Trump Administration

DHS Ends Protected Immigration Status For 5K Nicaraguans

The DHS revokes temporary immigration benefits to over 5,000 Nicaraguan nationals as it decides what to do with another 300,000 migrants living in the U.S. The migrants were previously allowed to stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, after hurricane Mitch hit Central America back in 1998.

New Infrastructure Plan ‘Wrapped Around Incentives’

In keeping with campaign promises, the Trump administration unveils a three part infrastructure plan. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Office of Managment and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced a proposal Wednesday to invest $200 billion toward infrastructure over the next 10 years.

Homeland Security Announces New Extreme Vetting Procedures

The Trump administration takes another step to improve the country’s vetting protocol.

On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said it plans to require more people to undergo in-person interviews before granting them citizenship.

The groups specified are those already in the U.S. on business visas as well as refugees hoping to sponsor family members to join them in the country. Officials say the latest measure reflects the administration’s commitment to upholding and strengthening the integrity of the country’s immigration system.

U.S. Appeals Court Questions Scope of Trump Admin. Executive Order

On Monday, lawyers for the DOJ defended the executive order on who the Trump administration deems a ‘close relative’ in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court questioned if grandparents and other relatives from the six terror prone countries should be temporarily barred from entering the U.S.