Trump 'planning to make it harder for legal immigrants to gain citizenship'

Trump 'planning to make it harder for legal immigrants to gain citizenship'The Trump administration is reportedly planning to penalise immigrants to the who have applied for public benefits, in a major departure from current US practice that could affect millions of people. The White House intends to issue a proposal in the coming weeks that would make it harder for immigrants to get a green card or become a citizen if they have used benefits like Obamacare, children’s health insurance, or food stamps, according to NBC News. The proposal is reportedly part of White House policy adviser Stephen Miller’s plan to reduce the number of immigrants eligible to stay permanently in the US.


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Immigrants' advocates struggle to confirm U.S. met deadline on families

Immigrants' advocates struggle to confirm U.S. met deadline on familiesRights activists said on Friday they were struggling to find immigrant families to confirm the U.S. government had met a court deadline to reunite “eligible” parents and children who had been separated after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months. Some children arrived at remote immigration detention centers this week only to spend the night in a car in the parking lot awaiting the parent’s eventual release, immigration advocates and lawyers said. Other children were sent to detention centers to meet their parents but were returned “in tears” to government shelters because of scheduling problems, said Michelle Brané of the Women’s Refugee Commission on call with reporters on Thursday.


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U.S. seeks to reunite more young immigrants as new deadline looms

U.S. seeks to reunite more young immigrants as new deadline loomsA day after dozens of parents were reunited with children who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by immigration officials, the U.S. government faces a looming deadline to match another roughly 2,000 children with parents. The struggle to track and match parents with children under five suggests meeting a July 26 deadline for reuniting the remaining older children could be fraught with problems. “That is going to be a significant undertaking,” U.S. Judge Dana Sabraw said on Tuesday of the next deadline.


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