BRIDGE Act will ...

Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) plan to introduce a plan to keep some undocumented immigrants from being deported by the incoming Trump administration. The BRIDGE Act would provide three years of protection for people who came to …
Posted On 15 Dec 2016

Undocumented ...

Undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy in many ways. An updated 50-state study, ‘Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions’, by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) finds that undocumented immigrants’ tax contributions would...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016

No legal help for ...

Immigrant children who are alone in their legal battle to stay in the United States can’t even turn to the federal judiciary to ensure they have a lawyer along the way. A federal appeals court sided with the Obama administration …
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Third presidential ...

The focal point of the immigration discussion in the final presidential debate appears to have been Donald Trump’s reference to “bad hombres,” as the candidates once again delved very little into the subject’s details. As Twitter users do, they...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016

Judge backs off ...

A federal judge in Texas has issued a stay on his order demanding that attorneys for the federal government turn over the identifying information of 50,000 young immigrants with deportation deferrals. It all started when a group of 26 states …
Posted On 17 Jul 2016

Supreme Court tie ...

The U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4 Thursday over a challenge to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy, a result that prevents the administration from putting the program into effect during the rest of his term. The split was reflected in a …
Posted On 23 Jun 2016

Becoming a U.S. ...

Getting a green card can be a long, arduous process for many immigrants. Some even have to wait for 25 years or spend tens of thousands of dollars to get legal permanent residency in the United States. Because of this, …
Posted On 19 Jun 2016

Immigrant Heritage ...

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a time to celebrate diversity and immigrants’ shared American heritage. Launched by President Obama in 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month is celebrating it’s third anniversary by teaming up with more than 50 high-profile artists and...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016

Virtual assistant ...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded the capabilities of “Emma,” a virtual assistant that allows customers to quickly find accurate immigration information. Now, Emma can answer questions and direct users to relevant USCIS web pages in Spanish as well as...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016

Trump rhetoric ...

Several immigration rights activists claim presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rhetoric is inspiring state lawmakers to write legislation that targets immigrants and refugees. In a press call, representatives from immigrant rights groups in Arizona, Wisconsin...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016