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 [...]

DHS begins collecting DNA from undocumented immigrants.

By |2021-05-11T05:59:24-04:00May 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 |2021-05-11T06:24:52-04:00April 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 |2021-05-11T06:28:27-04:00April 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 |2021-05-11T06:34:08-04:00April 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 |2021-05-11T06:50:03-04:00March 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 |2021-05-11T07:12:36-04:00March 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 |2021-05-11T07:51:17-04:00March 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 [...]

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