Featured, Immigration Immigration experts, advocates applaud Biden’s immigration changes, while conservatives decry move WASHINGTON — A string of executive orders and immigration policy proposals championed by the Biden administration could change the lives of the over 900,000 immigrants in Maryland, but experts say that fear and distrust of ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Foreign Affairs, Immigration Colombia, U.S. grant amnesty to Venezuelan migrants WASHINGTON – Colombia is moving to legalize some 800,000 undocumented Venezuelan immigrants, offering them 10-year residence permits and access to formal employment and social benefits. Over time, the Temporary Protection Statute could benefit up to 1.7 ... CONTINUE READING Coronavirus, Education, Featured, Immigration For some of Florida’s international students, remote learning comes with added burdens The day before the University of South Florida’s virtual commencement in December, senior Lucca Salgueiro decided to postpone his graduation. The plan was for the student to attend the online ceremony from his hometown of São ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Immigration Census undercount would disproportionately impact immigrants in Frederick, officials say Frederick County officials and immigration organizations are echoing a nationwide concern that an undercount in communities of color will affect immigrants’ access to federal funding and political representation for the next decade. Approximately 11 percent of ... CONTINUE READING

Despite ‘on fire’ conditions, children remain in ICE custody

Earlier this month, a California judge ordered the release of more than 100 migrant children from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody; however, after ICE failed to meet specific prerequisites to release the children, the judge declared her order was “unenforceable.” The children remain in detention.

International students relieved by Trump admin’s rescission of ICE student visa policy

A little over a week after ICE announced a ban on international students attending online-only U.S. colleges in the fall, the Trump administration rescinded the agency’s decision at a Tuesday hearing in a federal lawsuit filed by Harvard University and MIT against the Department of Homeland Security and ICE. The rescission has left many international students relieved and hopeful about their academic futures in the States, yet some are also frustrated by the chaos and stress ICE’s policy created to begin with.

Left in Limbo: International Students Grapple With Uncertainty Following ICE Ban

ICE’s move to bar international students under the F-1 and M-1 visas from the country if they don’t attend in-person classes has left those directly affected by the policy in limbo. Those opposed to the recent announcement say that ending the exemption poses several consequences on the livelihood of international students who now face uncertain academic futures and greater health risks if forced to attend in-person classes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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