The Department of Homeland Security issued a fee increase in July that was intended to help the cash-strapped agency that processes most immigration applications. However, a federal court in San Francisco temporarily blocked the agency from raising the cost of citizenship and other immigration applications, whose fees were set to increase at the end of […]Read more "DHS Fee Hike Blocked"
The Department of Homeland Security announced new policies that adjusts fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services. (Click here to read the pdf) Unlike most government agencies, USCIS is fee funded. DHS is adjusting USCIS fees by a weighted average increase of […]Read more "USCIS NEW FEES FOR 2020"
President Trump Tuesday said he would sign an executive order to take care of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and emphasize merit-based education. President Trump said last Friday he would sign an executive order which would include a “road to citizenship” for DACA recipients. President Trump told Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart he had […]Read more "DACA: Road to Citizenship"
In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum announcing an immigration relief program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain unauthorized aliens who arrived in the United States as children to apply for a two-year forbearance of removal. Those granted such relief become eligible for work authorization and […]Read more "Supreme Court Upholds DACA"
As of March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment […]Read more "COVID-19!!!"
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As of Christmas 2019, The House of Representative has voted to impeach President Trump. The Trump Administration has dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. to an all-time low, but the real number set to be admitted could be far lower than the official limit. 5,400 children have been separated from their […]Read more "Impeachment & Immigration"
Immigration vs. Executive Power Dreamers are the people, college students, military service members, and workers in American corporations who came to the US as the children of undocumented immigrants, will know their outcome soon. The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hold hearings Nov. 12 to decide on the legality of the Trump Administration’s order on Deferred […]Read more "Immigration vs. Executive Power"
Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide order barring a Trump administration policy that denies asylum to migrants crossing the border unless they have already tried and failed to obtain asylum in another country along the way. Judge Tigar stated that applying the […]Read more "Judge Blocks Administration Asylum Ban"
Earlier this week, Judge Jon Tigar of the Northern District of California blocked the Trump-administration interim final rule that would, “categorically deny asylum to almost anyone entering the United States at the southern border if he or she did not first apply for asylum in Mexico or another third country.” The asylum system that is […]Read more "Immigrant Rights to Asylum"