The State Department statistics offer a window into how the Homeland Security Department's forthcoming public charge regulation could reshape the legal immigration system. Under the regulation, which is expected to be finalized in the coming days, DHS will adopt a more aggressive public charge analysis to evaluate applications for green cards and visa renewals.
By Ted Hesson (politico.com) The number of Mexicans refused immigrant visas to the U.S. because they might become dependent on government benefits skyrocketed under President Donald Trump, according to State Department data obtained by POLITICO. Between Oct. 1 and July 29, the State Department denied 5,343 immigrant visa applications for Mexican nationals on the grounds […]
Rocket dockets are unnecessary to ensure that people attend their immigration hearings. Immigrant families are generally eager to attend their hearings. These hearings are the only way for them to obtain permanent protections in the United States.
By Katy Murdza (immigrationimpact.com) In an attempt to rush through immigrant families’ court cases, the government began implementing “rocket dockets” in September 2018 for parents and children who had recently entered the United States together without authorization. The program is intended to discourage Central American families from coming to the United States by quickly deporting […]
Now, under the administration’s new rule, immigration officers can apply expedited removal to anyone picked up anywhere in the United States who cannot prove that he or she has been living continuously in the country for two or more years. The lawsuit is asking a federal judge to stop the administration from applying expedited removal so broadly.
By Karolina Walters (immigrationimpact.com) The Trump administration recently announced it would start applying a fast-tracked deportation process known as “expedited removal” to hundreds of thousands more people than ever before. People across the United States could be deported within hours of being picked up by immigration officers, with no opportunity to see a judge or […]
The new Department of Homeland Security rule requires that immigrants living in the country legally “do not depend on public resources to meet their needs, but rather rely on their own capabilities, as well as the resources of family members, sponsors, and private organizations.”
By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Getting treated at the city’s public hospitals won’t necessarily be held against green card seekers, health officials said Monday amid news of a new Trump administration rule penalizing immigrants who legally receive government aid. Applications for permanent legal status can be rejected by immigration officials if immigrants use public benefits, […]
Arleigh Louison, who submitted over 1,800 fraudulent immigration applications indicted on 12 counts of making false statements in immigration documents
By Elias G. Brenda and Kathy (names changed for privacy), who spoke to Caribbean American Weekly recently, alleged that Arleigh Louison, a Grenadian national and New York resident, had defrauded them as he orchestrated a sham immigration practice in an office building located on 223rd Lenox Road, Brooklyn, adjacent to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke’s office. Federal […]
By Angela Fritz & Luis Velarde (msn.com) Elizabeth Iraheta was passing the Koch Foods processing plant in Morton, Miss., on Wednesday when she saw immigration officials swarming outside and a helicopter overhead. Big silver buses lined the driveway and agents blocked the entrance gates. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were sweeping through the workplace […]
A Notice to Appear (NTA) is the first step taken by the American government to begin removal of an immigrant from the country. NTA letters are typically mailed to those who have been denied status in the United States and where there is an engagement of criminal activity. Since Arleigh Louison has been arrested for […]
When you meet someone and start the ‘getting to know you’ process, there are many issues that can hinder the formation of a wonderful relationship. Kim was an undocumented immigrant and had met Steven, a citizen of the United States. Both had met while at a public event one night.
By Daisy Campbell When you meet someone and start the ‘getting to know you’ process, there are many issues that can hinder the formation of a wonderful relationship. Kim was an undocumented immigrant and had met Steven, a citizen of the United States. Both had met while at a public event one night. They both […]
The recent immigration raids were reported as unsuccessful. Brian Figeroux, Esq., of Ask the Lawyer, disagrees and explains why the raids were successful. Ask the Lawyer podcast with Attorney Brian Figeroux, in partnership with the Law Firm of Figeroux and Associates, has a mission to educate workers and provide them with relevant information pertinent to […]
Now more than ever, our immigrant neighbors need us. This is a fight for our community, for our families and, let’s face it- it is a fight for the constitutional rights of every person living in our country. Understanding the rights of immigrants is important for all of us, because it will now fall on […]