Zero Tolerance?

Families are still being separated at the border, months after “zero tolerance” was reversed. Immigration lawyers say border agents are again removing children from their parents. The explanation? They’re been protecting kids from criminal dads and moms. Immigration advocates say it’s zero tolerance by another name.   Trump administration has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border, in some …

Trump’s Obsession with the “Deep State: …

A former Trump advisor and confident Steve Bannon created a “fable” that the U.S. intelligent community; the FBI, CIA, NSA- will stop at nothing to countermand Trump’s will and his anti- immigration agenda. The Deep State rhetoric focuses on a Nazi concept that you can only believe and trust your leader. All other sources of news are false. “It’s FAKE …

Warning! To Foreign Students (F-1 and M-1) Visas

As of August 9, 2018, foreign students who were admitted in the United States in (D/S) Duration of Stay on their I-94 will automatically accrue unlawful presence on the day after USCIS determined that the alien has violated his/her nonimmigrant status (for example- working without employment authorization, failure to attend the designated school as a full-time student, conviction of a …

Immigration Update

Immigrants may be denied green cards if they’ve received benefits. The regulation could force millions of low-income families to choose between government assistance and permanent settlement in the U.S. The Trump administration proposed expanding its pre-election crackdown on immigration by denying Green Cards to legal immigrants if they have received government assistance. According to POLITICO, immigrants can be denied so-called …

Immigration In the USA

How many people are entering the U.S.? The number of immigrants coming to the U.S. legally has increased steadily since the end of World War II. In 1946, 108,721 people were legally admitted into the country, a number that climbed to 1.2 million in 2016, the most recent year for which Department of Homeland Security has released statistics. Mexico accounted …

PERM (Labor Certification) The challenges of shifting away from a demand-driven immigration

This proposed system would represent a departure from the demand-driven (PERM) model that characterizes the U.S. employment-based immigration system. Under the current system, employers are allowed to select the workers they need, subject to government regulations. Specifically, employers can petition for foreign workers through different visa preference categories. Because they respond directly to the labor needs of employers, immigration systems …

What Lies Beneath the Raise Act?

The recently introduced Trump inspired Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (Raise Act) would mark a sweeping overhaul for the U.S. immigration system. It will significantly reduce levels of legal immigration to the United States by drastically cutting off some family-based categories, redefining others, and eliminating the diversity Visa. It would also substitute the existing employment-based (PERM) with a …

I’d walk a mile for a Camel (1950 Ad for Camel Cigarettes)

I’d walk a mile for a Camel (1950 Ad for Camel Cigarettes)   A camel has been associated with caravans dating back to 200 A.D. A caravan was described as a group of people and pack animals, primarily camels on a trade exposition through a desert. The word caravan comes from the ancient Persian “kārwān” meaning “a group of desert …

DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO: “WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE”

DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO: “WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE” Unfortunately, President Trump decided on Easter Sunday that the deal for “Dreamers” is no more. According to USA Today, the President has used this Easter Holiday message of goodwill to announce the end of DACA. More than 80,000 DACA recipients will be affected by this mean-spirited claim. The “Dreamers” are young people brought …