Month: April 2019

H-1B visa program brings skilled immigrants

Many businesses and people interested in immigrating to work in Indiana are highly educated. The United States already hosts more college-educated immigrants than any other country in the world, far outstripping other economically advanced nations. According to 2015 numbers, 14.7 million immigrants with college degrees over the age of 25 were living in the United States, more than triple the number in Canada. Of course, the U.S. population is also much larger, which means that only 36 percent of U.S. immigrants have a college degree compared to 65 percent in Canada. Even President Trump,...

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Federal judge blocks implementation of policy on asylum-seekers

Many people in Indiana and across the country have raised serious concerns about the Trump administration's policies in regard to immigration, especially their effects on asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border. One federal judge has blocked the implementation of a widely publicized policy that sought to force hopeful immigrants to return to Mexico to await processing of their asylum claims in U.S. courts. The federal judge ruled that the Department of Homeland Security exceeded its authority under federal immigration law in issuing the order for the policy. The 11 plaintiffs who had...

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Trump administration steps up effort to return asylum seekers to Mexico

WASHINGTON/SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The Trump administration is intensifying measures to curb the flow of Central American asylum seekers crossing into the United States from Mexico, officials said on Monday, including sending more people back to Mexico to wait for their asylum claims to be heard by U.S. courts. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency will speed up the reassignment of 750 officers to parts of the border dealing with the largest numbers of immigrants, a shift the administration first announced last week....

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