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Forget Fixing NAFTA. Give Rural Americans Broadband Internet and Clean Water

February 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow U.S. negotiators will push for a series of protectionist measures at negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement this week. These include the demand that a higher share of the parts and components in goods traded between the three countries be made in the U.S. Under the Trump rationale,...

USCIS Deleted 'Nation of Immigrants' From Its Official Mission

February 23, 2018 The U.S. should no longer be seen as a nation of immigrants, at least from the perspective of US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The federal agency charged with processing immigrant visas, known as USCIS, removed the characteristic phrase from its mission statement today. The welcoming tone of the previous statement...

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...