Category: immigration

Trump’s Immigration Proclamation Starts Debate over Wages and Jobs
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Trump’s Immigration Proclamation Starts Debate over Wages and Jobs

President Donald Trump’s White House proclamation Wednesday declares legal immigration can hurt Americans’ wages, and gives the public 50 days to organize a political push against the D.C. establishment’s support for the cheap-labor status quo. “I think it is great that he did it,” said Hilarie Gamm, the pseudonymous software professional who helped create the…

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Trump Immigration Pause Exempts EB-5 Program for Chinese Investors
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Trump Immigration Pause Exempts EB-5 Program for Chinese Investors

President Trump’s executive order pausing some green card issuance specifically exempts a visa program allowing China’s elite to effectively buy American citizenship for themselves and their families. On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order pausing visa processing for foreign nationals seeking employment-based and extended family green cards. The order comes with a series of expansive…

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Trump: Immigration Pause Will Not Apply to H-2A Visa Workers
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Trump: Immigration Pause Will Not Apply to H-2A Visa Workers

President Trump revealed on Tuesday that his executive order pausing most legal immigration in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis will not keep farmers from fast-tracking foreign workers into the country. During his daily press briefing, Trump said the upcoming executive order to pause immigration to the U.S. will exempt foreign workers arriving through…

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NYT Says Trump’s Immigration Suspension Includes Visa Workers
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NYT Says Trump’s Immigration Suspension Includes Visa Workers

President Donald Trump’s temporary suspension of the immigrant inflow includes the routine inflow of non-immigrant visa workers, according to the New York Times. “A formal order temporarily barring the provision of new green cards and work visas could come as early as the next few days, according to several people familiar with the plan,” said…

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Join our conference call with immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn Tuesday at 1pm PDT
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Join our conference call with immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn Tuesday at 1pm PDT

She’ll answer questions submitted by Extra Crunch subscribers The world has been turned upside-down the past few weeks, with flight cancellations, global travel bans and a massive slowdown of worldwide commerce. For immigrants to the United States here on work visas, these are particularly ambiguous and challenging times. We’ve had prominent Silicon Valley immigration attorney…

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Trump to halt immigration from Africa’s top tech hub, Nigeria
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Trump to halt immigration from Africa’s top tech hub, Nigeria

The Trump administration announced Friday it would halt immigration from Nigeria — Africa’s most populous nation with the continent’s largest economy and leading tech sector. The restrictions would stop short of placing a full travel ban on the country of 200 million, but will suspend U.S. immigrant visas for Nigeria, along with Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and…

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Study: Immigration to Redistribute 26 Congressional Seats to Blue States
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Study: Immigration to Redistribute 26 Congressional Seats to Blue States

The nation’s illegal and legal immigration system will help shift 26 congressional seats, primarily from red states, and redistribute them to mostly blue states next year, according to new analysis. Every year, the United States imports about 1.2 million legal immigrants who largely arrive to reunite with foreign relatives already in the country. This level…

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CNN, NYT Fail to Ask a Single Immigration Question to 2020 Democrats
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CNN, NYT Fail to Ask a Single Immigration Question to 2020 Democrats

CNN and the New York Times failed to ask a single immigration-related question to 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates during the fourth Democrat debate. Despite being the leading issue among all American voters, according to Harvard/Harris polling, CNN anchors and a New York Times reporter ignored the immigration issue that motivated millions of voters in…

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