Will Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Italy After Second Guilty Verdict?

Seattle, WA- Amanda Knox said she will not “willingly” go back to Italy after an Italian appellate Court found her guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007. Is it possible the U.S. will agree to extradite her? British exchange student…

GOP Reveals Their “Principles” for Immigration Reform with No Pathway to Citizenship

Cambridge, MD- As promised, GOP leaders unveiled their “principles” for immigration reform which guide lawmakers when and if they get around to drafting their set of immigration reforms. There are no real surprises in the newly released…

Leading Republican Marco Rubio Says Congress May Wait on Immigration Reform until President Obama’s Term Ends

Washington, D.C. - During his State of the Union Address last night President Obama once again called on Congress to address immigration reform saying, “Let's get it done. It's time.” But leading Republican Senator Marco Rubio says trust…

Republicans Hint at Pathway to Citizenship in Immigration Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C. - President Obama will give his annual State of the Union Address later tonight where he will continues to press for immigration reform, which includes a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently…

U.S. Representative introduces Legislation to Inform Immigrants in Detention of their Legal Rights

Chicago, IL- At any given day in the U.S. there are close to 30,000 immigrants in detention centers—as required by Congressional mandate-- waiting for decisions on their status and many face deportation. There are a large number of these immigrants…

DHS Secretary Makes First Visit to Border, Emphasizes Sensible Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Tucson, AZ- This week the newly sworn in Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, toured the Southern Border in Arizona and Texas, meeting with ranchers and border patrol agents. In his first visit to the border, Johnson…

Overview of the Immigration Naturalization Process

New York, NY-Some immigrants who enter the U.S. legally do so temporarily for travel, work or study. However there are a large number of immigrants who wish to become citizens of the U.S. and must go through the naturalization process. Here…

Supreme Court Weighs Case of “Aged Out” Immigrants

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. immigration system can move at a very slow pace especially for those awaiting green cards and visas. But for some young immigrants, the slow-moving immigration system can lead to their deportation and a prolonged…

Immigration Detention Quotas Included in New Budget

Louisville, KY- The U.S. immigration system is flawed in many ways, but one provision included in the new federal budget shows just how dysfunctional it is by requiring the government to maintain a detention quota for immigrants awaiting decisions…

Legislators Mull Military Service for Undocumented Immigrants

Washington, D.C. – Recruitment into the U.S. military has waned over the past couple of decades,  and military officials are looking the option of opening up the armed services a specific group of undocumented immigrants. Two lawmakers,…

Immigration Courts Increasingly Use Prosecutorial Discretion to Close Cases

San Francisco, CA- An analysis of immigration court records show some immigrants, who face deportation, are having their cases dismissed as judges increasingly use prosecutorial discretion. The analysis, conducted by Syracuse University found…

With Immigration Reform Stalled, President Obama Says He’ll Use Executive Action

Washington, D.C. - President Obama has made it clear that immigration reform is one of his top priorities for 2014 and said that of Congress doesn’t act, he will by using his executive powers to push his agenda. In his first 2014 meeting…

House Republican Hints at Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants

Washington, D.C. - A recent poll showed that undocumented immigrants in the country place a greater importance on deportation relief than a pathway to citizenship. While it is still unclear the exact immigration reforms the House is planning…

House Republicans Working in their Plan to Overhaul Immigration

Washington, D.C. - The New Year means a shift in priorities for Republicans in the House who have begun working on an immigration reform plan that overhauls the complex system according to Conservative principles. True to his vow to tackle…

Common Immigration Scams and How to Avoid Them

Louisville, KY- With millions of documented and undocumented immigrants it the U.S. it should come as no surprise that there are unscrupulous businesses and individuals out there just waiting to take advantage of vulnerable immigrants. Common…

Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Doesn’t Believe in Deportation Quotas

Washington, D.C. - In mid-December the Senate confirmed the new Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Jeh Johnson took over the position after the departure of Janet Napolitano who joined the private sector. As the former General…