Trump’s Quiet Reversal on Deporting Young Undocumented Immigrants

Trump’s Quiet Reversal on Deporting Young Undocumented Immigrants

I spoke with Priscilla Alvarez about DACA students being deported for leaving United States. Although Trump has not immediately axed the DACA program as he pledged, DACA recipients are still at risk of being deported. Without advanced permission, known as advance parole, leaving the country is effectively abandoned DACA status. If DACA holders return, they are returning illegally and can be subject to deportation proceedings.

Visit The Atlantic to read the full analysis of the Trump administration’s actions related to the DACA program.

Donald Trump signs executive order to reform H-1B visas

Al Jazeera reports on Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order demanding changes to the H-1B visa program. However, this executive order is an overly simple solution to a complex problem, and it limiting temporary work visas to boost US employment rates could have the opposite effect.

 

Immigrants account for a disproportionately large share of start-ups and patents in the United States, and for every H-1B position requested, U.S. tech companies increase their employment by five workers. Cutting the H-1B program pushes talented immigrants to look elsewhere, and this administration risks hurting the U.S. economy by accelerating the existing problem of off-shoring work and talent to other countries.

Trump said dangerous people might be pouring in without his travel ban. But he’s not rushing to restore it.

Trump said dangerous people might be pouring in without his travel ban. But he’s not rushing to restore it.

I spoke with the Washington Post about some of the options the Trump Administration might pursue regarding the travel ban. There might be strategic reasons to wait before appealing it, but waiting also seems counterintuitive to the stated urgency of the order. Read more with Washington Post.

What’s next for Trump travel ban 2.0

What’s next for Trump travel ban 2.0

This isn’t the first time Trump’s travel ban has been overruled by federal judges. However, this time, his options have been limited. He has two rulings against him in two federal circuits, meaning he’ll now have to persuade two appeals courts to overturn lower judges’ rulings to immediately lift the freeze on his ban.

 

Read more about his other options with The Washington Post.