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Guide to Higher Education as an Undocumented Student

By |2021-06-17T15:33:18-04:00June 17th, 2021|DACA|

It can be tough to narrow down higher education options after graduation for most students. There are state and private college options, trade schools, and community colleges to choose from, and each option offers a different price point, a different trajectory, and a different path. These choices become even more difficult when there are other [...]

Victory to immigrants facing deportation.

By |2021-05-06T14:57:06-04:00May 6th, 2021|Deportation Immigration, Immigration|

The U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, offering hope to thousands of long-term immigrants facing deportation in a ruling that faulted the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came to the United States illegally from Guatemala to appear for a U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, offering hope to [...]

Biden Tells Congress to Revamp Immigration System

By |2021-05-06T05:50:20-04:00April 29th, 2021|Immigration|

President Joe Biden tells Congress to immediately revamp the immigration system. President Joe Biden tells Congress to immediately revamp the immigration system by passing measures where there’s bipartisan support even as he pressed them to adopt his sweeping overhaul. The president urged lawmakers to help bring an “end to our exhausting war on immigration.” He [...]

Two Immigration Bills Passed. Will Broader Immigration Reform Be Possible?

By |2021-06-28T15:42:01-04:00March 22nd, 2021|DACA, Immigration Reform Bill, TPS|

The House of Representatives passed two bills on immigration reform on Thursday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of DREAMers, Temporary Protected Status holders, and farmworkers. But they also served as an early indicator of Republicans’ limited appetite to work with Democrats on the highly polarized issue of immigration, raising the question [...]

Goodbye Public Charge Rule

By |2021-05-06T06:56:06-04:00March 15th, 2021|Immigration, Immigration Policies, Public Charge|

The Biden administration on Thursday, March 11, 2021, formally said goodbye to the Trump-era public charge rule, which tightened restrictions on poorer immigrants seeking U.S. residency, as a dozen GOP state attorneys general scrambled to preserve it. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2019 public charge rule –required petitioners and applicants for certain immigration benefits [...]

Biden administration grants Venezuelans Temporary Protected Status.

By |2021-05-06T07:02:40-04:00March 10th, 2021|Announcements, Biden, Deportation, TPS|

The Biden administration on Monday, March 3, 2021,  announced it would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelan exiles, fulfilling a campaign promise to allow them to live and work legally in the U.S. The TPS designation offers legal protections for 18 months to Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis brought on by Nicolás Maduro’s government. It [...]

H-1B Visa Ban Not Sustainable

By |2021-09-20T15:30:13-04:00March 3rd, 2021|H-1B Visa, Immigration|

The unemployment rate in computer and mathematical occupations remains well below pre-pandemic levels, making the current immigration ban on the entry of H-1B visa holders unsustainable. On June 22, 2020, Donald Trump used his authority under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue a proclamation suspending the entry of H-1B, L-1, and [...]

Revoked: Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market.

By |2021-05-07T06:28:38-04:00February 25th, 2021|Biden, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Travel Ban|

Yesterday, February 25, 2021, United States President Joseph Biden revoked the suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak), as extended by section 1 of Proclamation 10052 [...]

A DACA Recipient’s Guide to Buying a Home

By |2021-05-07T06:21:15-04:00February 19th, 2021|Biden, DACA, Immigration Policies|

This article originally appeared on mymove.com News broke last week that Dreamers now officially qualify for FHA-backed loans, so if you’re a DACA recipient, here’s what you need to know before buying your first home. Three things to consider before you buy Buying a home may be the largest financial commitment you’ll make in your [...]

Biden: Resetting the Tone of the Immigration System

By |2021-06-30T16:12:50-04:00February 2nd, 2021|Citizenship Act of 2021, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Immigration Reform Bill, Travel Ban|

On January 20, 2021, Biden introduced an immigration bill to Congress. As introduced, the bill would give a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 establishes a new system to responsibly manage and secure our border, keep our families and communities safe, and better manage [...]

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