This blog highlights this week’s top US Immigration Stories.
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Prince Harry’s Immigration Records Case Scheduled In Washington DC
A federal judge has decided to listen to the appeal from a conservative think tank to release the immigration records of Prince Harry.
According to a tweet made by a member of the Heritage Foundation, Prince Harry’s immigration records case is set to take place in Washington, DC Federal Court before a US Federal Judge on 6 June.
Don’t forget Prince Harry revealed shocking information about his past drug use in his biography. This information can easily be used for visa denial. The Heritage Foundation is interested in finding out if Prince Harry was honest about trying different drugs in his US visa application.
Record-Breaking Levels Of Migrant Workers In The US
New government data shows that one in five workers last year was born in another country outside the US.
Following a massive reduction in the pandemic, the proportion of migrant workers in the US reached an all-time high of 18.1% in 2022. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it was at 17.4% in 2021.
Moreover, the labour department stated that the unemployment rate for foreign workers at 3.4% was lower compared to 3.7% of workers born in America.
US District Court Judge In Texas Addresses The DACA Program
The revised version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was recently presented before a judge in Texas.
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A total of seven Republican states have decided to sue the Biden administration for its updated policy. They believe the policy was implemented unlawfully.
The case was heard by US District Court Judge Andrew Hanen. He is the same person who ruled the program unlawful in 2021 since it didn’t follow the formal rulemaking process.
USCIS Received 1.5 Million Sponsor Applications Under The Migrant Program
The United States got over 1.5 million sponsor applications from migrants belonging to Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Reports suggest the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is overwhelmed by the number of sponsorship requests it has received. It should be noted that USCIS can only grant entry to 30,000 migrants in one month under the program initiated by the Biden administration.
Lawful permanent residents and US citizens are allowed to submit applications to financially sponsor migrants from the four countries mentioned earlier. The program enables migrants to live and seek employment in the US for two years.
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