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  • Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration
    Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

    Trump's Executive Orders on U.S. Immigration President Trump issued three executive orders (EO) affecting US immigration the week starting 23 January 2017. Of these, the EO signed on 27 January is the ...

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  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Freedom of Information Act Challenge Stands
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Freedom of Information Act Challenge Stands

    A judge in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, has denied a motion filed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to dismiss the Meredith R. Brown, et al. v. U.S. Customs ...

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  • Redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Website Launched
    Redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Website Launched

    United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced the launch of a redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travellers. The new ...

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  • Alien? Ex-pat? 'American in waiting'? The importance of language used in US immigration law
    Alien? Ex-pat? 'American in waiting'? The importance of language used in US immigration law

    1930s British politician Pearl Strachan Hurd famously said, "Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs". While the context may have changed, the warning continues to ring true ...

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  • Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration
    Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

    US immigration reform has been in the news yet again, but what exactly has happened and what does it mean in terms of going forward? Here are some brief bullet points outlining the situation: 1. On 16 ...

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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Faces Shutdown from 27 February Over US Immigration Dispute
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Faces Shutdown from 27 February Over US Immigration Dispute

    US Immigration controversies are nothing new. Fundamental disagreements over how US immigration reform should be accomplished has led to serious clashes between Republicans and Democrats in the last ...

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