April 17 - 23
Trump Signs Immigration Order Featuring Numerous Exemptions
Associated Press | Jill Colvin and Elliot Spagat | April 23
"President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive order “temporarily suspending immigration into the United States.” But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of applicants. Trump said his move was necessary to help Americans find work in an economy ravaged by the coronavirus. “This will ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens,” he said."
Acting Homeland Security Chief Suggests Additional Immigration Measures Could Be Coming
CNN | Geneva Sands, Kevin Liptak, and Maegan Vasquez | April 23.
"Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Thursday that President Donald Trump's immigration executive order is a first step, teasing additional measures aimed at non-immigrant temporary visas. "That is something that the department has been looking at for the past several months, so we are well underway and look forward to presenting to the President those recommendations for additional steps," he said during a Fox News interview. Trump signed his executive order barring some immigration to the United States on Wednesday evening, nearly 48 hours after announcing the move on Twitter. The order directs the Department of Homeland and Security and the Department of Labor to look at additional recommendations, said Wolf.”
Supreme Court Sides with Government in Immigration Case
Washington Post | Associated Press | April 23
“The Supreme Court is making it harder for noncitizens who are authorized to live permanently in the United States to argue they should be allowed to stay in the country if they’ve committed crimes. The decision Thursday split the court 5-4 along ideological lines. The decision came in the case of Andre Barton, a Jamaican national and green card holder."