Welcome back to our Weekly Immigration News Round-Up. Today we’ll be summerizing the biggest US immigration news from August 11, 2023, let’s get started.
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Update number 1: Disputes Over Asylum Mobile App
A class action lawsuit has been filed by a group of immigrants against the Biden administration. The main issue encircles CBP One mobile app, which was utilized during the asylum process in the United States. Immigrants looking for asylum at the US Mexico border were rejected entry in to the United States if they did not make appointments via this mobile app. The Mobile application has been under inspection because of the concerns related to confidentiality and convenience.
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Update number 2: New York City’s Appeal for Migrant Support
New York City’s Mayor, Eric Adams, has urged the federal government to ramp up funding to assist the city in supporting the influx of migrants. Without adequate federal aid, NYC might face a staggering bill of $12 billion.
Update number 3: Canada’s Appealing Offer for H-1B Visa Holders:
It was also found that Canada’s new work permit program for H-1B visa holders saw an overpowering demand, reaching its application cap in just 2 days. This new work permit, valid for three years, provides flexibility to H-1B visa holders to work with any Canadian employer.
Update number 4: Immigration Reform March In California:
In order to push for immigration transformation, hundreds of advocates and migrants in California took part on a 40-mile protest march. Their initial demand is the passage of the “Registry Bill”, planning to give a lawful route for 8 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
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