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Dreamers to stay in U.S. for now

President Trump has not made a decision about the long-term fate of the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children will still be eligible for the program and will be allowed to renew their work permits every two years.

Travelers from 6 Muslim Countries

Even though President Donald Trump's travel ban has run afoul of the courts, the number of visas issued to people from six majority-Muslim countries targeted by the executive order appears to be slowing down dramatically.

President Trump moves to cut refugee admissions

President Donald Trump is moving to significantly reduce the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States, even as his bid to temporarily suspend admissions is stalled in the courts. The latest effort comes through Trump's federal budget proposal, which calls for a 25 percent cut in funds for resettling refugees on American soil.

Haitians Face Uncertain Future

In the U.S. right now, some 50,000 Haitian migrants could be forced to leave within months after having lived here with permission for many years. They were able to stay because they received something called temporary protected status or TPS after the 2010 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of Haitians.

Is It Hard To Get A Green Card?

Getting a green card and becoming a permanent resident comes with many benefits and is an important step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. However, many people hesitate to take this step because they believe it is too expensive, time-consuming and difficult.

The truth is that it may not be as hard as you think.

Ban passed on sanctuary cities

On Wednesday the Texas Legislature passed a ban on so called "sanctuary cities". The bill will allow police officers to ask about a person's immigration status and threatens sheriffs and police chiefs with jail time if they don't work with federal authorities.

Trump's sanctuary cities order

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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