July 24, 2020

The DACA Program is taking new applications

January 25, 2019

A proposal from the Republican Senate would drastically change how asylum for unaccompanied minors are handled:

  • The proposal says that children under 18 years old from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who want to apply for asylum will have to apply outside of the United States at designated application processing centers in Central America. 

  • Children seeking asylum must also meet other criteria, including having a qualified parent or guardian in the United States who can take them into their custody.They can’t have an outstanding deportation order nor have been previously deported or denied asylum. They also can’t be a public safety or nat...

December 20, 2018

CANCÚN, Mexico — The Trump administration announced a new migration policy Thursday that will require asylum seekers who cross the Mexican border illegally to return to Mexico while their cases are decided.

The United States has been trying for months to get Mexico’s leaders to agree to house those migrants, and on Thursday Mexico’s new government reluctantly agreed.

The American secretary of homeland security, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, said the move would prevent people from using the asylum process as a way of slipping into the United States and remaining in the country illegally.

“Today we are announcing historic measures to bring the illegal immigration cr...

November 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback to the president’s attempt to clamp down on a huge wave of Central Americans crossing the border.

Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the government from carrying out a new rule that denies protections to people who enter the country illegally. The order, which suspends the rule until the case is decided by the court, applies nationally.

“Whatever the scope...

September 16, 2018

As the Trump administration pursues a hard-line policy on immigration, it is facing resistance from an unexpected quarter — judges who rule on whether immigrants will be deported or be allowed to stay in the country.

Immigration judges are objecting to a series of policy and personnel changes that their bosses at the Justice Department say are aimed at speeding up the immigration courts, which as of the end of June had a backlog of 732,730 cases, 94,871 of them in New York, according to the department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Some judges, including those in the New York courts, interpret the new policies, which include quotas on how man...

July 22, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden, mulling a possible 2020 presidential run, ripped into the Trump administration’s immigration policies on Friday -- calling them “one of the darkest moments in our history” at a rally held by a Latino civil rights organization.

Biden made his fiery remarks in Phoenix, Arizona, at an event for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). He specifically targeted the Justice Department’s “zero tolerance” policy on prosecuting all illegal border crossers.

“Grotesque lies, lies about immigrants, about crime, about costs to the community,” said Biden. “This administration’s policies that literally rip babies from the a...

March 4, 2018

Barbara Negron is an licensed attorney in Chile completing her studies in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the most prestigious law school in Chile. Barbara is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is currently a law student at Stetson University College of of Law studying to obtain her Florida Bar License. After she graduates she will join our staff full time. 

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire university is teaming up with two organizations to offer $20 million in scholarships to young immigrants who are living in the country illegally and often have difficulty getting financial aid.

Southern New Hampshire University says its program would reach 1,000 students over the next five years who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

The program would offer full scholarships to DACA students to pursue associate and bachelor's degree programs through one of the university's online programs.

The announcement comes as the Obama-era DACA program that shielded hundreds of thousands of young...

January 19, 2018

 Even-though TPS for people from Haiti and El Salvador is scheduled to end next year those already registered can and should re-register. Registration is now open and will last until March 19, 2018. If you apply for an employment document it will be valid until the program ends

July 22'nd, 2019 for Haitians and September 9, 2019 for people from El Salvador. Current employment documents have been extended for six months, until July 22'nd for Haitians and September 5th for Salvadoran. It is strongly suggested that those eligible re-register to gain the benefits of any further extensions.

December 28, 2017

USCIS will issue EADs with a July 5, 2018, expiration date to eligible Honduran  and Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension in accordance with the TPS Honduras Federal Register notice. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, DHS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on Jan. 5, 2018. Accordingly, through this notice, DHS automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Honduras for 180 days, through July 4, 2018. We encourage TPS beneficiaries to file their EAD applications as...

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