Letter: Public Charge rule will hurt children and families

To The Editor This month, there has been a new policy proposed from the White House, laying out potential revisions to the existing Public Charge law to impact existing and new lawful permanent residents of the United States.  The longstanding Public Charge rule has existed for more than 100 years, and was intended to demonstrate that non–U.S. citizens who are seeking to enter the U.S. or to...

Letter: Costello must reveal stance on Executive Order

To The Editor, In a Facebook post following the attacks in Paris in November of 2015, Congressman Ryan Costello said that we must “prioritize the resettlement of oppressed religious minorities” when considering refugees being admitted into the United States. Although this statement is rather callous considering groups such as ISIL do not discriminate when it comes to their ravage killings,...

Birthright citizen challenge is a slippery slope

Can citizenship be taken away by a whim? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Much in line with the old Chinese curse, we live in interesting times. Arguably, though, with more than one Republican presidential candidate arguing for repeal (or downright ignoring of) the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, suggesting that the children of illegal immigrants to the United States should be denied...

Spring City man pleads guilty to immgration fraud

Sudhakar Majety, 46, of Spring City, pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of visa fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally bring more than 50 workers to the United States on H-1B visas to work as IT consultants for his company Upani Consultants. According to authorities, Majety created a series of shell corporations and sham contracts to pretend that Upani Consultants needed the additional...