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U.S. Government Allows for Additional Temporary Seasonal Worker Visas

Amid concerns of immigration restriction and difficulties, the U.S. Government has cleared the way for additional foreign workers to enter the country under temporary seasonal worker visas. This action was taken due to findings by federal officials that showed a lack of qualified American workers willing to perform certain temporary non-agricultural jobs. Because a lack […]

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New Controversial Surveillance Tool Used in Immigration

A new controversial tool is being used by various authorities to identify undocumented immigrants. The devices, known as stingrays, are used by police purportedly to tackle terrorism. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says the devices work by intercepting cell signals, which then provide police the location of the phone owner and can sometimes allow […]

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Fear of Deportation Keeps Immigrants in Abusive Households

Undocumented immigrants in the United States often suffer from poor working conditions, poor housing conditions, and poor treatment at the hands of employers, criminal offenders, and even their own loved ones. These individuals will often not report to law enforcement out of fear of deportation. Failure to make necessary reports of abuse in any of […]

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America Not Utilizing Immigrant Talent

America has always been the land of opportunity. The idea is that America is a place where anyone who plays by the rules is welcome with open arms to prosper and enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Recent updates in immigration law prove problematic for many reasons—one being that talented individuals may be […]

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U.S. Citizen Detained by Mistake Files Lawsuit

A new lawsuit in Florida is testing the Trump administration policies meant to exert pressure on cities and counties that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers. In essence, the detainers will ask local authorities to hold people in jail on behalf of ICE, who then arrests them. Sanctuary cities that do […]

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Why You Need an Immigration Lawyer in Philadelphia

Recently, the city of Philadelphia notified the Department of Justice that it follows federal regulations on undocumented immigrants. This means that the city will relay all and any information it collects regarding undocumented immigrants who are arrested to the federal government. If you are still going through the complex process of obtaining a United States […]

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Current Administration’s Back Door Policies for Wealthy Immigrants

Under the current administration, wealthy immigrants can be placed on a green card priority travel list. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has 10,000 EB-5 visa spots available annually for foreign investors to purchase on a fast track; however, they must invest $500,000 to $1 million into a US-based development project. Aside from giving […]

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Anti-Immigration Policies Hurt Americans

As the current administration continues to pursue anti-immigration policies, it is important to remember that immigrants are not the only people harmed by these restrictions. Anti-immigration laws impact the livelihood of every American. The Economic Cost of Anti-Immigration Policies Immigrants are crucial to the economic health of the country. According to a recent report from […]

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How America’s Immigrant Workforce is Changing

Immigrants account for 17 percent of the American labor force. The U.S. needs all of these immigrant workers; as baby boomers retire and birth rates fall, the nation has fewer native born workers to draw on. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, the U.S. workforce will shrink dramatically over the next 20 years […]

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How the First 100 Days Affected Immigration

One of the major points of action and, indeed, contention within the president’s first 100 days in office was the issue of immigration. A list released by the Trump administration which details “victories” of the administration within the first 100 days goes into some detail regarding the enforcement of immigration law. Highlighted in particular are […]

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