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Why are US Immigration Officials Separating Families?

Why are US Immigration Officials Separating Families? “If you cross this border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple,” stated Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this month. Sessions’ speech outlined the the Trump Administration’s new, zero-tolerance policy on immigration misdemeanor crimes … Read More
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Sorry Trump: The Best Immigrants Are African

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was recently quoted saying that most undocumented immigrants ‘don’t have skills’ to integrate into the U.S. “The vast majority of the people that move illegally into United States are not bad people. They’re not criminals,” John Kelly told NPR, but “they’re also not people… Read More
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Love and Immigration in the USA

Fiancé(e) & Marriage Green Card Questions U.S. immigration is getting more and more complicated by the day. Thankfully, though, the immigration process for family members is still relatively straight forward – at least as much as any US immigration process can be. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about your marri… Read More
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Your Social Media for Your U.S. Visa

New regulations from the U.S. Department of State may require all visa applicants – including those applying for simple tourist visas – to provide their social media accounts on their visa application forms. Many are left wondering why the Administration is asking for this extra information on standard visa applications, and what might… Read More
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US Asylum: The History of Asylum and what it means Today

The Caravan of migrants that has so infuriated Trump has reached the Mexican-American border, prompting intense reactions from both sides of the immigration debate. Their arrival has also raised questions about the reasons we offer asylum, who is eligible and why the us asylum process takes such a long time. History of asylum The idea of internat… Read More
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How Long Will My Green Card Application Take?

Green Card Processing Time In January 2018, USCIS revised its methodology for calculating your green card processing time. This was in response to complaints that the case processing times USCIS posted on its website were inaccurate, unclear and not helpful. USCIS had a goal of processing green card applications within 120 days, but that goal was… Read More
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Pereira v. Sessions

Who is Wescley Pereira? Learn more about the pereira v sessions Supreme Court case and what it might mean to immigrants across the country. Wescley Pereira came to the U.S. from Brazil on a six-month tourist visa in 2000, and never left. He eventually made a home for himself on Martha’s Vineyard, where he works as a handyman and lives with his w… Read More
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The Immigration Court Backlog

Solving The Immigration Court Backlog Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instituted new immigration court quotas in an effort to speed up case handling and reduce the immigration courts’ huge case backlog. The new performance ratings will require that judges clear at least 700 cases a year in order to receive a satisfactory job rating, wit… Read More
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Trump Sends Troops to the Border

Trump is sending up to 4,000 National Guard troops to the border – the U.S.-Mexican border – in an effort to combat, in Trump’s own words, the “lawlessness that continues at our southern border.” Are these guards going to be an effective way to enhance border security, or are they just, as many assert, a way to satiat… Read More
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California Sues the Federal Government Over a Census Question - Why Does it Matter?

Suing over the Census Last week, The Commerce Department announced it would reinstate the citizenship question on the 2020 Census to help enforce the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In response, the State of California is suing over the census citizenship question. The suit, led by California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra, was quickly followed b… Read More
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