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Trump Now Says He Wants More Legal Immigration

U.S. News

President Donald Trump says he's now in favor of more legal immigration, marking a break from the policies he's advocated.


Study: Support for Legal Immigration On the Rise Among Both Parties

U.S. News

The survey found that the shift comes mostly from changing views of Democrats. Since 2006, the number of Democrats who believe legal immigration should increase doubled from 20 to 40 percent. Republicans views have also changed, but less drastically. Since 2006, the number of Republicans who believe legal immigration into the U.S. should be decreased fell from 43 to 33 percent.


Report: Fewer Immigrants in US Without Legal Status

U.S. News

The decline stems largely from a drop in the number of Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to 5.5 million in 2016 from nearly 7 million in 2007. Some returned to their country to reunite with family, while others were deported.


How Legal Chatbots Will Automate Lawyer Services in the Future

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Chatbots are revolutionizing almost every industry, and they can now provide AI legal services as well. People can chat with a lawyer online for free now, initiating an online legal chat with a virtual legal assistant to quickly get all the help they need. But will lawyers be automated because of legal chatbots? A so-called chatbot lawyer can't and won't replace an actual human lawyer. No matter how advanced AI in chatbots becomes in the future, we will always need the human touch, especially with legal matters. A law bot can only enhance the work of lawyers.


Trump White House Reportedly Inching Closer to Curtailing Legal Immigration That Could Affect 20 Million Immigrants

Slate

The Trump administration appears to be making moves to actualize its plan to reduce the number of legal immigrants coming to the U.S. by penalizing permanent residents that have availed upon government assistance, including Obamacare, NBC News reports. The White House is expected to put forth its immigration proposal in a matter of weeks that, according to immigration lawyers, would amount to "the biggest change to the legal immigration system in decades and estimate that more than 20 million immigrants could be affected," according to NBC News. The proposed changes, according to recent drafts of the policy, would affect "immigrants living legally in the U.S. who have ever used or whose household members have ever used Obamacare, children's health insurance, food stamps and other benefits could be hindered from obtaining legal status in the U.S.," according to NBC News. "Using some public benefits like Social Security Insurance has already hindered immigrants from obtaining legal status in the past, but the programs included in the recent draft plan could mean that immigrant households earning as much as 250 percent of the poverty level could be rejected." The administration appears to be inching closer to presenting its plan to limit immigration across the board, as a version of the plan has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the last stop before publishing the rule in the federal register.