Daily Immigration News Clips – April 4, 2017

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on April 4, 2017


NBC News: Government to 'Take a More Targeted Approach' to Seek, Eliminate H-1B Visa Fraud
By Chris Fuchs

Wall Street Journal: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for 'Extreme Vetting'
By Laura Meckler

Reuters: Homeland Security Announces Steps Against H1B Visa Fraud
By Matthew Lewis

Associated Press: Immigration agents round up 153 in South Texas

Boston Globe: State's top court to weigh whether local authorities must detain immigrants for ICE
By Milton J. Valencia

Slate: There's No Presumption of Innocence in Trump's Weekly Immigrant Crime Blotter
By Henry Grabar

NPR: Immigration Dragnet Gains Support After Migrants Are Arrested For Crimes
By John Burnett

Chicago Tribune: More immigrants afraid to show up for ICE check-ins
By Marwa Eltagouri

New York Times: Changes to Tech Worker Visas Are Cosmetic. For Now.

New York Times: Visa Applications Pour In by Truckload Before Door Slams Shut
By Miriam Jordan

Wall Street Journal: Trump Administration Reopens H-1B Program, With a Twist
By Laura Meckler

The Hill: Trump takes aim at visa program for high-skilled workers
By Ali Breland

The Hill: Trump administration cracks down on visas for computer programmers
By Harper Neidig

Associated Press: California Senate OKs Statewide Immigrant Sanctuary Bill

Columbus Dispatch: Josh Mandel ramps up criticism of 'radical Islamic terrorism,' sanctuary cities
By Alan Johnson

Wall Street Journal: Why Trump, Against His Instincts, Spared Iraq From the Travel Ban

Associated Press: Border wall contractors brace for hostile site
By Elliot Spagat

Associated Press: US tells companies not to overlook qualified Americans
By Sadie Gurman

Associated Press: Study: Immigrant driver's licenses may ease hit-run crashes
By Janie Har

Associated Press: University of California foreign applications drop sharply

Associated Press: We the pupils: More states teach founding US documents
By Matt O'Brien

Washington Post: She voted illegally. But was the punishment too harsh?
By Robert Samuels

The Guardian: Protesting Trump's immigration policy? You might be accidentally helping him
By Rory Carroll

Washington Post (Opinion): Why is Trump flailing? Because Americans hate his agenda, and it's based on lies.
By Greg Sargent

Washington Post (Opinion): Trump wants an immigration system overhaul. Do Americans agree?
By Jack Citrin, Morris Levy and Matthew Wright

Washington Post (Opinion): The attack on our civil liberties by TSA, ICE and other government agencies has got to stop
By Petula Dvorak

Washington Post (Opinion): Trump administration punts on whether it will allow immigrant spouses to continue working
By Catherine Rampell

Washington Post (Opinion): This one group gets 70 percent of high-skilled foreign worker visas
By Tracy Jan

Wall Street Journal (Op-Ed): Trump and the Plutocrat's Hubris
By Joseph Epstein

Vox (Opinion): The case for immigration
By Matthew Yglesias

The Hill (Op-Ed): Protecting our border and our budget
By Rep. Mike Rogers


MLive.com: Lansing declared a sanctuary city in unanimous council vote
By Lauren Gibbons

Associated Press (Tennessee): Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee
By Jonathan Mattise

Associated Press (Maryland): Bill on immigrants and policing gets attention in Maryland

New York Times (California): Fist or Glove: California Democrats Debate Response to Trump
By Adam Nagourney

Washington Post (Maryland): Md. minority caucuses urge passage of Trust Act to protect undocumented immigrants
By Josh Hicks and Ovetta Wiggins

Reuters (Massachusetts): Massachusetts Top Court to Hear Case on Illegal Immigrant Detention
By Scott Malone