Overview of Deferred Deportation for Childhood Arrivals

Louisville, KY- Recently there has some controversy over the number of minor children crossing the border illegally which has increased five-fold over the past year. Groups that oppose high immigration numbers attribute this dramatic increase…

Arizona Will Allow Driver’s Licenses to Certain Undocumented Immigrants

Phoenix, AZ- The Arizona Department of Transportation announced they would allow undocumented immigrants related to U.S. military members who are granted “parole in place” privileges to obtain drivers licenses. In November, the USCIS issued…

Immigrants Prefer Deportation Relief over Citizenship New Poll Reveals

Washington, D.C. - The ongoing debate over immigration reform has centered on controversial provisions which would allow a large number of immigrants to obtain citizenship despite the fact they are on the country illegally. But a new poll by…

Immigration Judge Claims DHS is Aiding Child Smugglers by Reuniting Undocumented Families

McAllen, TX- An immigration judge in Texas has issued a court order in which he alleges the Department of Homeland Security is aiding child smugglers by reuniting children with their undocumented parents. The judge’s order has harsh criticism…

U.S. Warns Border-Crossers They Won’t Be Eligible for Benefits if Immigration Reform Passes

El Paso, TX- Immigration reform isn’t going to become a reality this year. But it still has a chance in 2014, and the U.S. is warning migrants considering an illegal border crossing they won’t be eligible for benefits if reform becomes law. This…

NY High Court Rules Judges Must Inform Immigrants of Deportation Risks

New York, NY- Immigrants who are charged with a crime are not always aware that when they enter a guilty plea they are at risk of being deported. Many immigrants take negotiate plea bargains and don’t realize the risks until it’s too late,…

Deportations Drop as Immigration Policies Shift

Washington, D.C. - President Obama has been repeatedly criticized for the inordinately large number of people he has deported during his term, but new data shows that deportations have dropped 10 percent. In his five years of office, Obama’s…

Who Is Eligible For Refugee or Asylum Status?

Louisville, KY-Refugee of asylum status is a special immigration classification that is reserved for individuals who have left or need to leave their native countries out of fear of their personal safety and fear if they return they will be…

Immigration Asylum Claims Tripled This Year

Washington, D.C. - Immigrants who are in danger of being persecuted or physically harmed for their religion, in their native country have the opportunity to claim asylum and pursue a legal presence in the U.S. This is great program for many…

How to Choose an Immigration Lawyer

Louisville, KY-Choosing an immigration lawyer is one of the most important decisions an immigrant can make. There are some matters that immigrants can handle themselves, certain applications are pretty straightforward. However, immigration law…

Supreme Court Case Could Affect Family Immigration

Washington, D.C.-Legally immigrating to the U.S. is a lengthy and complex process. Immigrants can wait years, even decades, to get their green cards and when they do they are often put in the position of choosing between their green card or…

Immigration Activists Struggle to Sign Up Dreamers for Deferred Action

San Francisco, CA- Immigration reform has been at a stand for months, primarily because Conservatives are reluctant to provide a pathway to citizenship because it rewards individuals who broke the law and opens the flood gates to more illegal…

Possible Strategies for Deportation Defense

Atlanta, GA-Each year hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants face the possibility that they will be deported. Being undocumented means that the immigrant has no legal status, either they have overstayed their visas, entered the country…

Washington County Says No to Immigration Detainers

King County, WA- On Monday, the Metropolitan King County Council voted to no longer honor federal immigration detainers for immigrants who are charged for minor offense. Making the second West Coast city to deny immigration detainers; the first…

Local Government Forges Ahead With Anti-Immigrant Housing Ordinances

Dallas, TX- Over the past several years, state and local governments across the country have seen it as their duty to curtail illegal immigration by passing laws that are intended to make the daily lives of undocumented immigrants so difficult…

House Speaker Boehner Hires Immigration Expert Indicating Reform is Still Alive

Washington, D.C. - House Speaker John Boehner made a bold move that may anger some of his constituents, but is sign of hope of lawmakers and advocates that immigration reform will actually become a reality. Boehner’s bold move was to hire…