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Category Archives: Immigration

How Is the U.S. Government Shutdown Affecting Immigration Services?

When the people of the United States celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21st, the partial shutdown of government services had entered its fifth week. Thanks to a private donation from Delta Air Lines, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta had enough operating funds to open on the holiday, …Read More

4 Frequently Used Scams Targeting Immigrants

In November 2018, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the resolution of criminal charges filed against a South Carolina woman for defrauding dozens of foreigners who had experienced difficulty obtaining legal immigration status. According to the press release issued by DHS, the 43-year-old woman had promised her victims that she had the …Read More

7 Best Practices for U.S. Businesses to Manage Immigration Compliance

For small business owners in the United States, immigration compliance issues during the Trump administration have become delicate matters with a high potential of disrupting operations and becoming legal headaches. Prominent law firms around the country are retaining top-notch immigration attorneys for more than just compliance work. They’re also preparing to conduct lobbying work on …Read More

What to Do If Immigration Agents Arrive at Your House

The increased pace of deportations during the Trump administration has resulted in daily news headlines about immigration raids at courthouses, workplaces, schools, and even churches. However, these headlines often leave out the arrests and investigations that take place at the homes of immigrants.  Contrary to what the White House reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) …Read More

What Merit-Based Immigration Means

Since early 2018, the topic of merit-based immigration has been making headlines in the United States thanks to a proposal presented by the White House and strongly supported by President Donald Trump, who believes the current system, which partly favors family-based immigration, is broken. Trump’s proposal would include giving priority to a merit or points-based …Read More

How Current Immigration Policies Are Increasing American Automation

Anti-immigration sentiment was one of the salient points of the political campaign that elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. Rhetoric about the border wall and deportation forces were not the only talking points that got Trump elected. He also sold voters on the idea that drastic anti-immigration measures would bring back highly …Read More

Temporary Protection Status Comes to an End for Nicaraguans

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to put an end to the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) program for Nicaragua, thereby forcing of thousands of immigrants to return to their country of origin. The decision was announced on November 6th. Two weeks later, the DHS made a similar TPS termination announcement for …Read More

California Is Now a Sanctuary State: What Does This Mean for Immigrants?

By virtue of Senate Bill 54, which was signed in October 2017 and is expected to go into effect in January 2018, the state of California is now officially a sanctuary jurisdiction for immigrants. This new law, which was subject to significant criticism by President Donald Trump and the White House, allows state and municipal …Read More

How Will Trump’s Decision to End DACA Affect the Program’s Recipients?

Lawsuits, protests, arrests, proposed legislation, and sheer uncertainty: these are just some of the immediate effects of the decision by United States President Donald Trump to put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was enacted by means of an Executive Order signed by former President Barack Obama in 2012. …Read More

5 Things Businesses Should Do to Get Ready for a Visit from ICE

Just days before the Trump administration announced its expansion of a work visa program to allow 15,000 low-skilled laborers to become wage workers in the United States, California legislators were busy debating the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, a bill that would require immigration agents to obtain court warrants before they can enter a private business …Read More

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