US Immigration News: September 22, 2017
Immigration News: Stories from the Border
The State Department has recently aimed to take a closer look at visa ineligibilities assure that people follow the rules the U.S. has in place and that the country continues to apply its regulations continually and correctly. They are establishing stricter regulations for US visa applicants to make sure people do not mistreat their documents. Stricter regulations aim at people who claim they come to the United States to do one specific thing but end up changing their arrangements without proper authorization. On Monday, the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ruled that visitors who require a visa in order to come to the United States should act according to their previously stated plans for up to 3 months. The New York Times has stated that the new rule will not affect 38 countries, most of which being European states and also Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. Alongside all of this, the Trump administration has prepared a new questionnaire for US visa applicants worldwide. It asks for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years including addresses, employment and travel history. The questionnaire was approved on May 23rd by the Office of Management and Budget.
A decade-long transformation became the result of the number of U.S. residents who were born in Mexico that was declined for the third continuing year in a row. Records from the bureau’s annual American Community Survey show that there were approximately 11.6 Mexican-born residents in the U.S. last year. Since 2006, net immigration from Mexico has increasingly leveled off, expanding by 1.6 percent. During this time, immigration grew rapidly from Asia and Africa. 13.3 million Asian-born residents now make up a total of 30.8 percent of all foreign-born residents. Over this same period of time, African-born residents increased by 55.7 percent, making a total of 4.9 million residents. Immigration numbers from Europe and Canada continue to decline as a share of the foreign-born population. There are a number of reasons for the changes, but they are particularly due to a decline or rise in the number of people who would be more likely to immigrate, and the way the economic opportunities in their home countries stand.
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- Prof: ‘Excessive immigration’ is hurting American citizens
- Steve Bannon is right: the Catholic Church “needs” illegal immigrants
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- Africans, Asians Make Up Changing Face of U.S. Immigration
- RAISE Act: Global panel of scholars explains ‘merit-based’ immigration
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