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US Immigration News: August 25, 2017

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Immigration News: Stories from the Border

Recently, Putin made an order to cut staffing in Moscow, resulting in the US diplomatic decision to reduce visa services in Russia. The embassy has made it known that it would prohibit issuing all nonimmigrant visas for travelers to the US for business, tourism, and work. This order is said to last for as long as the staffing levels are reduced. Not only will this have a negative influence on individuals today, but also will create many inconveniences in the future. Interviews and appointments will have to be significantly reduced, and in a lot of cases, canceled. Alongside this new policy, Russians in or near Moscow will have to wait as long as six months to obtain a US visa. Other citizens of Russia, typically in more distant regions, may find it more challenging or nearly impossible to obtain the same US visa.

Trump and Putin

Local police and sheriff departments have begun to deploy an immense amount of police officers to US schools to “maintain safety.” The federal government is pursuing to broaden its supervision on schools in order to find and chase down undocumented students. Over 60 enforcement agencies are engaging in the enforcement program and nearly 30 agencies are operating in schools including Maryland, Arizona, and South Carolina. Students attending school in Long Island, New York were accused of having connections with the MS-13 gang. However, some students were arrested for their immigration status and not their alleged links to the gang. Those arrested were sent away to detention centers, many without their parents’ knowledge and even before charges were proven. The American Civil Liberties Union has taken action and filed a lawsuit claiming that the authorities are “denying the arrested students’ immigration benefits and services to which they are entitled to under US law, based on flimsy, unreliable and unsubstantiated allegations.” In an attempt to keep their students safe from immigration authorities, many districts in the country have endorsed a “sanctuary school” resolution.

Deported from school

 

Top US Immigration News Stories

  1. ‘Sanctuary schools’ across America defy Trump’s immigration crackdown

  2. U.S. Stops Issuing Non-Immigrant Visas in Russia

  3. Can a Decades-Old Immigration Proposal Pass Under Trump?

  4. How Many Americans Would Pass an Immigration Test Endorsed by Trump?

  5. Nonprofit donates millions to help immigrants get legal counsel

  6. Trump’s immigration crackdown is traumatizing a generation of children

  7. Immigrant Activists Warn ICE Gaining Foothold in US Schools
  8. No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing the US for Canada

  9. Trust Act is the right move for immigrants — and for Illinois
  10. U.S. scales back Russian visa operations after Putin cuts embassy staff

  11. India to raise visa issue in trade policy meet

  12. Immigration Court Backlog Hangs Over Trump’s Reform Push

  13. <a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/22/trump-immigration-us-schools-education-undocumented-migrants” target=”blank” rel=”nofollow”Trump order could give immigration agents a foothold in US schools

  14. Places with the fewest immigrants push back hardest against immigration

  15. US scales down visa services in Russia

  16. Visa Squeeze Threatens to Deepen US-Russian Divisions – Former Diplomat
  17. Tefft: U.S. Move To Suspend Nonimmigrant Visas In Russia ‘Not Vindictive’

 

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