Data Shows Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented New Yorkers Would Benefit Everyone

Comptroller Stringer and Fiscal Policy Institute :Data Shows How Expanding Driver’s License Eligibility Would Increase Economic Mobility for Immigrants, Improve Road Safety, and Lower Insurance Premiums for All

Data Shows Granting Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented New Yorkers Would Benefit Everyone

(New York, NY) — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, the Fiscal Policy Institute, New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York, and MinKwon Center today renewed their call to expand access to driver’s licenses to all New Yorkers, without regard to immigration status – citing economic and safety benefits of the policy. The coalition […]

The Immigrant’s Journal – Vol. 103

The Immigrant’s Journal – Vol. 103

Trump-McConnell Bill is Filled with Malevolent Poison PillsWith the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump continues to hold the American people, their government, and federal workers hostage for a border wall that experts agree harms border communities, the environment, wildlife, and is simply ineffective.… read the full article below in the Publication Caribbean American […]

ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

Associated Press

ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

This June 2018 photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas. Federal immigration officials are force feeding some of the immigrants who have been on hunger strike for nearly a month inside the Texas detention facility. (Photo:AFP) TEXAS, United States (AP) — Immigrants around the country […]

The Immigrant’s Journal

A Publication by The Immigrant's Journal Legal & Educational Fund Inc.

The Immigrant’s Journal

Recently, the Trump administration took steps to radically transform a little-known provision of immigration law that could have an outsized impact on legal immigration. In proposed regulations, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated that it would redefine the legal term “public charge” to block green cards for low-income immigrants who receive non-cash public benefits […]

Senate Majority Passes The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

Senate Majority Passes The José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

(Albany, NY) The Senate Majority Conference today passed the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act (S.1250). This legislation will allow undocumented children, who are already students in New York State, the ability to qualify for state aid for higher education, create a Dream Fund for college scholarship opportunities and remove barriers that prevent undocumented families […]

How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

The IJLEF acts to empower immigrants and protect them against proposals such as the Public Charge Rule

How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

By IJLEF, Inc. Immigrating to the United States is a difficult task that raises many questions for immigrants who want to ensure their rights to stay in this country. If you’ve ever researched the legality of immigrating to the U.S. from any country, you may have asked yourself these questions: What is Unlawful Presence? What […]

New York governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

New York governor grants Caribbean nationals clemency

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has granted pardons to several Caribbean nationals, including five Jamaicans, convicted of minor drug and other offenses and saving them from possible deportation under the Donald Trump administration’s tough policy on immigrants. Cuomo said he was granting clemency to 29 immigrants “who have demonstrated […]

Proposed Public Charge Rule: What You Need to Know

Proposed Public Charge Rule: What You Need to Know

Recently, the Trump administration took steps to radically transform a little-known provision of immigration law that could have an outsized impact on legal immigration. In proposed regulations, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated that it would redefine the legal term “public charge” to block green cards for low-income immigrants who receive non-cash public benefits […]