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Veterans say the Trump administration's confusing new rule may be 'targeting' immigrants who serve in war zones

Veterans say the Trump administration's confusing new rule may be 'targeting' immigrants who serve in war zonesThe new policy applies to Green Card holders who serve in uniform. "Why are we targeting people who want to serve?" a leading veterans advocate said.



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Judges rule migrant children must get soap and bedding, reject govt appeal

Judges rule migrant children must get soap and bedding, reject govt appealDetained migrant children must be given soap, dry clothes and clean bedding, US federal judges ruled Thursday, dismissing an appeal by the Trump administration. The ruling by three judges at San Francisco’s federal appeals court follows reports of severe overcrowding and disease-ridden cells at US detention centers. A surge of Central American migrants has overwhelmed US immigration services, leading to multi-pronged controversial efforts by US President Donald Trump’s administration to stem the flow, resulting in court challenges.



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Thirteen U.S. states sue over new rule to limit legal immigration

Thirteen U.S. states sue over new rule to limit legal immigrationSome experts say the rule could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people if they fail to meet high enough income standards or if they receive public assistance such as welfare, food stamps, public housing or Medicaid. “The Trump Administration’s message is clear: if you’re wealthy you’re welcome, if you’re poor, you’re not,” Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement. The rule, unveiled on Monday and to take effect Oct. 15, expands the definition of a public charge, allowing denials to visa applicants who fail to meet income requirements or who receive public assistance.



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India hails 'historic' Kashmir rule as Pakistan, China slam move

India hails 'historic' Kashmir rule as Pakistan, China slam moveIndia’s Hindu nationalist government on Tuesday hailed “historic” legislation to bring Kashmir under its direct control but Pakistan and China challenged the divisive move, sending tensions soaring between the nuclear neighbours. New Delhi stripped Kashmir of its seven-decade-long autonomous status via a presidential decree on Monday, hours after imposing a massive security lockdown in the state to quell any unrest. “Together we are, together we shall rise and together we will fulfill the dreams of 130 crore (ten million) Indians,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted late Tuesday after parliament approved the move to turn India’s only Muslim-majority state into administrative territories controlled by his government.



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USDA rule could affect food stamp eligibility for 3M Americans

USDA rule could affect food stamp eligibility for 3M AmericansThe Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.



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U.S. to expand rapid deportation nationwide with sweeping new rule

U.S. to expand rapid deportation nationwide with sweeping new ruleThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday it will order more speedy deportations of immigrants who crossed illegally and are caught anywhere in the United States, expanding a program typically applied only along the southern border with Mexico. The rule set to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday would apply “expedited removal” to any illegal crossers who cannot prove to immigration agents that they have been living in the country for two years. Legal experts said it was a dramatic expansion of a program that cuts out review by an immigration judge.



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Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 mln people from food stamps

Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 mln people from food stampsThe Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said. Currently, 43 U.S. states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, if they receive benefits from another federal program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, according to the USDA.



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Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps

Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stampsThe Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said. Currently, 43 U.S. states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, if they receive benefits from another federal program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, according to the USDA.



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Trump Administration Implements ‘Third Country’ Rule to Alleviate Border Crisis

Trump Administration Implements ‘Third Country’ Rule to Alleviate Border CrisisThe Trump administration on Monday announced a new “safe third country” policy that will drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to receive asylum in the U.S.The new policy, which will take effect when it is published in the Federal Register Tuesday, requires that migrants first apply for refugee status in Mexico, or whatever country they enter after leaving home, before seeking asylum in the U.S. Under the policy, only those migrants who have been denied asylum in another country will be eligible to seek asylum in the U.S.“Ultimately, today's action will reduce the overwhelming burdens on our domestic system caused by asylum-seekers failing to seek urgent protection in the first available country, economic migrants lacking a legitimate fear of persecution, and the transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and smugglers exploiting our system for profits,” Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said in a statement.The rule change, which is sure to be met with numerous legal challenges, is designed to discourage economic migrants from applying for asylum and includes exceptions for victims of human trafficking and other crimes.Attorney General Bill Barr said the move would stop “forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground.”The policy shift builds on the previously implemented Migrant Protection Protocols, which required that certain asylum-seekers remain in Mexico while their cases are being adjudicated.Federal law allows anyone who enters the U.S. to apply for asylum but includes an exception for those who first travel through a "safe third country."Currently, the U.S. only has a "safe third country" agreement with Canada and administration officials have thus far been rebuffed in their efforts to secure a similar arrangement with Mexico. Central American countries, including Guatemala and El Salvador, are considering adopting a regional compact to strike a similar deal with the U.S., but there is a legal challenge pending in Guatemala that is now preventing the finalization of any such deal.



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The Latest: Mexico 'does not agree' with new US asylum rule

The Latest: Mexico 'does not agree' with new US asylum ruleEbrard said at a news conference that a “safe third country” agreement with the United States “is not going to happen,” though he later appeared to hedge on that, saying only it would need prior congressional approval. Mexico’s asylum system is also currently overwhelmed by a rise in requests.



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