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What Trump’s New Dreamer Proposal Means For Immigrants, By The Numbers

January 26, 2018 The Trump administration has a new plan to solve the immigration quandary that shut down the government last week. According to a proposal released Thursday by the White House, Trump is prepared to give a path to U.S. citizenship to some 1.8 million undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. All came...

The Misleading Math in the Trump Administration’s ‘Foreign Terrorists’ Report

January 18, 2018 Donald Trump has turned to data to argue for stricter immigration policies. According to a report his administration released yesterday, more than 70% of people convicted of “terrorism-related charges” from 2001 to 2016 were born outside the US. “This report is a clear reminder of why we cannot continue to...

Trump Administration Criticized for Misleading Math in Its 'Foreign Terrorists' Report

January 18, 2018 Donald Trump has turned to data to argue for stricter immigration policies. According to a report his administration released Tuesday, more than 70 percent of people convicted of “terrorism-related charges” from 2001 to 2016 were born outside the United States. “This report is a clear reminder of why we cannot...

Ambassador Resigned Because He Doesn’t Want To Work For Trump

January 12, 2018 U.S. ambassador to Panama John Feeley is stepping down from his post because he can no longer serve president Donald Trump. Feeley told the US State Department in a letter that he could no longer fulfill the foreign service oath “to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an...

Trump Is Quietly Swamping Visa Applicants in Extra Paperwork

January 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The H-1B visa, which allows American companies to hire skilled foreign workers, from engineers to fashion models, is under siege. Last year, Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order suggested that H-1Bs should be more difficult to get. Congress and the Trump administration have been mulling ways to limit...

Trump Is Quietly Swamping Visa Applicants in Extra Paperwork

January 11, 2018 The H-1B visa, which allows American companies to hire skilled foreign workers, from engineers to fashion models, is under siege. Last year, President Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order suggested that H-1Bs should be more difficult to get. Congress and the Trump administration have been mulling ways to...

Trump’s Border Wall Keeps Getting Shorter and More Expensive

January 5, 2018 Donald Trump’s plans to build a “big, beautiful wall” between the United States and Mexico have gotten less grandiose the longer he’s been president. In its latest iteration, the wall would span 700 of the U.S.-Mexico border’s 2,000 miles and cost nearly $18 billion to build, according to sources quoted...

These White House Policies Could Turn More Than One Million People Into Undocumented Immigrants

January 4, 2018 In his first year as US president, Donald Trump targeted people in the country illegally. Now his administration is also going after those with permission to be in the country. In the next few weeks, three White House policies could essentially render hundreds of thousands of foreigners currently allowed to...

There Are More Hispanics in the U.S. Than We Thought

December 21, 2017 If you go by the number of people who check the “Hispanic” box in US Census Bureau forms, people of Latin American descent make up 18% of the population. But, among the adult population, there are another 5 million, who don’t consider themselves Hispanic but descend from Latin America, according...

Puerto Rico’s Official Hurricane Death Toll Was 55. So Why Do Researchers Say It’s 500 Or More?

November 29, 2017 It’s widely believed the Puerto Rican government is underestimating the number of people who died as a consequence of Hurricane Maria, which barreled through the island Sept. 20. The official count, 55 deaths, has been disproven by several (link in Spanish) media outlets. Their reporting shows the government’s list left...