Jamaican among 13 nabbed in immigration sweep

Jamaican among 13 nabbed in immigration sweep

NEWARK, New Jersey (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican national is among 13 people detained during a four-day “surge effort” that targeted immigrants who have been issued a final order of removal in the past five years. It said that those detained also have criminal convictions or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trump’s Latest Weapon: NTA Letters Will Result in More Deportation of Immigrants

Trump’s Latest Weapon: NTA Letters Will Result in More Deportation of Immigrants

By Dana Mathura In recent immigration news that may have occurred directly under our noses, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing their New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear. The move is a direct effect of Executive Order 13768 which Trump signed just five days into being inaugurated as President. Immigration […]