Refugee Process Under the Current Administration

Immigrants fleeing danger and persecution For decades, the US has been the destination of thousands of immigrants who ask for international protection through refuge in order to save their lives from threat, danger, persecution, abuse, violence or war. Immigrants can request refuge when they are outside the US and must demonstrate with evidence that they…

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NJ Hispanic voters think immigration should have more relevance during presidential debates

Immigration as a main topic in the presidential elections The next presidential elections of the US will take place in one week, in early November 2020. The two main candidates are former Vice President Joe Biden (Democratic political party) and current President Donald Trump (Republican political party), who is seeking the re-election. Immigration has always…

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Washington post book exposes Trump's misleading statements on immigration

The impact of Trump’s opinion on the immigration sector Since President Trump launched his political campaign in 2015 and throughout his term, he has consistently referred to immigration with a negative connotation, labeling and generalizing immigrants as “criminals, rapists, and murderers”, quite a serious accusation. His opinion regarding immigration has been contradicted and refuted by…

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Comedian talks about current political asylum policies

Trump’s policies hit ‘Last Week Tonight’ ‘Last Week Tonight’ is a television program that offers a satirical point of view regarding current news, including national policies, events, government decisions, inter alia. Its host, John Oliver, is known for using comedy and humor as an information medium, which on many occasions creates controversy and challenges some…

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Biden wants to offer citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants

Biden proposes immigration reform in his first 100 days The US presidential elections will take place in November 2020. The two candidates are: Current President Donald Trump, who belongs to the Republican political party and is seeking reelection. Former Vice President Joe Biden (Barack Obama’s term), belonging to the Democratic political party. Due to the…

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DHS officers state Trump's immigration policies will last after the elections

Current immigration policies The recent history of the US has seen two governments with a diametrically opposite position when it comes to the immigration sector. On the one hand, former President Barack Obama had welcoming immigration ideals and, in fact, implemented multiple benefits for immigrants, including undocumented foreigners. For instance, during his term, the Deferred…

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RICE university complains about student visa restrictions

The current controversy in the immigration sector One of the main purposes of the Trump administration has always been to reduce immigration. In the president’s view, the massive influx of immigrants is detrimental to the US and diminishes job opportunities for local workers. In fact, the Trump government has modified multiple immigration policies that involve…

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International education specialist talks about Trump government's restrictions

Restrictions on the student sector The Trump administration, in a relentless attempt to curb immigration, proposed a new rule through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that would substantially restrict visas for foreign students. Broadly speaking, the current administration of the US proposes to issue student visas with a fixed time period instead of duration…

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Supreme Court reviews three Trump immigration policies

The Trump administration’s immigration policies Immigration has always been a controversial topic in the US. However, social disagreement around the immigration sector has increased considerably since President Trump took office in 2017. His immigration policies have been classified as “arbitrary, capricious and invasive” by activist organizations and immigrant rights advocates. The Trump administration argues that…

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Survey shows that Nepali TPS holders are essential for the economy

TPS – Brief explanation The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the power to offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to countries experiencing natural disasters, ongoing armed conflict, epidemics, or any other risky situation that could endanger the lives of its citizens. TPS offers protection against deportation and allows beneficiaries to apply for employment permits and…

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