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Status of H1B Visas
Oakland Mayor Warns Illegal Immigrants of Raid
Instilling fear in Immigrants
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Status of H1B Visas

In March 2017, the United States reached its mandated allotment of 66,000 H-2B visas. This left many businesses with a need for more qualified workers. The Trump administration has agreed to allow another 15,000 temporary and non-agricultural foreign workers into the U.S to fill the need. In order to get these workers, companies must attest, under the penalty of perjury, that the they are likely to suffer irreparable harm if they are not able to get more workers. This is quoted as a one-time increase aimed to help these suffering businesses temporarily while they find more qualified U.

Oakland Mayor Warns Illegal Immigrants of Raid

Oakland Mayor Warns Illegal Immigrants of Raid
 
 
Oakland’s Democratic Mayor, Libby Schaaf, released a warning to members of the community notifying them of an upcoming raid that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had imposed. The Mayor claimed that her “priority is for the well-being and safety of all residents,” and that is safer when we share information, encourage community awareness, and care for our neighbors.” Mayor Schaaf believed that it is her duty and moral obligation to give the targeted immigrants and their families fair warning when that threat becomes imminent. However, for ICE, that was not the smart nor helpful thing to do, especially in efforts of protecting this nation. “The raid led to the arrest of 232 illegal immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area, 180 of which ICE said “were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed” from the country and had come back illegally.” ICE states that if it were not for the warning given by Mayor Schaaf, there would have been greater numbers in the amount of arrests.  

Instilling fear in Immigrants

Instilling fear in Immigrants
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/5/17071648/impact-trump-immigration-policy-children

With all the discussions and the uncertainty amongst decisions that are to be made pertaining to immigrants, it’s quite evident that President Trump wants to keep both unauthorized and authorized members of the immigrant community in constant fear and in a limbo as to what’s next in their lives. In the article presented above, there are two studies that have proven : “1) Immigrant parents are “often” guided by worry, and it’s not just unauthorized immigrants, 2) Parents aren’t anxious about themselves, they’re anxious about their kids, and that 3) when parents suffer from anxiety and depression, those teenagers are at much elevated risk of failing in school, engaging in substance use, having their own mental health problems.”

The Supreme Court Rejects Trumps Immigration Appeal

The Supreme Court Rejects Trumps Immigration Appeal
 

The Trump administration submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court, overlooking the chain of command which signifies that appeals must go through the federal appeals court before reaching the Supreme Court. The appeal was done in efforts to shoot down a lower court order that extended the time period in which the administration must continue accepting DACA renewal applications. With this opposition now in place, it is likely that the program will not be ending in early March, as the White House had planned. Hence, we’re still in limbo as to the status of what is to be decided for DACA applicants until there is a legislative fix.

The Status of DACA Still Unknown

The Status of DACA Still Unknown 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/11/politics/trump-administration-dhs-immigration-policies/index.html

While President Trump urges Congress to make a decision concerning the changes that are to affect DACA recipients, in addition to other immigration laws, the Department of Homeland Security has taken it upon themselves to draft up some changes or regulations they deem may be necessary in immigration reform. 
 
“The department has been examining a range of subtle modifications to immigration policies that could have major consequences, including limiting protections for unaccompanied minors who come to the US illegally, expanding the use of speedy deportation proceedings, and tightening visa programs in ways that could limit legal immigration to the US, according to multiple sources familiar with the plans.

Old Conviction Deportations


Immigrant in New York City being deported due to decades-old conviction

 
A husband, father and green card holder will be deported from the country for crimes he committed as a teenager. Panama native, Jose Molina, was a toddler when he entered the country and has been living in the United States close to 40 years. He has been married to his wife, Jennifer Molina, for 16 years with whom he has two children.

Immigration Arrests

Immigration arrests up 38% nationwide under Trump

 
            The amount of undocumented immigrants who are being arrested has increased by nearly 40% since the enhancement of immigration enforcement by Donald Trump. Although it was said that undocumented immigrants with prior criminal records would be the main targets most of the immigrants arrested had no criminal record at all.

Trump Rescinding Dreamers Act

Trump may rescind ‘Dreamer’ immigration program as early as Friday
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/01/trumps-expected-repeal-of-dreamer-program-draws-fire-from-business.html

President Trump is expected to rescind a policy that protects from deportation nearly 800,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children. The Dream Act, has been used to describe young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, who have lived and gone to school here, and who in many cases identify as American.

Trump Wants to Ban Immigrants from Welfare

Trump to Ask Congress To Ban Immigrants From Receiving Welfare For Five Years
 
 
Trump thinks that new immigrants coming to the United States should be able to support themselves for at least five years before being able to receive welfare. In addition, he strongly feels that immigrants coming to the US should more than likely never need assistance, hence, preventing those whom he suspects to be a “public charge” from coming into the United States.

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