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  • Foreign Student Visa Issuance Is Down Over 40 Percent
    August 21, 2019

    Recent government statistics indicate that the United States is becoming a less welcoming destination for foreign students. According to data from the State Department, the number of student visas issued annually for education in the United States fell from 677,928 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 to 389,579 in FY 2018—a decline of 42.5%. Much of […] The post Foreign Student Visa Issuance Is Down Over 40 Percent appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Trump’s Latest Asylum Ban Goes Into Effect in Texas and New Mexico
    August 20, 2019

    The Trump administration’s latest asylum ban went into effect in New Mexico and Texas—but not California and Arizona—on Friday after a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling amounts to a partial victory for President Trump. While the ban covers the border states outside of the Ninth Circuit, it will not apply […] The post Trump’s Latest Asylum Ban Goes Into Effect in Texas and New Mexico appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Federal Court Rules Detained Immigrant Children Must Receive Clean Water, Edible Food, and Soap
    August 19, 2019

    A federal appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that immigrant children must receive edible food, clean water, soap, and toothpaste while being detained by U.S. immigration authorities. The decision came from a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The panel dismissed the Trump administration’s challenge of a lower […] The post Federal Court Rules Detained Immigrant Children Must Receive Clean Water, Edible Food, and Soap appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Visa Petition Denials on the Rise
    August 16, 2019

    Legal immigration channels to the United States are continuing to suffer under the Trump administration. These restrictions are having an effect on employment-based immigration—particularly petitions for temporary foreign workers. American businesses file such petitions in order to hire and retain foreign-born workers who make vital contributions to companies, industries, and the U.S. economy. Yet U.S. […] The post USCIS Visa Petition Denials on the Rise appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • USCIS Announces 7 International Offices Will Remain Open Despite Overall Shutdown
    August 15, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released more details about its plan to close its international offices. In an August 9 memorandum, USCIS clarified that all but seven of its 23 international offices will be shuttered within the next year. USCIS’s International Operations Division has a diverse mission, encompassing everything from processing urgent humanitarian […] The post USCIS Announces 7 International Offices Will Remain Open Despite Overall Shutdown appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

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