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Supreme Court Pauses Border Wall Arguments
Mario A. Godoy

The Supreme Court canceled scheduled oral arguments to hear cases on funding former President Trump’s border wall and Trump administration asylu...

New Task Force to Address Migrant Children Separated From Parents
Mario A. Godoy

On February 2, 2021, President Biden signed executive orders to create a new task force to reunify families. The Family Reunification Task Force is l...

Acting Head of Homeland Security Resigns
Mario A. Godoy

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf resigned on January 11, 2021, just days after the Capitol Hill riots, effective immediately. In submit...

Pandemic Ban On Green Cards Extended Through March 31
Mario A. Godoy

On Thursday, December 30, President Donald Trump extended temporary bans on issuing Green Cards and work visas through March 31, 2021. The original ex...

Guest Worker Visa Restrictions Extended Through March
Mario A. Godoy

On December 30 President Trump extended an executive order that temporarily adds new immigration restrictions on guest workers during the COVID pandem...

2020 Census Count Extends Through Oct 31
Mario A. Godoy

A federal judge ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the 2020 Census count on September 30. Federal law requires the census ...

Over 300,000 Immigrants Could Be Deported After TPS Ruling
Mario A. Godoy

TPS – Temporary Protected Status – is humanitarian relief to protect people who arrive in the U.S. after their country is declared protect...

Trump Hints At Executive Order for Merit-Based Immigration
Mario A. Godoy

President Trump has given strong indications that prior to the November elections he will sign an executive order to enact many of the immigration pol...

Trump excluye a ciertos inmigrantes de el Censo 2020
Mario A. Godoy

El 21 de Julio, el Presidente Trump firmó un documento para excluir las cifras de inmigrantes documentados del Censo de 2020. Trump declaró que incl...

Trump Restricts Work Visas Through 2020
Mario A. Godoy

President Trump signed an executive order on Monday, June 22 that restricts work visas through 2020. The new restrictions will prevent hundreds of tho...

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