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Biden Lifts Trump's
Green Card Freeze
Feb 25, 2021 5:04 AM CST
Biden Lifts Trump's Green Card Freeze
Republican's order halted most legal immigration
- President Biden reversed yet another order from his predecessor Wednesday, lifting the "pause" on immigration that Donald Trump introduced in April last year. Biden said the Trump freeze on green cards, which was extended after being issued for an initial 60 days, did not protect the US economy as...
Expands Visa Ban
Jun 22, 2020 3:46 PM CDT
Trump Extends, Expands Visa Ban
Temporary work visas added to freeze
- The Trump administration said Monday that it is extending a ban on green cards issued outside the US until the end of the year and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations. The administration cast the effort as a...
Disney Gives the World
Good Coronavirus News
Mar 14, 2020 11:20 AM CDT
Disney Gives the World Good Coronavirus News
But sadly the world has its youngest coronavirus case: a newborn
- Amid all the negative COVID-19 stories, a good one from Disney:
will be available for streaming three months earlier than expected, CNN reports. New Disney CEO Bob Chapek says the movie's "powerful themes of perseverance and the importance of family" are "incredibly relevant during this...
SCOTUS Will Allow
Trump's Green Card Rule
Jan 27, 2020 2:38 PM CST
SCOTUS Will Allow Trump's Green Card Rule
Reverses a previous ruling that put a hold on the policy
- A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents, the AP reports. The new policy can be used to deny green cards to immigrants over their use of public benefits...
Actress Giving Up
Green Card: 'This Is War'
Jan 7, 2020 6:43 AM CST
Actress Giving Up Green Card: 'This Is War'
Yael Stone says she'll stay in her native Australia to reduce carbon emissions in climate change fight
Orange Is the New Black
alumnus is distressed at how climate change is affecting the world, and at her part in it—and so is putting "some skin in the game" to fight it. Yael Stone, who played Lorna Morello in the hit Netflix series, has long enjoyed...
New Rule Penalizes Immigrants
Who Get Federal Aid
Aug 12, 2019 12:10 PM CDT
New Rule Penalizes Immigrants Who Get Federal Aid
They might be denied green cards if they're deemed to be a 'public charge'
- The Trump administration announced Monday that it is moving ahead with one of its most aggressive steps to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, or other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal...
New Rule Could Punish
Green Card Applicants
on Public Assistance
Sep 23, 2018 8:02 AM CDT
New Rule Could Punish Green Card Applicants on Public Assistance
Trump administration proposes making it 'a heavily weighed negative factor'
- Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free—well, maybe not your huddled masses if they're poor, under a new policy being considered by the Trump administration that would deny green cards to immigrants on public assistance. As CNN reports, the Department of Homeland...
Melania's Parents Under
Scrutiny As Trump
Blasts 'Chain Migration'
Feb 22, 2018 7:57 AM CST
Melania's Parents Under Scrutiny As Trump Blasts 'Chain Migration'
How did Viktor and Amalija Knavs come to gain legal residency in the US?
- President Trump has railed against so-called "chain migration"—more commonly called family reunification, the visa process by which green card holders or legal residents in the US can bring family members over from their home countries, per NPR —but now the focus is turning to how the...
Colleagues 'Outraged' at
Mich. Doctor's ICE Detention
Jan 22, 2018 6:58 AM CST
Colleagues 'Outraged' at Mich. Doctor's ICE Detention
Lukasz Niec may be sent back to Poland after 40 years in US; 'I ... thought it was a prank,' wife says
- A quarter of a century ago, 17-year-old Lukasz Niec took a plea deal on two misdemeanors—a move that might send the now-43-year-old Michigan doctor back to his native Poland, despite the fact that he's lived in the US since he was a young child, speaks no Polish, and...
Kushner Sister Woos Chinese
Investors With US Green Cards
May 7, 2017 9:18 AM CDT
Kushner Sister Woos Chinese Investors With US Green Cards
Nicole Meyer played up family ties in pitch that highlights controversial visa program
- The sister of President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is courting Chinese investors with a much-criticized federal visa program that provides a path toward obtaining US green cards, reports the AP . Kushner's sister, Nicole Meyer, promoted One Journal Square, a Kushner Companies' development in Jersey City, at an event...
