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California Federal Judge Throws Out President Trump’s New H-1B Visa Rules

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, a federal judge in Oakland, California has blocked President Trump’s new restrictions on H-1B visas. District Judge Jeffrey S. White ruled that the Trump Administration failed to demonstrate “good cause needed to skip the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).” Here, our …


H-1B Employees and Layoffs: What to Know About Your Immigration Status

The California Department of Health recommends social distancing to slow the transmission of COVID-19. An unfortunate consequence of the necessary public health measures is that there has been tremendous economic disruption. As reported by CNBC, 36.5 million American workers were laid off in an eight-week period following the outbreak of the virus.  Non-immigrant employment visa …


Investigative Report: H-1B Visa Denials Rates are Skyrocketing Under the Trump Administration

On December 2nd, 2019, Mother Jones published an investigative report on the legal barriers that the Trump Administration has put into place to make it more difficult for qualified applicants to obtain H-1B visas. While the steps that the administration is taking behind the scenes are somewhat unclear, the effects are not: H-1B visa applications …


New Report: Trump Administration Finds Few Cases of Immigration Fraud

The Trump Administration has repeatedly and consistently attacked immigrants and immigrant communities. Among many other things, the president has falsely accused immigrants of being more likely to commit crimes and he has proposed harsh new rules to restrict access to green cards for any immigrants who use public benefits. The president and his allies have …


Common Jobs Held By Immigrants in the United States

Recently, Voice of America (VOA) produced a series of maps and charts that showed the wide variety of jobs that are commonly held by immigrants throughout the country. VOA put together this information using a study conducted by the Minnesota Population Center. One particularly interesting map displays the most common job held by immigrants in …


Donald Trump’s Views on Immigration

On July 21st, 2016, Donald Trump officially became the presidential nominee of the Republican party. After defeating rivals that included Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Trump was nominated at the GOP convention in Cleveland. Trump has made headlines on many different issues throughout this campaign, including on …