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California Wildfires Disrupt Immigration Services

The deadly wildfires raging across western states like California, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and Colorado may have displaced immigrants from their homes. One of the big concerns by immigration advocates is that undocumented residents may not seek shelter for fear of government reprisals, such as deportation. The wildfires have burned thousands of acres, so far. [...]

California Wildfires Disrupt Immigration Services2019-08-06T14:45:30+00:00

USCIS Adds Temporary 15K H-2B Visas for Lottery

There will be an additional 15,000 H-2B nonimmigrant visas available under the temporary final rule that allows increasing the number or cap through the end of the fiscal year 2018, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) at the end of May. Congress has set the current H-2B visa cap at 66,000 per [...]

USCIS Adds Temporary 15K H-2B Visas for Lottery2019-08-20T17:39:54+00:00

Trump Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’

While President Trump’s administration seems to be doing damage control with Honduran refugees seeking asylum in the United States, and also trying to get a border wall built, did he have some kind of epiphany about the practicality of accepting certain immigrants? It appears the answer to that question is an unequivocal, YES! President Trump’s [...]

Trump Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’2018-09-05T17:56:14+00:00

DACA IS BACK-FEDERAL COURT ORDERS PROGRAM REINSTATED

On Tuesday January 9, 2018, United States District Court Judge William H. Alsup ordered the Trump administration to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, which Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “rescinded” on September 5, 2017. DACA recipients may file requests for extension of their DACA status under the same rules as in effect [...]

DACA IS BACK-FEDERAL COURT ORDERS PROGRAM REINSTATED2019-08-20T17:45:21+00:00

What Changed by Strengthening the Refugee Screening Process?

A series of measures are being implemented by the United State at the Federal agency level to help ensure an improved refugee asylum screening process to address national security standards in lieu of past attacks on our soil. The State Department is claiming the new measures are needed to keep “nefarious and fraudulent actors” from [...]

What Changed by Strengthening the Refugee Screening Process?2019-08-05T20:05:22+00:00

Options to Overcome Final Orders of Deportation: Motions to Reopen

How to Reopen a Deportation Order For the better part of the past ten years, the USICE and related law enforcement agencies have embarked on an aggressive campaign to apprehend and remove from the United States thousands of immigrants against whom “final orders” of deportation or removal have been entered.  The Trump [...]

Options to Overcome Final Orders of Deportation: Motions to Reopen2019-08-20T17:44:57+00:00

Will I Get Deported for a Crime?

Perhaps the most contentious issue immigrants face is deportation, but it actually takes some doing to be physically removed from this country. One way to get deported is by not playing by the rules or rule of law rather, and we’ll take a closer look at what this means. Interestingly enough, the Supreme Court of [...]

Will I Get Deported for a Crime?2019-08-20T17:40:08+00:00

The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know

The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the phase out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since 2012, this Obama-era program has provided a means for young undocumented immigrants in the U.S. to obtain work permits, driver’s [...]

The End of the DACA Program: What Dreamers Need to Know2019-08-20T17:45:09+00:00

What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights!

What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights! With the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has already been ramping up arrests of non-citizens at record rates. While ICE arrested and deported more people under President Obama than his [...]

What to Do if ICE Comes Calling – Know Your Rights!2018-09-05T17:56:15+00:00

Immigrants Said to Make CA Stronger

State civic leaders, theologians, law enforcement, education, and business leaders took a bold stand against deportation Tuesday, March 8, 2016, when they presented the highest court in the land a friend-of-the-court brief singing the praises of undocumented workers and urging temporary relief to as many as 5 million immigrants who currently live and work in [...]

Immigrants Said to Make CA Stronger2019-08-20T17:46:41+00:00