White House Announces Proposed Rule to Encourage Foreign Entrepreneurs to Do Business in the United States

White House Announces Proposed Rule to Encourage Foreign Entrepreneurs to Do Business in the United States

The White House announced a proposed rule to encourage entrepreneurs throughout the world to develop their ideas and create jobs in the U.S. This long-awaited initiative is part of the executive actions announced in November 2014. Under current immigration law, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discretionary authority to grant parole on a case-by-case basis […]

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Softening Rhetoric but No Immigration Policy Shift From Donald Trump

Softening Rhetoric but No Immigration Policy Shift From Donald Trump

Written by on August 25, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

When it comes to immigration, Donald Trump is big on rhetoric and short on substance. This is why no one is quite sure what to make of Trump’s change in tone as to what should be done about the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. In an August 24 town hall-style […]

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No Pivot Here: Donald Trump’s Rhetorical Tricks on Immigration

No Pivot Here: Donald Trump’s Rhetorical Tricks on Immigration

Written by on August 24, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

The media has swooned over a few vague statements made of late by presidential candidate Donald Trump. He has spent the past few days hinting that he may “soften” his immigration policy with respect to the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Up until very recently he has said  that undocumented immigrants […]

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Will a Questionnaire Catch a Terrorist? Donald Trump’s “Extreme Vetting” Plan

Will a Questionnaire Catch a Terrorist? Donald Trump’s “Extreme Vetting” Plan

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

One of Donald Trump’s more recent, outrageous ideas having to do with immigration is to conduct what he calls “extreme vetting” of prospective immigrants to the United States. The basic idea is to weed out those would-be immigrants “who support bigotry and hatred,” and the main target of this turbo-charged vetting is anyone who happens […]

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Eight Foreign-Born Olympians Win Medals for Team USA

Eight Foreign-Born Olympians Win Medals for Team USA

Written by on August 22, 2016 in Integration with 0 Comments

This year, nearly 50 foreign-born athletes proudly represented the U.S. as part of the Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, and eight of them won medals. Kerron Clement, born in Trinidad and Tobago, won Gold in the men’s 400 meter hurdles (Track and Field). Kyrie Irving, who won gold with the U.S. Men’s Basketball team, […]

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Why the Department of Homeland Security Should Also End Private Prison Contracts

Why the Department of Homeland Security Should Also End Private Prison Contracts

Written by on August 19, 2016 in Asylum, Enforcement with 0 Comments

For two years, women and children from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala have been fleeing to the United States to escape the extreme violence of gangs which control large swaths of territory within their home countries. And for two years the Obama Administration has responded to this humanitarian crisis by locking up the women and […]

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Lengthy Detention and Reprehensible Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities, New Evidence Shows

Lengthy Detention and Reprehensible Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities, New Evidence Shows

Written by on August 18, 2016 in Abuses, Border Enforcement, Detention, Enforcement with 2 Comments

Each year, the Border Patrol—a division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—holds hundreds of thousands of individuals in detention facilities near the U.S. southern border. These facilities are meant to hold individuals for a short time while they undergo initial processing and until a decision is made about the appropriate next step in their cases. […]

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Immigration Enforcement Still Missing the Mark on Detainers

Immigration Enforcement Still Missing the Mark on Detainers

Written by on August 17, 2016 in Enforcement, Interior Enforcement with 0 Comments

In November 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the end of the Secure Communities program and the launch of its replacement: the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP). Under PEP, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claims to focus its efforts on apprehending individuals actually convicted of specified crimes. ICE also replaced many detainers with Request […]

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Donald Trump’s Shortsighted Immigration Plans Won’t Secure the Homeland

Donald Trump’s Shortsighted Immigration Plans Won’t Secure the Homeland

Written by on August 16, 2016 in Border Enforcement, Elections, Enforcement with 0 Comments

As any serious national security expert will tell you, trying to find a potential terrorist by treating all immigrants or Muslims as security risks is far too vague to be effective. Accurate intelligence and effective information-sharing across agencies is the key to national security—not profiling. Yet in a bombastic August 15 speech, Republican presidential nominee […]

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Why 22 Mothers Are On a Hunger Strike at the Berks Family Detention Facility

Why 22 Mothers Are On a Hunger Strike at the Berks Family Detention Facility

Written by on August 15, 2016 in Border Enforcement, Detention, Refugee Status with 0 Comments

In protest of their families’ ongoing and prolonged detention in the Berks County Residential Center, a group of mothers began a hunger strike on Monday, August 8. They penned a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson explaining why: We left our homes in Central America to escape corruption, threats, and violence. We […]

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