Archive for October 2016

USCIS Announces Final Rule Adjusting Immigration Benefit Application and Petition Fees

Oct 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Headline News

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today a final rule published in the Federal Register today adjusting the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effective Dec. 23, 2016. According to USCIS: USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits. The law requires […]



Film Recommendation: Buen Dia, Ramon A Charming Film About Illegal Immigration

Oct 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration

“Buen Dia, Ramon” (Good Day, Ramon) is an independent film written and directed by Jorge Ramírez-Suárez. The film is about an ambitious young Mexican travels to Germany to live with his friend’s aunt. However, due to unforeseen circumstances leads Ramon to living on the streets when he cannot find her. He faces a bleak future […]



With the Immigration Court’s Rocket Docket Many Unrepresented Families Quickly Ordered Deported

Oct 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Headline News

At the end of September 2016, according to very timely Immigration Court records obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) show that a total of 38,601 cases on the court’s “rocket docket” involving “adults with children” (AWC) have been decided by immigration judges since July of 2014. Two years ago the Immigration […]



Born In The U.S., Raised In China: ‘Satellite Babies’ Have A Hard Time Coming Home

Oct 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Immigration, Research

NPR recently reported  at the phenomenon of “satellite babies.”Anytime you eat at a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, it’s likely that somebody in that restaurant has a child who is in China at the moment,” says Cindy Liu, a psychologist at Harvard University. She points out that no one knows exactly how many Chinese immigrant families […]



How The Browning Of America Is Upending Both Political Parties

Oct 18th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Politics

Domenico Montanaro of NPR writes that America is at a demographic inflection point. The country is changing — it’s getting browner, as population growth slows among whites. Non-whites now make up a majority of kindergartners; by the next presidential election, the Census Bureau predicts they will be a majority of all children; and by 2044, […]

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