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NY Times Editorial Board: Trump Embraces a Senseless Immigration Proposal

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Petitions

The New York Times editorial board in “Trump Embraces a Senseless Immigration Proposal” outlines its displeasure with the proposed RAISE Act and his attempt to appeal to his supporters. President Trump has endorsed legislation that would slash legal immigration by half, mainly by cutting the number of visas granted to relatives of citizens, while favoring […]



New Report Calls into Question CBP’s Use of Force Policy

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Petitions, Research

Immigration Impact provides a recent report that once again places Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) use-of-force policies into question.  The new report is by former Baltimore police commissioner and Justice Department official Thomas Frazie. First reported by the Center for Investigative Journalism’s Reveal, Frazier’s scathing review of CBP policy was done at the request of the family of […]



Pope Francis Suggests Trump is “Not a Christian” Based on Deportation, Border Wall Policies

Feb 20th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Immigration, Petitions, Politics

In the latest news surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Mexico, the Pope has indicated that Donald Trump’s deportation and border wall policies suggest that he is “not a Christian.” Trump has responded that the Pope’s comments are “disgraceful.”



Immigration Debate Goes to Senate Floor

Jun 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Headline News, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform

WASHINGTON — With an overwhelming vote, the Senate on Tuesday launched debate on an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, as Republicans, most of whom have not yet embraced the effort, declined to stand in the way of bringing it to the floor. But continuing doubts within the GOP about some of the bill’s central elements, particularly on […]



Congress to Pass DREAM Act Before Nov. Elections?

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Employment, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

As November elections neared in 2010, the Democratic supporters of the immigration reform bill known as the Dream Act kicked into high gear, pushing it toward an eventual vote in the House and Senate that December. The bill proposed conditional legal status for qualifying young people who arrived in the U.S. under age 16, provided […]



What’s it like to Live in a Family with Mixed Immigration Status?

Oct 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Research, Visa/Green Card

Are you in a family that has mixed immigration status? It’s a common situation in Southern California, but seldom mentioned outside the family. What’s it like to be part of a family where some are U.S. citizens or have legal status and others could be arrested or deported? What insecurities arise at work and school? […]



ICE Begins Second Round of Deportations to Haiti During Humanitarian Crisis

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Immigration, Petitions

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security has resumed deportations of Haitian nationals. On a conference call this morning, U.S. officials confirmed that they have received no assurances that the 19 individuals who were deported will be treated humanely upon their arrival in Haiti. In response, the […]



What an immigrant would say to Boehner

Nov 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Petitions

In “What an immigrant would say to Boehner” by Edward Schumacher-Matos, an immigrant explains by letter immigration and immigrants to possible new Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner. Please accept congratulations from an immigrant on your victory this week. I think I speak on behalf of all immigrants when I say I was moved by your tears Tuesday […]



Supreme Court asked to review deportation of U.S. citizen

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Immigration, Petitions

In a N.Y. Times article by Adam Liptak describes a case in which the U.S. government is accused of wrongfully taking her U.S. citizen daughter from U.S. citizen Monica Castro and then transporting the baby across the border with his undocumented father: “Ms. Castro later sued the government, saying the agents had no legal authority […]



Third Circuit Decision has Important Implications for Foreign Spouses

May 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Deportation, Documents, Petitions, Visa/Green Card

The following is a guest post from Chicago lawyers, Dolan Law Offices at ImmigrationProf Blog: Last June, Diana Ali of Los Angeles and Karsten van Sander of Great Britain and Germany got married following a two-year courtship. The newlyweds moved to Plainsboro, New Jersey and started their life together. Diana had an internship at Princeton Hospital […]

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