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What does Trump mean with merit-based immigration

The president has attacked the country's immigration policies on several fronts as part of his declared emergency. Whether the migrants seek asylum, cross the border illegally or apply through official channels, the president sees them all as a threat.

ACLU lawsuit pushes back against Trump’s weaponization of waivers

For some undocumented immigrants, marrying a United States citizen can mean a second chance at life. The marriage is supposed to open a new path to citizenship. It’s supposed to let them pursue the American dream. But under Trump, ICE has arrested newly married immigrants who met with officials from Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS).

Trump's record on immigration issues

The president is not big on planning or details. Often when speaking about important issues using his Twitter account instead of a press conference. The good news in all of this is that legislation is not created simply by demanding it in a Twitter rant. On the other hand, the administration has made many changes to the immigration system, and have many proposals that could come to pass.

Despite measures, migration goes up

The U.S. Border Patrol has announced that nearly 100,000 migrants were arrested at the southern border in April. This is the second straight month where these numbers topped 90,000. Numbers this year project to be an estimated 531,711 apprehensions and inadmissibles. This is up from 521,090 in fiscal 2018.

Immigrants could now face DNA testing

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) acting head Kevin McAleenan recently announced that rapid DNA testing would be used on migrants at the southern border. The results will reportedly not be saved, but this test involving a swab on the inside cheek will take about 90 minutes to get the results.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber