6/24/20 President Trump issued a proclamation extending and expanding 4/22/20 suspensions to include various types of temporary working visas as well as the family based, employment based and green card lottery immigrant visas which were banned by the April order. The visa ban does not affect persons who apply within the US for extensions of stay, changes of status, or adjustment of status.
4/22/20 President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of any individual seeking to enter the US as an immigrant who (1) is outside the US on the effective date of the proclamation, (2) does not have a valid immigrant visa as of 4/23/20, and (3) does not have a valid official travel document as of 4/23/20, or issued on any date thereafter. The proclamation is in effect on 4/23/20 for at least 60 days.
8/8/19 ICE raided several food processing plants in Mississippi detaining 680 people suspected of being in the country illegally. In April at a raid in Collin County, Texas, ICE arrested more than 280 suspected undocumented immigrants.
5/16/19 President Tump is set to unveil an immigration proposal to curb refugees and family members and expand skills based visas - it would establish a visa system prioritizing immigrants based on criteria such as education, English-language ability and high-paying job offers. The proposal also would eliminate the diversity visa lottery and limit the number of refugees offered permanent residency to 50,000 a year.
3/06/19 Arrests of families crossing the US-Mexico border illegally in the past five months hit a record. From October through February, border agents arrested 136,150 people traveling in families at the southern border.
2/25/19 The Trump administration is demanding supporting evidence in many more applications for H-1B visas for high-skilled foreign workers, and denying more petitions. The USCIS director has pledged stricter vetting in the immigration system and policies.
10/03/18 The Trump administration has ordered the State Department to stop issuing visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign officials working in the U.S.