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Trump Administration Planning Significant Changes to H-1B Lotteries

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In line with President Trump’s immigration platform, the Trump administration is seeking to make changes to the current H-1B lottery system. The changes would increase the number of highly educated workers obtaining the visa – with applicants with advanced degrees gaining preference. Politico, citing an anonymous source from the DHS, has stated that the administration intends on pooling all H-1B…

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Trump Vows to End Birthright Citizenship

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In a radical move, President Trump stated in a recent interview that he vows to end the right to citizenship for children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil. Currently, the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to individuals born in the United States. President Trump seeks to sign an executive order to change that right to citizenship. House Speaker…

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Trump Administration Planning Significant Changes to H-1B Lotteries

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In line with President Trump’s immigration platform, the Trump administration is seeking to make changes to the current H-1B lottery system. The changes would increase the number of highly educated workers obtaining the visa – with applicants with advanced degrees gaining preference. Politico, citing an anonymous source from the DHS, has stated that the administration intends on pooling all H-1B…

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GOP Party Concerned Trump and GOP Leaders Will Cut DACA Deal

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Republicans are growing increasingly concerned that Trump and GOP leaders will cut an immigration deal to provide protections for Dreamers and other concessions in exchange for funding towards a border wall. Previously, a potential agreement between the conservative and democrat members of Congress broke down in June. GOP Members such as Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) have cited concerns that a…

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Trump Alleges Family Separations Deter Illegal Immigration

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At a recent Make America Great Again rally in Kentucky, President Donald Trump made arguments in support of his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. Trump stated, “If they feel there will be separation, they don’t come.” At the same rally, Trump also made unsupported claims that immigrants were “grabbing children and they’re using children to come into…

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Border Facilities Are At Full Capacity

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stated in a CNN interview that US-Mexico border facilities are “out of space.” The DHS Secretary notes that there has been a large increase in families and unaccompanied children attempting to cross over the border. Nielsen’s comments come in contrast to the Trump administration’s current push to change regulations to detain families longer….

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Justice Kavanaugh Takes a Hardline on Immigration

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A Supreme Court argument regarding the detention of immigrants facing deportation proceedings has elucidated Justice Kavanaugh’s views on immigration. The Supreme Court case called into question whether federal authorities are mandated by a 1996 Federal Law to detain immigrants who committed crimes no matter how long ago they were released from criminal custody. Justice Kavanaugh argued that the 1996 law…

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