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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Termination of TPS

Judge Edward Chen

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A federal judge in San Francisco placed a temporary injunction against the Trump Administration's actions to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 300,00 illegal aliens. Judge Edward Chen ruled on Wednesday that TPS recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan would suffer irreparable harm and hardship if the status is terminated.

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Cap-Gap H-1B Seekers Lost OPT Work Permit on Oct. 1

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Under Trump Administration policy, those with expired F-1 student visas who are waiting for approval of a H-1B visa application can no longer work after October 1st. This "cap-gap" rule will force thousands of foreign graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) to cease working under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program or risk accruing "unlawful presence."

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Report: ICE Targeting Fraudulent Asylees for Deportation

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National Public Radio reports the Trump Administration is considering stripping asylum status from those who won it fraudulently. During a 2012 investigation into New York asylum mills, federal prosecutors arrested 30 immigration lawyers, paralegals and interpreters who had enabled asylum-seekers to acquire benefits fraudulently. The 3,500 asylees they helped, and possibly more than 10,000 family members who obtained “derivative asylum status,” could be deported if officials find fraud occurred.

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California Judge Rules State Sanctuary Law Unconstitutional

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Orange County Superior Court Judge James Crandell ruled that California’s law limiting police cooperation with ICE violates Huntington Beach’s status as a charter city under the state constitution. The ruling makes Huntington Beach and California’s other 120 charter cities exempt from complying with the state sanctuary law.

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New projections warn of a much-more-congested future if immigration policies aren't changed.

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  by  Roy Beck
But the projections also show how much better the future can be with just moderate immigration reductions. This chart of population/immigration projections is the most recent update of many NumbersUSA has produced since 1996. The bottom line of all -- well, really the top line -- is that if Congress doesn't reduce annual immigration, future Americans will be living congested lives unrecognizable by Americans of the 20th century.

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ICE Conducts Enforcement Actions in Los Angeles, North Texas, Oklahoma and Wisconsin

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The Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau announced the arrest of criminal aliens and immigration violators in North Texas and Oklahoma (98), Wisconsin (83), and the Los Angeles area (150). Commenting on the arrests by the Chicago Enforcement and Removal office, Director Ricardo Wong said, “This operation targeted criminal aliens, public safety threats, and individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws. Operations like this reflect the vital work our ERO officers do every day to protect our communities, uphold public safety and protect the integrity of our immigration laws.”



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President to U.N.: Unaccountable International Organizations Should Not Control Migration

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Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, President Donald Trump touted the “right of every nation… to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests.” He addressed instances of “uncontrolled migration” and confirmed the United States will not participate in the new Global Compact on Migration, saying “Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens.”

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Florida Commission Approves E-Verify Mandate for County Contracts

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Brevard County commissioners voted 4-0 to approve a resolution requiring county contractors to use E-Verify as a condition of doing business. The county already requires E-Verify use on contracts involving state or federal dollars, and will soon consider a mandate for all employers that have county business tax receipts.

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Trump Administration Plans to Enforce Public Charge Law

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The Trump Administration will soon propose a federal rule to help ensure that immigrants and non-immigrants seeking entry to the United States rely on the resources of their sponsors and family members rather than public benefits. It would define the term “public charge” in regulation and to identify the types, amount, and duration of receipt of public benefits that would be considered in determining whether someone is inadmissible. Once published, the public will have 60 days to comment before the rule is finalized.

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