Posts by: David Tuteur

A recently released report of an inspector general’s audit into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found that the Trump Administration is unable to verify the total number of migrant families separated in the wake of its “zero tolerance” policy. The policy, first implemented in May 2018, aimed to refer all adults entering the […]

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On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Federal District Judge Michael Simon granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the government from implementing President Donald Trump’s October proclamation requiring immigrants to show proof of health insurance. The order would have taken effect on November 3, 2019, and would require immigrants to prove that they are covered by […]

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The Obama Administration created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, in 2012 to establish protections for children who were brought to the U.S. without proper immigration documentation. The program was available for undocumented foreign nationals who met certain requirements, including having arrived in the United States prior to 2007 when they were under […]

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Over 1,200 students from more than 17 colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and the University of California-Berkley, are pledging not to work for software company Palantir over its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Palantir has come under recent criticism for providing data-mining software for ICE’s Investigative Case Management system, which is used […]

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On September 4, 2019, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register that would amend current regulations to require petitioners filing an H-1B cap-subject petition to pay a registration fee. The rule proposes that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would charge a $10 fee for […]

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While the U.S. gets stricter on employment immigration, entrepreneurs choose to set up shop in Canada instead.  

Everyone always seems to be concerned about the health of the economy, and rightfully so. As a country, we would all like to see our economy do better, and one way to do that is by […]

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DHS releases updates to EB-5 Investor Visa Program.

Do you just happen to have $1.8 million lying around? If so, you might be eligible for an EB-5 visa. For the first time since 1992, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is updating the rules for the EB-5 investor visa program, which will […]

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A brief history of immigration restrictions in America and how they have changed over time.

If you are an American citizen, there’s a pretty strong chance that you are descended from immigrants. Different generations of immigrants have had to face their own unique sets of problems, but many would find today’s immigration […]

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Employers see first return of no-match letters since 2011.

This March, the Social Security Administration (SSA) started sending letters to employers whose name and social security number (SSN) for one or more of their employees do not correspond to SSA records, also known as “no-match” letters. No-match letters might come about due […]

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International students’ summer work authorizations are facing significant delays at USCIS.

Most students are well-acquainted with the feeling of stress that often comes with the task of finding an internship for the summer. For international students, though, the difficulties are just beginning once they receive a summer job offer.

The work authorization process has been […]

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Fact Check: DACA Recipients are not “Hardened Criminals”

On November 12, 2019, the President tweeted, “Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from “angels.” Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!” Later, Trump … read more

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U.S. Government Lacked Technology to Track Separated Migrant Families

A recently released report of an inspector general’s audit into the Department of Homeland Security [...]

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Health Insurance Requirement

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Federal District Judge Michael Simon granted a temporary restraining [...]

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