Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Expired Travel Ban; New Ban In Effect Oct. 18

Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Expired Travel Ban; New Ban in Effect Oct. 18

The Supreme Court this week dismissed one of the challenges to President Trump’s second travel ban on citizens of six majority-Muslim countries since it has expired. The high court dismissed the case from the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va. That court ruled the second travel ban violated the Constitution’s protection against religious discrimination. Trump…

New Single Application for Work Permit & Social Security Number

New Single Application for Work Permit and Social Security Number

You can now apply for a work permit and social security number at the same time, thanks to interagency cooperation. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Social Security Administration has started sharing information. That cooperation now allows foreign nationals to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)—or work permit—and a social security number on…

immigration by the numbers

Immigration by the Numbers

This month President Trump endorsed legislation known as the RAISE Act, which would cut immigration to the U.S. in half. Just how many temporary and permanent residency visas does the U.S. grant to foreign nationals each year? Each year the U.S. admits more than 77 million immigrants on either temporary or permanent residency visas. Of…

Trump Backs RAISE Act

Trump Backs Bill Cutting Immigration, Prioritizing Highly-Skilled, English Speakers

President Trump officially endorsed legislation—the so-called RAISE Act—that will cut legal immigration to the U.S. by half and overhaul the current immigration system by focusing on immigrants who would contribute the most to the U.S. economy. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia initially introduced the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for…