A Travel Ban,
a CNN Producer,
Feb 1, 2017 2:29 PM CST
A Travel Ban, a CNN Producer, a Lawsuit
- A Trump administration official has called the president's travel ban a "massive success," but a CNN employee may beg to differ. Per the
, Mohammed Tawfeeq—an Iraqi national and permanent legal US resident who's an editor and producer for the news network—was held...
5 States With Most,
Fewest Green Cards
Feb 1, 2017 10:29 AM CST
5 States With Most, Fewest Green Cards
No. 1 state has a large population from Dominican Republic
- With much ado about President Trump's immigration travel ban , 24/7 Wall St. takes a timely look at which US states house the most immigrants holding green cards, allowing them to legally live and work in America, as well as serve in the US military. The site examined a Department...
Grant a Christmas
Wish for 200K
Dec 21, 2016 8:46 AM CST
Obama Could Grant a Christmas Wish for 200K
Fearing deportation under Trump, immigrants hope for his pardon
- As a teenager, 31-year-old Liz was convicted of fraud after attempting to return an item to a store for her uncle (she was unaware he hadn't bought it there). Years later, she was convicted again after agreeing to pick up a package for a friend, which she later learned...
Oregon First Lady
Admits to 'Illegal'
Oct 10, 2014 10:14 AM CDT
Oregon First Lady Admits to 'Illegal' First Marriage
Cylvia Hayes says Gov. John Kitzhaber didn't know she had married immigrant
- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber knew his fiancee had been married before when they got engaged this summer after a 10-year relationship. The only problem is, he didn't know Cylvia Hayes had had three previous marriages, not two—and that the third one was to an Ethiopian immigrant looking to...
Staying in US
Dec 4, 2013 6:50 AM CST
Obama's 'Drunken Uncle' Staying in US
Onyango Obama gets green card
- Onyango Obama, or as some in the GOP like to call him, President Obama's "drunken uncle," is staying in the States. A US immigration judge ruled yesterday that the elder Obama, who dodged deportation for decades and was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, can remain in...
Aug 12, 2013 5:08 PM CDT
Record Numbers Renouncing US Citizenship
Probably to avoid tax crackdown
- Many American expats are following in the footsteps of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and ditching their US citizenship, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. In likely related news, the US is cracking down on overseas tax evaders. The number of citizenship renouncers is not huge, but it is growing in record...
Gay Pride Has
Jul 1, 2013 5:56 AM CDT
Gay Pride Has a Momentous Weekend
First green card issued to gay couple as pride parades held, anthem turns hit
- Following last week's Supreme Court decisions , it was a big weekend for gay pride. Two days after the court struck down DOMA, a gay Fort Lauderdale couple was able to get a green card, the
reports—making them the first same-sex married couple to do so. Music...
Green Card Lottery Faces Axe
May 13, 2013 2:48 AM CDT
Green Card Lottery Faces Axe
Diversity program expected to be cut in overhaul
- The green card lottery program that attracted nearly 8 million applicants for 55,000 visas last year is expected to be cut amid the immigration overhaul, the
finds. The program, aimed at diversifying the pool of immigrants to the US, has been wildly popular since it began in...
US Bride, Mexican
Groom Wed on
Apr 11, 2013 3:39 PM CDT
US Bride, Mexican Groom Wed on Border Raft
Treaty from 1848 makes strange ceremony possible
- An American woman married her longtime Mexican beau on a raft in the middle of the Rio Grande river yesterday, in a strange ceremony designed to exploit an obscure treaty loophole. Ruben Alfonso Fierro and Stephanie Guerra have been living together in America for years, and have four American children...
Dec 6, 2012 11:44 AM CST
Asian Immigration Overtakes Hispanic
Illegal immigration down as trends shift
- With Hispanic immigration—both legal and illegal—to the United States on the decline , Hispanic immigration last year was topped by immigrants from Asia for the first time since 1910, reports the AP in a look at new census data released today. The data also showed that the number of...
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