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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a deadline extension to August 8 for small businesses to apply for relief loans under a federal aid program to help...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thirty-four percent of Americans, up from 27% a year ago, would prefer to see immigration to the U.S. increased. This is the highest support for expanding immigration Gallup has...
General Motors CEO and Chairman Mary Barra told CNBC on Wednesday she is “cautiously optimistic” about consumer demand returning as well as a global General Motors CEO and Chairman Mary...
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that adjudicates visas and green cards, told staff the agency is “resuming processing” of all applications for...
For the most part, Americans spent very little during the pandemic — up until now. On Tuesday, May retail sales shattered expectations, jumping 17.7% in the biggest monthly surge ever....
7,000 residents waiting to take citizenship oath The Boston Office of the federal immigration agency that deals with the country’s naturalization process reopened today, 11 weeks...
For Albert Baraka, the ceremony outside the federal immigration office in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was brief, but life changing. The 20-year-old, who came to the country six years ago as a refugee...
Programs have been launched in two of the largest U.S. states to provide economic assistance to undocumented immigrants who have been ineligible for benefits under massive federal stimulus packages...
Wall Street soared Monday after U.S.-based drugmaker Moderna said it has seen “positive” results from its first human trial for a vaccine against COVID-19, prompting hope among investors...
There’s no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has hit small businesses hard. For some, like retail and wholesale bakery Ovenly, it meant completely shutting down their operations. The New...
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USCIS Fee Hikes Will Go Into Effect for These Applications
by Melissa Cruz on July 31, 2020
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an advance copy of a final rule on July 31 that will impose significant fee increases across many facets of the legal immigration system. These changes include an astronomical 80% increase to the cost of becoming a U.S. citizen and a first-time fee for asylum applicants. The rule The post USCIS Fee Hikes Will Go Into Effect for These Applications appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Trump’s Public Charge Rule Is Blocked Again Over Impact of COVID-19
by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick on July 30, 2020
A federal judge in New York has once again put the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule on hold, but only for the duration of the COVID-19 national emergency. This rule, which went into effect in February after the Supreme Court stepped in, has restricted the ability of low-income immigrants to obtain green cards. But it’s The post Trump’s Public Charge Rule Is Blocked Again Over Impact of COVID-19 appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Government Secretly Held Asylum-Seeking Children in Hotels
by Katy Murdza on July 29, 2020
The Trump administration has been detaining immigrant children in hotels along the Texas-Mexico border and in Arizona. Some of the children are as young as 1 year old and are held in the hotels for weeks before being expelled from the United States. A group of immigrant children who were held in one of these The post Government Secretly Held Asylum-Seeking Children in Hotels appeared first on Immigration Impact.
What You Need to Know About the Partial DACA Rescission Memo
by Jorge Loweree on July 28, 2020
After nearly six weeks of inaction following its stinging defeat before the Supreme Court on June 18, the Department of Homeland Security released a memo gutting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. This will set the stage for a full rescission of the initiative in the months ahead. The Supreme Court had ruled The post What You Need to Know About the Partial DACA Rescission Memo appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Trump Deployed a Federal Agency With a History of Excessive Force to Police Racial Justice Protests
by Claudia Valenzuela on July 27, 2020
The May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers rightly sparked public outrage and protests throughout the United States. In response, the Trump administration deployed federal forces from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—which houses federal immigration enforcement agencies including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—to different cities and engaged in aerial surveillance The post Trump Deployed a Federal Agency With a History of Excessive Force to Police Racial Justice Protests appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Canadian Court Rules US Is No Longer a ‘Safe Third Country’ for Asylum Applicants
by Royce Murray on July 23, 2020
A Canadian court has ruled that the United States is no longer a country to which the Canadian government could safely return asylum seekers who crossed the U.S-Canada land border. This upends more than 15 years of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. On July 22, the Federal Court of Canada ruled that sending asylum The post Canadian Court Rules US Is No Longer a ‘Safe Third Country’ for Asylum Applicants appeared first on Immigration Impact.