Valerie Johnston

About Valerie Johnston

Valerie Johnston lives in East Texas and has been a professional writer for 10 years covering a wide range of topics including immigration and immigration law.

Poll Reveals American Citizens Not Supportive of Trump’s Immigration Policies

April 1st, 2017|USA|

By: Valerie Johnston In a recent poll conducted by CNN, 60% of Americans said that they do not agree with President Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants already in the country. In fact, the poll revealed that the same 60% supported immigration policies geared towards creating easier paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently working [...]

Post-Brexit Immigration to the UK Not Expected to Slow Down

March 29th, 2017|Europe|

By: Valerie Johnston Since the Brexit vote, many EU nationals are seeking residency cards in the UK. The rush to secure their right to stay in their country of residence resulted in more than 100,000 applications with the Home Office directly after the vote. In contrast, there were only 37,618 open applications for residency in [...]

Immigration Population in France is Overestimated by Most

March 28th, 2017|Europe|

By: Valerie Johnston In 2010, a Transatlantic Trend Survey estimated that roughly 24% of France was made up of immigrants, and this perception was widely shared by the French people. However, when a population survey was conducted in the same year, it was revealed that only 8.5% of the total population was foreign-born. In fact, [...]

Do Australian Refugee Deals Constitute a Quid Pro Quo?

March 25th, 2017|Australia|

By: Valerie Johnston In February of 2017, the Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton met with U.S. VP Pence to discuss what Dutton described as “two separate deals”. However, Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop disagreed, at first suggesting that the two deals were linked in a way that was clearly a “quid pro quo”, or person-for-person trade. [...]

Canada’s Immigration Policies Drawing Students Away from the U.S.

March 22nd, 2017|USA, Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston Historically, both the U.S. and the U.K. were top choices for international students. However, with recent changes in immigration policies in both areas, many students are looking elsewhere for their education. Lately, it has been Canada’s time to shine with students from all over the world – including students from the U.S. [...]

Refugee Deal in Turkey at Risk of Collapse

March 19th, 2017|Europe|

By: Valerie Johnston In 2016, Turkey and the EU made a deal to allow nearly three million refugees, largely Syrian, to enter and live in Turkey. In exchange, the EU was to provide financial aid, and start relocating refugees as soon as possible. But now, tension between Turkey and the EU, and specifically between Turkey [...]

Sanctuary Cities in the U.S. Gear Up to Take on Trump

March 18th, 2017|USA|

By: Valerie Johnston The major focus of the Trump administration since taking office has been immigration. In recent weeks, Trump has signed into effect laws that revoke federal funding from programs that are typically associated with so-called “sanctuary cities”. These cities, typically found on or near the border, tend to be more lenient on undocumented [...]