U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to reverse some policies of previous administration during his first days

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and send sweeping bills to Congress in his first days in office, aiming to roll back some of Donald Trump’s signature policies on immigration and climate change while taking action to ramp up the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Here is a list… Read More U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to reverse some policies of previous administration during his first days

U.S. judge orders government to reopen ‘Dreamers’ program

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s administration, a judge on Friday ordered the U.S. government to reopen to first-time applicants a program that protects from deportation and grants work permits to hundreds of thousands of immigrants who live in the United States unlawfully after arriving as children. The action by U.S. District Judge Nicholas… Read More U.S. judge orders government to reopen ‘Dreamers’ program

U.S. appeals court rules in favor of President Donald Trump to phase out immigrant humanitarian protections

A U.S. appeals court on Monday sided with President Donald Trump over his administration’s decision to end humanitarian protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, many of whom have lived in the United States for decades. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of three judges in the California-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed… Read More U.S. appeals court rules in favor of President Donald Trump to phase out immigrant humanitarian protections

U.S. to reject new applications for ‘Dreamer’ immigrant program

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, bolstering his tough immigration stance in an election year, said on Tuesday it will reject any new applications for the so-called ‘Dreamer’ immigrant program and shorten the deportation protections of those whose eligibility is soon to expire. A senior administration official said there would be a lengthy review of a… Read More U.S. to reject new applications for ‘Dreamer’ immigrant program

U.S. reverses policy requiring foreign students to leave country

In a stunning reversal of policy, the Trump administration on Tuesday abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students following widespread condemnation of the move and pressure from colleges and major businesses. U.S. officials announced last week that international students at schools that had moved to online-only classes due… Read More U.S. reverses policy requiring foreign students to leave country

U.S. to ask foreign students to leave if all classes taken online

Foreign students must leave the United States if their school’s classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Monday. It was not immediately clear how many student visa holders would be affected by the move, but foreign… Read More U.S. to ask foreign students to leave if all classes taken online

U.S. judge strikes down strict asylum rule of President Donald Trump

A U.S. federal judge late Tuesday struck down President Donald Trump’s hardline rule that curtailed asylum applications by migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a legal setback that follows a recent Supreme Court defeat over another immigration policy. The administration failed to adhere to proper regulatory guidelines when it issued a fast-track rule requiring migrants who… Read More U.S. judge strikes down strict asylum rule of President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump suspends entry of certain foreign workers

U.S. President Donald Trump suspended the entry into the United States of certain foreign workers on Monday, a move the White House said would help the coronavirus-battered economy, but which business groups strongly oppose. Trump issued a presidential proclamation that temporarily blocks foreign workers entering on H-1B visas for skilled employees, and L visas, for… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump suspends entry of certain foreign workers