Immigration News

Congress Must Save DACA – and Not Just for Dreamers

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer say they’ve brokered a deal with Trump for a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The current program, created by President Obama, allowed undocumented immigrants who had been brought to the United States as children a way to attend… Read More
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Trump Administration Stands Alone in Effort to Dump DACA Dreamers

On Tuesday, the White House announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Criticism immediately poured forth from many sectors, including activists, industry and elected officials. The public didn’t back the decision, either. A poll by Morning Consult and Politico revealed that 76% of Americans backed either na… Read More
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Arpaio Pardon Highlights the Worst Attributes of the Trump Presidency

When Donald Trump pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, the White House statement made reference to Arpaio’s “more than 50 years of admirable service to our nation,” and specifically spotlighted Arpaio’s work “protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration.” Of course, as a county sheriff, protecting the… Read More
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Trump Immigration Plan (Unsurprisingly) Falls Short of Promise

A few days before his inauguration, Donald Trump promised that his immigration plan was going to be “very firm” but would “have a lot of heart.” That was half true. On Wednesday, Trump backed the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act introduced by Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue. Contrary to Trump… Read More
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U Visa Protects Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse and Other Crimes

Non-citizen victims of crime are often hesitant to seek help from law enforcement, and this uncertainty makes them easy prey for criminals. In 2000, Congress took a large step toward alleviating this problem with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and the creation of the U visa. Eligibility for the U Visa The U vi… Read More
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Options for Non-Citizen Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence often feel trapped and helpless. Finding options for separating themselves from an abuser and building a better life in a safe place is daunting, and may even seem impossible. These barriers may seem all the more insurmountable when the victim is not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (i.e., green card holder).… Read More
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Trump Administration Continues Campaign to Bar Best and Brightest

The Trump administration continued its campaign against immigration this week with a delay in implementing the International Entrepreneur Rule—a delay that may be permanent if the administration has its way. The new rule, which would have allowed entrepreneurs to come to the United States on a temporary basis to start up companies, was to take ef… Read More
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Celebrating Independence Day with 15,000 New American Citizens

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) celebrated the 4th of July with more than 65 naturalization ceremonies around the country. Between June 30 and July 4, USCIS administered the Oath of Allegiance to more than 15,000 new citizens. You can watch the video of the ceremony that took place on the deck of the USS New Jersey in… Read More
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Trump Travel Ban Just Won’t Die – U.S. Supreme Court Allows Limited Ban

In January, the Trump administration said a temporary travel ban was necessary to allow the administration time to review procedures and ensure the safety of the United States. They said they just needed a 90-day buffer to do their homework and make sure we were secure. The first travel ban failed, and in March, Trump tried again. 38 days had passe… Read More
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Nine Things You Should Know about DACA and Dreamers

In 2012, President Obama signed a controversial executive order creating a program that offered temporary amnesty to undocumented individuals who arrived in the United States as children (often referred to as “Dreamers.”).  These long-term residents of the U.S. were in the difficult position of being in the country without documentation, thoug… Read More
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