Student visa numbers and reports from college officials suggest that international enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities has been down for the past couple of years. Unfortunately for educational institutions, that decline coincides with a drop in enrollment among domestic students "and has led to real pain," according to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
A trial judge from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. However, he delayed the effect of the ruling for 20 days to give the administration a chance to appeal.
Last week marked the deadline for migrant children who had been unlawfully separated from their parents to be reunited. Many families were reunified—although not without sustaining considerable emotional and physical trauma. Still, many children remain separated—for a variety of concerning reasons.
Since President Trump took office in 2017, he has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been taking tougher action to find and remove undocumented immigrants from the country. For the millions of undocumented immigrants who have made the U.S. their home, this change has created an atmosphere of fear.
The security of immigrants in the U.S. is under increasing threat. The federal government is targeting undocumented immigrants all over the country—seeking to deport anyone not permitted to reside here. This environment can be both intimidating and terrifying for anyone without the right papers.
If you’ve been following the news lately, you know that tensions are running high when it comes to the subject of immigration. Immigrants in the U.S. are facing growing concerns about their ability to stay in the country. If you’re an undocumented immigrant, just seeing a police officer on the street may give you reason to panic.
A migrant caravan has been making headlines recently. The group is comprised of asylum seekers from Central American countries—Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala—which are among the most violent countries in the world. The migrants, fleeing for their lives, have trekked more than 2,000 miles over the last month across the whole of Mexico and are seeking protection in the U.S. President Trump has strongly criticized the group and discouraged them from proceeding to the border. He even threatened to set up military forces along the border to prevent the caravan from passing.
Ever since you were a little kid, you've believed fervently in the American dream. Your only ambition growing up was to move to the United States and live in a free, democratic country. When you were 18, you achieved that dream. You landed a scholarship at an American university, and you were able to start living your life the way you'd always imagined. After college, you found a good job and were able to stay. You met the love of your life, got married and had a child.
Going through an asylum interview can be stressful. But having the right people on your side, supporting you through the process, can provide real benefits both to your nerves and to the outcome of the interview.
For months, we’ve been hearing talk of a possible end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA)—the federal program initiated five years ago which protects undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. prior to their 16th birthday from deportation. Last September, President Trump announced his intention to shut down DACA protections. Beneficiaries of the program have been nervously holding their breath ever since.