Daily Immigration News Clips – April 18, 2017

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on April 18, 2017


CNN: H-1B visa applications decline for first time in 5 years
By Sara Ashley O'Brien

Vanity Fair: Trump Is Hitting Tech Where It Hurts
By Maya Kosoff

USA Today: Trump's new rules could swamp already backlogged immigration courts
By Rick Jervis, Alan Gomez and Gustavo Solis

Associated Press: Trump Order Would Target High Skilled Worker Visa Program

Wall Street Journal: Trump Expected to Bolster 'Buy American' and 'Hire American' Directives
By Eli Stokols

Wall Street Journal: H-1B Visa Applications Drop
By Laura Meckler

CNN: Immigration arrests rise in first months of Trump administration
By Tal Kopan

Vice: Family emergency
By Meredith Hoffman

CNN: Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?
By Leyla Santiago

Associated Press: Supreme Court rejects bid by detained asylum seekers

Reuters: U.S. Top Court Leaves Intact Ruling Against Central America Asylum Seekers
By Andrew Chung

The Hill: Briefly: Sanctuary cities

New York Times: Patrolling the Border on Four Legs
By Ron Nixon

Washington Post: Trump officials turn to courts to block Obama-era legacy
By Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin

Washington Post: The number of Americans who think Trump keeps his promises is plummeting
By Jena McGregor

Washington Post: Confidence that Trump will keep his promises sinks - but there's only one group he needs to worry about
By Philip Bump

Daily Beast: Border Trip Reveals Homeland Sec. Kelly, Attorney General Sessions Split on Immigration, Drugs
By Betsy Woodruff

Vox: Undocumented immigrants pay taxes too. Here's how they do it.
By Alexia Fernández Campbell

Huffington Post: Why These Students Are Living With Immigrant Families For A Week
By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

The Hill: House Hispanic PAC breaks fundraising record
By Rafael Bernal

Politico :Trump blames Obama for allowing MS-13 gang to form in America

Washington Post: Georgia House race stokes GOP identity crisis - and opportunity for Democrats
By Robert Costa

Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump Joins Fight for Georgia House Race, Attacking 'Super Liberal' Democrat
By Natalie Andrews

Politico: Georgia Democrat rebuffs Trump: 'I don't have great personal admiration' for him
By Cristiano Lima

The Hill: Trump robocall attacks Dem in Georgia special election
By Olivia Beavers

New York Daily News (Editorial): Trump breaks the ICE with unworkable immigration orders

Washington Post (Letter to the Editor): The H-1B visa program is not 'much-abused'
By Jennifer Minear

New York Times (Opinion): Have These Been the Best Two Weeks of Trump's First 100 Days?
By Gail Collins and Matt Labash

Washington Post (Opinion): This brutal new poll shows that fewer and fewer people believe Trump's lies
By Greg Sargent

The Conversation (Opinion): Is the US immigration court system broken?
By Lindsay Harris

Washington Post (Op-Ed): Catholic immigrants didn't make it on their own. They shouldn't expect others to.
By Una Cadegan

Washington Post (Opinion): The Georgia special election shows why Trump may sink the GOP
By Jennifer Rubin

Washington Post (Op-Ed): The Trump administration might put the 'extreme' in 'extreme vetting'
By Gary Shapiro

Washington Post (Opinion): Trump's cake and golf presidency
By Eugene Robinson

Los Angeles Times (Op-Ed): Yes, Trump's hard-line immigration stance helped him win the election - but it could be his undoing
By Philip Klinkner

Marshall Project (Opinion): The Immigration Policy That Ate the Justice Department
By Julia Preston

Vox (Op-Ed): This one small language tweak could change our views of refugees
By Brian Resnick

New Republic (Opinion): Why We Shouldn't Celebrate Trump's "Centrism"
By Brian Beutler

Vox (Op-Ed): I'm an undocumented immigrant. I pay my taxes every year.
By Juan Escalante

The Hill (Op-Ed): In Ohio, we lost a mom of 4 to Trump's ruthless immigration policies
By Emily Brown and Kathleen Kersh

The Hill (Op-Ed): Why black and Latino communities must join forces in resisting Trump
By Jason Nichols


NBC7 (San Diego): Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Record Increases Nationally
By Katia Lopez-Hodoyan and Jaspreet Kaur

Associated Press (Maine): Maine county to consider new immigration protections

Los Angeles Times (California): Political Road Map: There's not a single California congressional district with Republicans in the majority
By John Myers

The Oregonian (Oregon): Peruvian mother of three who lives in Hillsboro fights deportation order
By Maxine Bernstien

WSOCTV (North Carolina): Gardner-Webb student, once facing deportation, to stay in U.S.
By Ken Lemon

New Haven Register: 2 New Haven churches to act as short-term sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants facing deportation
By Mary O'Leary

MinnPost (Minnesota): U of M's newly funded legal clinics bring immigration law to life
By Gregg Aamot

Citizen-Times (North Carolina): DACA student might face deportation, asked to meet with ICE
By Beth Walton

ABC 7 (Colorado): Aurora mother of 4 scheduled for deportation had been caught twice before, ICE says
By Blair Miller