Tag: Cuccinelli, Kenneth T II

Harvard and M.I.T. Sue to Stop Trump Visa Rules for Foreign Students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the Trump administration in federal court on Wednesday, seeking to block a directive that would strip foreign college students of their visas if the courses they take this fall are entirely online. University leaders and immigrant advocates across the country called the new policy cruel and […]

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Trump Administration Moves to Solidify Restrictive Immigration Policies

WASHINGTON — Under the cloak of a pandemic and the convulsions of anti-racist protests, the Trump administration continues to advance its policies to restrict legal immigration, halting the flow of foreign workers and raising the bar for asylum seekers hoping for sanctuary. This week, the administration sought to make permanent some of the rules put […]

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Immigration Agency That Issues Visas, Green Cards Struggles to Stay Afloat

LOS ANGELES — A precipitous drop in applications for green cards, citizenship and other programs has threatened the solvency of the federal agency that administers the country’s lawful immigration system, prompting it to seek a $1.2 billion cash infusion from Congress as well as fee hikes to stay afloat. The United States Citizenship and Immigration […]

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Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Of the 75 senior positions at the Department of Homeland Security, 20 are either vacant or filled by acting officials, including Chad F. Wolf, the acting secretary who recently was unable to tell a Senate committee how many respirators and protective face masks were available in the United States. The National Park Service, […]

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Cuccinelli’s Appointment to Immigration Post Is Illegal, Judge Rules

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled on Sunday that Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II was unlawfully appointed to lead United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and that two policies he put in place that limited asylum seekers’ access to counsel should be nullified. The judge, Randolph D. Moss of United States District Court in Washington, said […]

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Let’s Call It Trumpvirus

So, our Coronavirus Czar is going to be … Mike Pence. Feeling more secure? “I know full well the importance of presidential leadership,” the vice president said as soon as he was introduced in his new role. Totally qualified. First criteria for every job in this administration is capacity for praising the gloriousness of our […]

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Freeze on Global Entry Enrollment for New Yorkers: What We Know

The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it would temporarily block New Yorkers from enrolling in the Trusted Traveler Programs, including Global Entry, which allow prescreened travelers to bypass lengthy lines at airports and border crossings. The change, which takes immediate effect, was made in response to New York’s so-called Green Light Law, federal […]

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