Protestor Heckles President, Demands Executive Order to Halt Deportations

San Francisco, CA- President Obama’s speech in San Francisco was interrupted by a heckler Tuesday as he again pushed Republicans to act on immigration reform. As the President was nearing the end of his speech, one of the audience members…

Will Family-based Visas be Slashed for Employment Visas?

Louisville, KY- The U.S. immigration system is in need of an overhaul, that is something Americans citizens, lawmakers and immigrants can all agree on. What they cannot agree on is how reform should take shape and which visas are more important.…

Do Americans Approve of a Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?

Washington, D.C.-Everyone, both on the left and the right agree that our immigration system is broken and in dire need of an overhaul. What they cannot agree on is how that reform should shape up and whether immigrants who entered the country…

Is Citizenship Important to Immigrants?

Washington D.C.- Immigration reform has been in a stand still for months for a couple of reasons, but the most glaring one is the pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants. While Democratic lawmakers and immigration…

ACLU Aims To Limit State Level Immigration Enforcement

Hagerstown, MD- The America Civil Liberties Union is once again challenging the state level immigration enforcement and is seeking to block law enforcement in Maryland from detaining undocumented immigrants through legislative efforts. The…

Are Victims of Natural Disasters Eligible for Refugee Status?

Louisville, KY- The United States allows certain foreign nationals, the opportunity to leave their native countries where their safety and lives may be in danger. There are numerous reasons why someone is allowed to enter the U.S. to seek asylum,…

How Do I Qualify for a Green Card?

New York, NY- A green card not only gives an immigrant permanent residence and the right to work legally in the United States and paves the way for naturalization if that is your end goal. A green card, which is also known as permanent residency,…

Can I be Deported for a Drug Conviction?

Louisville, KY- More people are arrested, charged, and incarcerated for drug use and possession in the United States than any other nation. Drug laws in each state vary, but there are continuous in their complexity and the fact that violating…

Immigration Activists Confront Speaker Boehner at D.C. Restaurant While He Waits for Breakfast

Washington, D.C. -Immigration activists have not been taking the House’s reluctance to act on immigration reform lying down. They have been taking drastic measures by staging sit-ins in House lawmaker’s offices, getting arrested by the hundreds…

House Speaker Refuses to Negotiate with Senate on Immigration Ending Any Hopes it Will Pass by Year’s End

Washington, D.C. -If you happen to one of the millions of immigrants that were hoping immigration reform would happen before the end of the year, you can stop since Republican leadership refuses Speaker Boehner announced Wednesday that he will…

Local Immigration Enforcement Ineffectual at Reducing Illegal immigration

Newark, NJ- A new study shows the state laws that amped up immigration enforcement were not as effectual as lawmakers intended, and did very little to cut down on the number of illegal immigrants in the country, though many fled the state. States…

What Grounds Make me Inadmissible Under U.S. Immigration Law?

Louisville, KY- To better protect the citizens of the United States, immigration law prohibits some people from entering the country on a visa or a green card. Certain communicable diseases, criminal convictions, involvement in terroristic acts…

What Are the Consequences for Lying on Immigration Forms?

Louisville, KY- Legally immigrating to the U.S. can be a complex and drawn out process. There may be times that an immigrant is tempted to lie or omit crucial information from visa or citizenship application. It may seem like an innocuous and…

Immigration Enforcement Focus Shifts to Jails

Washington, D.C.-With over 400,000 deportations each year it would be hard to believe that in decades past ICE agents pursued undocumented immigrants much more aggressively than they do today. That aggressive enforcement had consequences for…

Capitol Police Arrest Two Immigration Protestors at Congressional Offices

Washington, D.C. - Several immigration activists who are part of the “Dream 30” staged a sit in at Congressional offices on Monday which resulted in the arrest of three activists for unlawful entry. The activists staged the sit-in in the…

Immigration Waivers to Help Keep Families Together

Houston, TX- Immigration reform is a still at a standstill in the Capitol, but some lawmakers are not giving up the push to pass comprehensive reform. Adding their voice to the fight is two Border States legislators who have introduced a bill…