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Fact-checking Trump’s latest claims about immigration

President Donald Trump recently made several controversial and unsubstantiated claims about immigration. He spoke to several reporters on Tuesday, then taking to Twitter to unleash a barrage of misleading and incorrect information related to immigration policy. The reaction to his statements was swift: Anti-immigration activists latched on to his claims while reporters, policymakers, immigration activists and immigrants repeatedly presented evidence to refute his falsehoods.

ICE may be using Facebook to monitor immigrants

Facebook is currently embroiled in a major scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm that sought to influence the U.S. Presidential election by using millions of Facebook users’ personal data. But there is another controversy involving Facebook and users’ private information that has largely flown under the radar. A new report indicates that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may be using the social media platform to identify, monitor and locate immigrants.

What is the visa process for visitors to California?

For Californians who have family members living in other countries, visits are very precious. It is probably rare to travel out of the country to visit family, or to have relatives fly to the U.S. for a brief stay. When your relatives do fly in, you want to make sure that their stay goes as smoothly s possible.

Trump talks immigration, sanctuary policies in California visit

Following a recent lawsuit against California from the Justice Department, President Donald Trump visited San Diego’s Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Tuesday to discuss immigration. The president doubled down on his administration’s tough immigration policies and had harsh words against states such as California that have passed legislation to protect undocumented immigrants.

No economic difference between merit-based and family-based visas

A new study has found that there is no significant difference between the benefits that family-based immigration and merit-based immigration provide to the U.S. economy. The study’s findings run contrary to President Donald Trump’s insistence that the economy would benefit from an immigration system that was solely based on merit. The study, authored by a law professor at Rutgers University, found several other important facts about family-based and merit-based immigration.

California has 3 of the top 10 cities in the US for immigrants

It is no secret that the Trump administration has ramped up its efforts against immigration. The administration’s widespread crackdown has made it difficult for many immigrants to find a safe and welcoming home in the country that they love.To combat the widespread animosity toward the immigrant community, several cities have increased their efforts to attract newcomers from all countries. A new list examines some of these cities and ranks them according to how welcoming they are for immigrants.

Trump may separate families to discourage illegal immigration

Many of the immigrants who come to the United States are trying to secure a better future for their families. With few opportunities for advancement in their countries of origin, the United States seems like an opportunity for a better life. However, if the Trump administration’s new measures to separate immigrant families are successful, that may all change.

Ex-Marine wins case, returns to US after deportation to Mexico

Fifteen years ago, a former Marine was deported to Mexico after being convicted for a minor crime. Over the years, he never gave up in his fight to return to the United States. Now, he will be allowed to return to his home in Iowa to be with his family.

Future Of Parole In Place Program Uncertain

Immigration news has been in no short supply this year, and undocumented immigrants have consequently been on alert, in a state of heightened anticipation against the possibility of deportation. And now, military families--previously protected by the Parole In Place (PIP) program--have reason to be concerned, too.

Enrollment of first-time foreign students declines

The United States is widely reputed to have some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Students from all over the globe immigrate to the United States to receive an education at an institution of higher learning. That is, until this year.

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