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Biden, After Advocates Speak Out, Will Lift Refugee Cap to 62,500
"It is important to take this action today to remove any lingering doubt in the minds of refugees around the world who have suffered so much, and who are anxiously waiting for their new lives to begin," Biden said.
Trump Administration Reverses Course on Order Barring Some International Students
The universities argued the measure was unlawful and would adversely affect their academic institutions.
As Pandemic Rages, Immigrants Are Detained in Areas with Few Hospitals
Detention center COVID-19 outbreaks could quickly swamp local hospitals.
New Trump Rule Would Target Immigrants Who Get Public Assistance
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that would limit legal immigration by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor.
Trump Threatens Mass Deportations to Start Next Week
Trump is fighting the battle on two fronts, trying to stop migrants from coming in the first place and deporting those who have been released into the United States.
U.S. Government Says Nearly 2,000 Child Separations at Mexico Border in Under Two Months
The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies.
Under Trump Plan, Refugees from 11 Countries Face Additional U.S. Barriers
The administration also will place on hold a program that allows for family reunification for some refugees resettled in the United States, according to a Trump administration memo seen by Reuters and sent to Congress on Tuesday. The resettling of so-called following-to-join refugees will resume, according to the memo, once screening "enhancements have been implemented."
Another U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
A second U.S. appeals court on Monday ruled against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, largely upholding a lower court's decision.
U.S. Immigration Arrests Up Nearly 40 Percent Under Trump
U.S. arrests of suspected undocumented immigrants rose by nearly 40 percent in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, following executive orders that broadened the scope of who could be targeted for immigration violations, according to government data released on Wednesday. The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan said that arrests by his agency jumped to 41,318 between January 22 of this year and the end of April, up from 30,028 arrests in roughly the same period last year.
Virginia Court Rules for Trump in Travel Ban Dispute; Order Still Halted
A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on March 24 that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court, as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order.
U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga rejected arguments by Muslim plaintiffs, who claimed Trump's March 6 executive order temporarily banning the entry of all refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries was discriminatory.
U.S. Embassies Ordered to Identify Population Groups for Tougher Visa Screening
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.