer madness has overtaken the business world. Investments in the cannabis industry are now available as ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), and marijuana startups are proliferating at eve...
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  • Article: The Supreme Court Heard a Major Case on DACA. Here’s What You Need to Know By Jorge Loweree

    The Supreme Court Heard a Major Case on DACA. Here’s What You Need to Know. by Jorge Loweree The Supreme Court heard arguments on November 12 in three cases challenging President Trump’s attempted rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. The Court’s decision could have far-reaching consequences for DACA recipients and the limits of executive authority when it comes to immigration law and policy. President Obama created the DACA initiative in June 2...
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  • Article:USCIS Proposes Increased Fees for All Immigration-Related Applications By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    USCIS Proposes Increased Fees for All Immigration-Related Applications by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick In a new proposal officially put forward on Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) called for major fee hikes for immigration-related applications. The cost for becoming a citizen would rise above $1,000 for the first time in history. In another first, USCIS proposed a new fee for asylum seekers, which would make the United States only the fourth country in the world to...
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  • Article: Poland Enters the US Visa Waiver Program, Signaling a Boost to the Countries’ Relationship By Walter Ewing

    Poland Enters the US Visa Waiver Program, Signaling a Boost to the Countries’ Relationship by Walter Ewing Poland officially began its participation in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) on November 11. Under the program, Polish nationals can now spend up to 90 days in the United States without first obtaining a visa. Overall, Poland’s entry into the program will benefit tourists and business travelers from Poland, as well as give a boost to the U.S. tourism industry. The VWP began in 1986 ...
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  • Article: Why the EB-5 Industry Seeks to Make the TEA Incentive Meaningless Again and Continues to Keep EB-5 Investors in the Dark By Gary Friedland

    Why the EB-5 Industry Seeks to Make the TEA Incentive Meaningless Again and Continues to Keep EB-5 Investors in the Dark by Gary Friedland ...
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  • Article: EB-5 Bill Would Override Pending Regulations By David North

    Article: EB-5 Bill Would Override Pending Regulations By David North

    EB-5 Bill Would Override Pending Regulations by David North A disastrous bill on the EB-5 (immigrant investor) program, covered with attractive cake frosting, looms just off the floor of the U.S. Senate. It would simultaneously parole in some 73,000 aliens on either the EB-5 waiting list or with un-acted-upon petitions, most immediately and some over the next three years, thus blowing away the long-established 10,000 yearly limit on this program. And it would restore the gerrymandering...
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  • Article: ‘I Have DACA. No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, I’ll Continue to Build American Communities.’ By Marco Dorado

    ‘I Have DACA. No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, I’ll Continue to Build American Communities.’ by Marco Dorado On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the legality of President Trump’s 2017 rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. The court’s decision will impact the ability of nearly 700,000 DACA recipients across the country to continue to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation. The Supreme Court’s ...
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