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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Trump tightens rules for visas

National: In continuing its draconian immigration policies, the Donald J. Trump’s administration in the United States is giving immigration and consular officials new grounds to deny entry to visitors from the Caribbean and other places or to deport them if they are already in the United States. Comment

US-Trinidad World Cup qualifier in Couva

Trinidad and Tobago: The United States’ final game in regional World Cup qualifying against Trinidad and Tobago will be played at 10,000-seat Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva rather than 27,000-capacity Hasely Crawford Stadium in the capital of Port-of-Spain. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Federal judge urges Trump to push back DACA deadline

National: United States federal judge in Brooklyn on Thursday urged the Trump administration to extend its deadline for young, undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants to apply to stay in the US under a program by former President Barack Obama that Trump recently announced that he was rescinding. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

Democrats start legal assault on Trump’s ‘Dreamers’ move

National: By Nelson A. KingA day after President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama-era executive action that shields young, undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” from deportation, a coalition of US Democratic attorneys general and others have renewed their legal assault on the move. Comment

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

NY state comptroller readies for a DACA fight

New York: In the aftermath of the announcement made by the Trump Administration on Tuesday to end the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the New York State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli has condemned the action taken by the government and called it cruel, immoral and un-American. Comment

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Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

Thousands protest DACA ruling

New York: On Tuesday, Sept .4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced — as anticipated — that the Trump administration will not renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program introduced by President Obama’s executive order, five years ago. Sessions said DACA will end in six months giving Congress time to formally act. Comment