Immigration News

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 [...]

California Wildfires Disrupt Immigration Services

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 Finally Admits ‘U.S. Needs Immigrants’

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” [...]

What Changed by Strengthening the Refugee Screening Process?

Employers Must Start Using Revised I-9 Form

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department recently released a revised “Employment Eligibility Verification” version of Form I-9. The newly revised I-9 form (dated 11/14/2016) must be used beginning Jan. 22, 2017, whereas employers can continue using the older version I-9 form dated 03/08/2013 until then. So, What Changes are Coming to Form I-9? [...]

Employers Must Start Using Revised I-9 Form

Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy

Our country is poised to get a brand new administration at the beginning of the year, and with it may come sweeping changes – many of them may be bad for undocumented immigrants. But are undocumented immigrants really responsible for lower wages and in effect taking jobs away from natural born citizens? The focus of [...]

Myths & Facts about Undocumented Immigrants and the Economy

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

Foreign nationals from Nicaragua and Honduras are now eligible for extended deportation relief in the U.S., as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security - Jeh Johnson - has recently extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for these individuals. The 18-month extension will reportedly run through July 5, 2018. In addition to being available for Nicaraguans and Hondurans, [...]

Temporary Extended Status (TPS) for Nicaragua & Honduras Extended through 2018, USCIS Announces

Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’

The term “illegal alien” has been a part of the American lexicon for decades. While the phrase was first established by the Library of Congress in 1980 (as“aliens, illegal”), in 1993, it was revised to “illegal aliens” in 1993. Since then, however, political correctness has seemed to trigger a fading reliance on this phrase. [...]

Library of Congress Will No Longer Use Phrase ‘Illegal Alien’

El Salvadorians Can Apply for an Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

One of the latest nations from Central America to be granted a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension from Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is El Salvador. This essentially gives El Salvador’s nationals (as well as those who last resided in that nation) an additional 18 months of extended stay in the U.S., even if their [...]

El Salvadorians Can Apply for an Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Waiting on a Visa Petition But Not Eligible to Adjust Status? I-601a Available Now!

Finally, more than one year after publishing a proposed rule to expand eligibility for I-601A provisional waivers of inadmissibility due to the “3 and 10-year bar” for accrual of unlawful presence in the US, the DHS has made the rule final.  On August 29, 2016, USCIS will begin accepting I-601A Applications for Provisional Waiver [...]

Waiting on a Visa Petition But Not Eligible to Adjust Status? I-601a Available Now!

Relatives of Filipino War Veterans May Seek Early Admission To The U.S.

Effective June 8, 2016, the USCIS is accepting requests for “parole,” a form of special entry to the US, on behalf of the relatives of certain Filipino World War II Veterans.  When granted parole, eligible family members will be permitted to reunite with their family members in the US; years before they would otherwise be [...]

Relatives of Filipino War Veterans May Seek Early Admission To The U.S.
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