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…

Trump requires green card interviews, slowing process

Trump Requires Green Card Interviews, Slowing Process

The Trump administration announced that anyone seeking an employment-based visa will have to go through an in-person interview, starting on Oct. 1. Under current law, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has the discretion to interview green card applicants in person. However, until now, USCIS waived interviews for many categories of applicants, including those holding…

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…