DHS begins collecting DNA from undocumented immigrants.

By |2020-05-18T09:02:38-04:00May 18th, 2020|Deportation, Immigration, Immigration Policies|

The Department of Homeland Security is inching toward implementation of a decades-old law directing it to collect DNA from the undocumented immigrants arrested by its officers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has started a small pilot project in Dallas to collect DNA samples of undocumented immigrants who are arrested. And Customs and Border Protection started [...]

Timeline and List of U.S. Immigration Actions on COVID-19

By |2020-04-15T10:34:19-04:00April 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump, USCIS Office Closure|

Post last updated April 10, 2020 The United States government has taken extreme actions to limit travel to the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, the government has suspended nearly all legal immigration and travel to the United States and paused most legal immigration applications from immigrants inside the United States as well. It [...]

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-04-12T12:03:14-04:00April 12th, 2020|Deportation, H-1B Visa, Immigration, Specialty Ocupation, Trump|

Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the worst pandemics the nation has ever seen: Ensuring their paperwork will allow them to work in the United States. The nation can ill afford to lose any health care workers right now, yet foreign-born doctors, [...]

U.S. Immigration Officials Evaluate Vulnerable Detainees for Possible Release Amid Pandemic

By |2020-04-10T14:40:45-04:00April 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Deportation, ICE, Immigrant health insurance|

U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness. In an email sent to lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that it had instructed its offices around the country to consider the [...]

Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes

By |2020-03-31T14:58:20-04:00March 31st, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deportation, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration|

Migrants who cross into the United States illegally are being expelled to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes under emergency coronavirus measures now in force across the U.S. southern border, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest government statistics. The pandemic has allowed the U.S. Border Patrol to implement the kind [...]

US Immigration System Changes during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-03-19T15:07:11-04:00March 19th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Department of Justice, Deportation, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump, USCIS Interviews|

As the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has made sweeping changes to the country's immigration apparatus, altering daily operations and disrupting the lives of thousands. In a little over a week, there have been a dozen changes, ranging from postponing immigration hearings to pausing deportation flights to certain countries and suspending [...]

ICE’s “cyber trap” affects immigrants.

By |2020-03-03T13:31:57-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Deportation, Immigration, Trump|

A new lawsuit, from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), reveals that software used by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office helps keep low-risk immigrants locked up, when the tool would supposedly recommend releases within 48 hours, after analyzing several risk factors. The tool is not new. It was implemented in 2013, but its [...]

DACA was rescinded today

By |2019-07-12T07:44:29-04:00September 5th, 2017|Announcements, Deportation, Immigration|

DACA rescinded today. According to DHS, this is what is going to happen, effective today: They will adjudicate—on an individual, case-by-case basis—properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents that have been accepted as of 9/05. Renewal requests and applications for Employment Authorization Documents from current beneficiaries will be taken [...]

They are Wasting YOUR Taxes. Agree?

By |2019-07-12T10:26:51-04:00April 20th, 2017|Deportation, Immigration|

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, announced a big shift in policy for the Department of Justice last week. U.S. Attorneys will prioritize criminal immigration enforcement and expand federal court prosecutions of immigration violators in the country. The Attorney General is demanding of all 94 U.S. Attorney offices in the country to focus their resources away from [...]

The Most Vulnerable in the Whole Situation- children

By |2019-07-12T10:29:10-04:00April 6th, 2017|Deportation, Immigration|

When we hear the news about immigration, deportation and its consequences, a very important and extremely impactful one is rarely mentioned: U.S. citizen who are the children of an undocumented parent. What happens to them if their parent is deported? We are borrowing this from the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/politics/92820589-132.htmlCuando escuchamos noticias sobre inmigración, deportación y [...]