The Real Goal Of Trump’s ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration Plan May Just Be Fewer Immigrants

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump claimed in his speech to Congress last week that he could “save countless dollars, raise workers’ wages and help struggling families” with one trick: switching to a “merit-based” immigration system, like Canada’s or Australia’s. He made a similar case several days later in a tweet. First, he promoted Green Card Warrior,…

Rubio: Immigration reform ‘going to be difficult, but it is possible’

Sen. Marco Rubio has said that immigration reform is “difficult but…possible.” The Florida lawmaker made the comments on FOX News Wednesday, the day after President Trump gave an address which mentioned the issue several times. During his interview, Rubio outlined a three-step approach which involves enforcing current laws, modernizing the criteria for determining who stays,…

Here’s everything Donald Trump said about immigration in his speech to Congress

Last year, with the presidential campaign underway and Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration playing a critical role in the Republican primaries, President Barack Obama addressed the subject. “Immigrants aren’t the principal reason wages haven’t gone up; those decisions are made in the boardrooms that all too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns,” Obama said. “America…

Trump’s quick deportation plan may be illegal, past immigration chiefs say

Former immigration enforcement chiefs are questioning the legality of President Trump’s plan to ramp up a program that allows federal agents to quickly deport suspected undocumented immigrants without appearing before a judge. “Expedited removals” have been in force for 20 years but have only been used against people caught within 100 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border…

IRS Reminds International Taxpayers of Tax Obligations; Clarifies Rules for Tax Withholding Agents

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded non-U.S. citizens who may have taxable income, such as international students and scholars who may be working or receiving scholarship funds, that they may have special requirements to file a U.S. tax return. The IRS also reminded withholding agents — such as payroll professionals or universities —…

Trump to spare U.S. ‘dreamer’ immigrants from crackdown

President Donald Trump’s administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as “dreamers” who entered the United States illegally as children, according to official guidelines released on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security guidance to immigration agents is part of a broader border…