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Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Trump’s Health Care Rule For Immigrants

Michale Simon, an Oregon federal judge, issued a temporary restraining order against the Trump administration’s health care requirement for immigrant applicants.  Trump in October issued a presidential proclamation, calling on green card applicants to prove that they can obtain health insurance or prove that can pay for their own health care in order to be approved.  Simon’s decision marks the ...

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Judge Blocks Trump Admin Rule Requiring Immigrants to be Self-Sufficient to Get Green Cards

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A federal judge on Friday blocked a new Trump administration rule that requires that immigrants be able to support themselves in order to be eligible for a green card. New York federal Judge George Daniels on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which takes into account a foreign national’s use of government benefits when ...

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Trump Administration Proposes Reduction in Refugee Ceiling To 18,000

President Donald Trump is proposing to slash the refugee ceiling next year to its lowest level since the refugee resettlement program began nearly 40 years ago. The Trump administration proposed Thursday to set the fiscal year 2020 cap on refugees to 18,000, according to a conference call with senior administration officials. The administration says it’s retooling its refugee program to ...

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Trump Administration Rule Limits Public Assistance to Immigrants

The Trump administration released a final rule Monday that requires non-citizens in this country to be self-sufficient and not a strain on public resources. An alien who receives public benefits above a certain threshold is known as a “public charge” and aliens will be barred from entering the United States if they are found likely to become public charges. Aliens ...

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Watch: President Trump Unveils Immigration Plan

President Donald Trump will announce on Thursday the details of his comprehensive immigration plan. The president will use a Rose Garden address to highlight the details of his plan which reportedly include modifications to the visa system so that more highly-skilled immigrants are let while limiting chain-migration. Administration officials said the plan will “cumulatively raise wages in the U.S.” and ...

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Trump to Present Long-Awaited Immigration Plan Thursday

President Donald Trump will deliver a major speech regarding immigration Thursday, outlining his plan for reform and solving the southern border crisis. Trump is due to give an address on Thursday at 2:30 pm, according to Reuters. The focus of the speech will be on the White House’s months-long work to develop an immigration reform package. Jared Kushner, the president’s ...

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Tom Cotton On Immigration: We Need Doctors And Engineers, Not Low-Skilled Workers

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton spoke about his recent White House meeting on immigration and broke down what he’d like changed about the U.S. immigration system. “The president wanted to lay out two broad approaches to immigration reform. The first is immediate and urgent,” Cotton said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends,” describing the president’s immigration reform package. “It’s addressing the crisis at our southern border ...

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GOP Senators Meet At White House Before Release Of Immigration Plan

A group of Republican senators will meet at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the administration’s soon-to-be rolled out immigration reform plan. Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Martha McSally of Arizona, David Perdue of Georgia, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Mike Crapo of Idaho, and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee are scheduled to hold talks Tuesday afternoon with President Donald ...

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George W Bush Calls Legal Immigration A ‘Blessing And A Strength’

Former Republican President George W. Bush called immigration a “blessing” and a “strength” while speaking at his presidential center in Dallas. “America’s elected representatives have a duty to regulate who comes in and when,” the 43rd president said Monday during a naturalization ceremony at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, an event that included dozens of newly minted U.S. citizens. “In ...

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Trump To Top CEOs: We Still Want Legal Immigrants To Work In The US

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President Donald Trump made clear that, while he has made curbing illegal immigration a top priority for his administration, he still adamantly supports legal immigration in order to support the country’s growing economy. “We want to have a very strong border, but we’re going to have a lot of people coming in. A lot of people don’t understand that.  They ...

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America Wants Legal Immigrants

Virtually everyone knows America has a big illegal immigration problem. But we also have a legal immigration problem: Current U.S. immigration policy is not serving the best interests of America. Is there a way to protect American citizens and still welcome newcomers to our shores? Reihan Salam offers an insightful solution. Watch: Transcript: I am the proud son of immigrants ...

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