Immigration News

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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Marriage, Divorce and Green Cards

Marriage Divorce Green Card Marrying a US Citizen is typically an unquestionable path to gaining lawful permanent residency and, eventually, naturalization – however love doesn’t always last as long as lengthy USCIS processing times. In the mess of divorce, what happens to your green card application? Here’s some answers in the s… Read More
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What is a Sanctuary City?

What is a Sanctuary City? With Sanctuary City’s a hot topic in the news, many are left wondering, exactly what is a sanctuary city? While there is no legal definition of a “Sanctuary City,” the term typically refers to the resistance by local governments to aid federal enforcement of an unpopular policy – which in current events,… Read More
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The US Immigration "Culture of Fear"

I’ve been receiving calls from young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area who are living in fear that their undocumented family members will be harassed, arrested or even deported in the recent ICE raids in the area. The Trump Administration’s belief that all immigrants are criminals hasn’t helped. Creating a culture of fear,… Read More
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A Nation of Immigrants

This week, the USCIS changed their mission statement, removing the phrase “Nation of Immigrants,” causing many to question what is the true role immigrants have played in American society throughout history. A History Of Immigrants The term “A Nation of Immigrants” came to life in the 1950’s during the Civil Rights M… Read More
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Could DACA Dreamers Face Deportation?

Will Dreamers Face Deportation? After last week’s open-floor Senate debate on immigration, there were high hopes that we’d see a bipartisan immigration bill pass in Congress. The week ended rather anticlimactically, however – Congress didn’t pass any bill on immigration and failed to extend protection to the DACA Dreamers.… Read More
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The Economics of US Immigration

Immigration has a huge effect on the country, which might be why it’s such a polemic topic. Whatever your stance on immigration may be, you have to admit that immigration plays a major role in shaping the nation that we are. While there is a huge emotional factor to the immigration debate, one of the central arguments for immigration lies in… Read More
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The Three Pillars of Immigration Reform

On Monday, the Senate began an open-ended debate on immigration reform, in an attempt to build a new immigration bill from scratch on the Senate floor. The Senate debate is a curious and extremely rare way to attempt to create bipartisan legislature on the most hotly debated topics of the year. The fate of many documented and undocumented immigra… Read More
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