13 Oct

California fires: Immigrants living illegally in path of blazes told they won’t be deported by ICE officials

Officials have reassured immigrants it’s safe to go to shelters By Jeremy B White San Francisco of http://www.independent.co.uk As fires continue to rage across Northern California, authorities are reassuring residents worried about being deported. Thousands of people have been displaced by infernos that have charred over 200,000 acres and claimed 31 lives. As officials have…

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02 Oct

Deadline to Submit DACA Renewal Requests Approaching On Oct. 5

Release Date: Sept. 28, 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients that they have one week to properly file their DACA renewal requests and associated applications for employment authorization. As previously announced, for recipients whose DACA and work authorization expire between Sept. 5, 2017, and…

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02 Oct

New USCIS Form Streamlines Process to Obtain a Work Authorization Document and Social Security Number Simultaneously

WASHINGTON – Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single form – the updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. To lawfully work…

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04 Sep

USCIS Grants All Available U Visas for Fiscal Year 2017

USCIS has approved the congressionally mandated annual limit of 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status for victims of certain crimes committed in the United States who assist law enforcement authorities. Although USCIS cannot grant any more U visas in fiscal year (FY) 2017, we will continue to review pending petitions for eligibility for potential visa…

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14 Dec

Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration

Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration The Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s William Stock talked about President-elect Trump’s immigration policy, including his pledge to cut federal funding for “sanctuary cities” that shelter illegal immigrants and do not use local resources to enforce federal immigration laws.

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22 Nov

Has Donald Trump Shifted Position on Immigration?

On his surprise address, on November 21 2016, President Donald Trump made a sharp turn on his priorities. He mentioned that he will be focusing on visa programs which take jobs from American workers. Trump will ask Department of Labor (DOL) to actually investigate such visas. According to Politico.com, TRUMP’S DOL WILL TARGET VISA PROGRAMS:…

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