Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department

The State Department statistics offer a window into how the Homeland Security Department's forthcoming public charge regulation could reshape the legal immigration system. Under the regulation, which is expected to be finalized in the coming days, DHS will adopt a more aggressive public charge analysis to evaluate applications for green cards and visa renewals.

Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department

By Ted Hesson (politico.com)

The number of Mexicans refused immigrant visas to the U.S. because they might become dependent on government benefits …

Rushing Immigration Court Cases Through ‘Rocket Dockets’ Deprives Families of Due Process

Rocket dockets are unnecessary to ensure that people attend their immigration hearings. Immigrant families are generally eager to attend their hearings. These hearings are the only way for them to obtain permanent protections in the United States.

Rushing Immigration Court Cases Through ‘Rocket Dockets’ Deprives Families of Due Process

By Katy Murdza (immigrationimpact.com)

In an attempt to rush through immigrant families’ court cases, the government began implementing “rocket dockets” in September …

Trump’s Plan to Subject Hundreds of Thousands to Fast-Track Deportations Faces New Lawsuit

Now, under the administration’s new rule, immigration officers can apply expedited removal to anyone picked up anywhere in the United States who cannot prove that he or she has been living continuously in the country for two or more years. The lawsuit is asking a federal judge to stop the administration from applying expedited removal so broadly.

Trump’s Plan to Subject Hundreds of Thousands to Fast-Track Deportations Faces New Lawsuit

By Karolina Walters (immigrationimpact.com)

The Trump administration recently announced it would start applying a fast-tracked deportation process known as “expedited removal” to …

USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming Nearly 7,500 New Citizens

On July 4, we celebrate the day the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, declaring that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation – the United States of America – and were no longer part of the British Empire. Each year, USCIS marks Independence Day with naturalization ceremonies.

USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming Nearly 7,500 New Citizens

By USCIS

WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country …

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