Tag: immigration issues

Africans Knock on America’s Door

By Dave Seminara | WSJ

The left keeps saying America is systemically racist and President Trump is a white supremacist. So why do so many black Africans want to immigrate?

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Stories of Welcome: Congolese refugees are embraced by their new community in Boise, Idaho

By International Rescue Committee

Jacqueline Uwumeremyi fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa because of violence. After facing constant xenophobia because of her refugee status, she and her five children were finally resettled in Boise, Idaho, in 2018.

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Ilhan Omar Demands ICE Halt Deportations of Somalis Over COVID Concerns.

By Emily Zanotti |  DailyWire.com

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) penned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security last week demanding that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement halt plans to deport 39 Somali nationals over concerns that they could contribute to the “spread of COVID.”

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Why restrictive immigration may be bad for U.S. entrepreneurship

by Meredith Somers | MIT Sloan

A new study shows that, relative to their population, immigrant-founded businesses create 42% more jobs in America than ones started by U.S.-born entrepreneurs.Share 

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More US visa woe for Nigerians under Trump

by: Daniel Waldron and Sanwar Ali | Workpermit.com

Donald Trump is perhaps too willing to put restrictions on African Countries.  Security concerns have been used as an excuse for a more wide ranging ban on “black immigration” from Countries such as Nigeria.  It is one thing to prevent entry of individuals who have behaved in an unacceptable way.  It is quite another to have a more wide ranging ban on immigration

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ICE tried to deport Cameroonian-American woman using illegal travel documents

By Joe Penney | Jeo Penny Substack

ICE attempted to deport one of the women who had her fallopian tubes removed against her consent using expired, potentially illegal documents from an honorary consul who has issued a false travel document for ICE in the past, her mother said.

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My Family Escaped From Togo To America As Refugees, Now Trump Is Trying To Kill The Program That Saved My Life

By Marius Kothor | The New Times

The sea-washed, sunset gates of the United States are being closed to the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. President Trump and his administration have slashed the Refugee Resettlement Program, which allows people fleeing war, persecution and famine to legally move to the United States.

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Where to find free or low-cost immigration law services

By ALLAN WERNICK | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Q. Are there free resources available to help me become a U.S. citizen? Or is there an inexpensive and fair lawyer you can recommend? I am currently out of work.

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US Green Card Lottery lifeline issued by federal judge

by: Daniel Waldron and Sanwar Ali | Workpermit.com

It does seem to be somewhat unfair that people enter the lottery, are lucky enough to be picked, and then are told that they cannot apply for a US Green Card visa because of the Trump work visa ban.  Perhaps false advertising!  Fortunately, Judge Mehta’s recent judgement says that US visa lottery applicants should be able to apply, despite the “Trump ban”. 

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Wealthy Nigerians are buying up passports for cash from Caribbean nations to beat visa rules

By Yomi Kazeem | Quartz

A year ago, the office of Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) in the small Caribbean island nation  of St. Lucia had received no applications from any Africans in its nearly five years of operations.But in the past few months, it has issued up to 60 passports to Nigerians and is reporting steady increases in applications from the country—still its sole African market.

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