USCIS has released new data on the U visa program, which awards lawful status and a path to a green card and citizenship for alien crime victims and their families. The number of U visa petitions has quintupled in the last decade, from roughly 11,000 in 2009 to 59,000 in 2018.
More than 3,000 resettled since late January.
Resettlement has stopped now, but why were 3,037 refugees allowed in after the president's task force was formed, or after January 30, when the WHO declared the outbreak a public health emergency, or after March 11, when WHO characterized the outbreak as a pandemic?
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Attorney General William Barr announced that the DOJ would be taking a variety of new actions against sanctuary jurisdictions.
CIS Senior National Security Fellow Todd Bensman traveled to Mexico's southern border with Guatemala. A primary purpose was to assess the impacts of President Donald Trump's policies to slow the 2018-2019 mass illegal immigration from Central American countries through that key chokepoint to the American southern border.
The Center has created a map identifying some locations of prominent EB-5 scandals. The map shows formal published actions taken against EB-5 actors in recent years. The actions noted include criminal indictments or pleas, civil suits filed by government or private interests, reports of inspectors general, and a few corrective actions taken by the DHS.