Immigration in the United States of America

Immigration in the United States of America

Immigration in the United States of America

Nearly 6,000 DACA recipients will lose benefits every week. (2020, July 27). FWD.US. Retrieved August 14, 2020, from https://www.fwd.us/news/daca-expirations-projected-timeline/

In September 2017, the Trump Administration attempted to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This termination was deemed unlawful by the Supreme Court, however, the Trump Administration has yet to reinstate the policy. Their delay could cause a rise in the number of individuals that are unable to work resulting in more than 25,000 DACA recipients losing work authorization and their protection from deportation.


President Trump’s Visa Ban Severely Limits Legal Immigration for 2020. (2020, June 23). FWD.US. Retrieved August 14, 2020, from https://www.fwd.us/news/trump-visa-ban-2020/

In June of 2020, President Trump signed a ban, barring individuals, and their family members, from entering the United States using “nonimmigrant” visas. This new ban paired with the President’s previous ban have significant impacts on the U.S. economy, cutting jobs as employers consider outsourcing, and making the U.S. less attractive on the global scale. This ban is also harmful in the current situation regarding COVID-19 as immigrants have proven to have a critical role in the U.S. recovery to COVID-19; providing technology being used as the workforce has become remote, and working in essential fields. Although this ban is in effect for the rest of 2020, there is potential for its extension, which could prove to be detrimental to the United States.


Help for Immigrants. (n.d.). Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://covid19.ca.gov/guide-immigrant-californians

Essentially a resource guide for undocumented immigrants and ways they can be tested and seek help in regards to COVID-19 without fear of being deported. Includes additional resources for those who face homelessness and other issues such as utility disconnection and food shortages due to job loss during the pandemic.

Immigration consultants, A.B. 1753, (2019).

Assembly Bill 1753 was introduced in February 2019, it has since been amended three times but has yet to be passed. This bill is regarding immigration consultants and their legality. Currently, consultants are considered those persons that offer nonlegal advice or assistance on an immigration matter. Under current law, immigration consultants are allowed, but it is illegal to compensate them. If AB1753 were to pass, immigration consultants, their compensation, and their work would be unlawful. Only persons legally allowed to practice in the state of California, or under federal law, or a supervised paralegal would be allowed to offer advice and services relating to immigration matters.


Gramlich, J. (2020, March 2). How border Apprehensions, ICE arrests and deportations have changed under Trump. FactTank News in the Numbers. Retrieved from https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/03/02/how-border-apprehensions-ice-arrests-and-deportations-have-changed-under-trump/

Under the presidency of Donald Trump changes have been seen in border apprehensions. In 2019n there were just under 852,000 apprehensions at the U.S. – Mexico border. The increase in apprehensions is seemingly due to a rising number of migrants seeking asylum. Most of the migrants apprehended were from the El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras collectively. Part of the problem is an unofficial decree referred to the “Remain in Mexico” program, where asylum seekers are asked to remain in Mexico while their cases are reviewed before being permitted to enter the US. Another issue, according to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is that asylum seekers are fleeing to “sanctuary cities” where they hope policies in place will help keep them from being arrested.

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