Florida Legislators Can Act to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Practice Law

Miami, FL- For many immigrants, coming to the United States is their opportunity to get a good education, build a rewarding career, start a family and own a home. But immigration status can become an obstacle in many facets of an immigrant’s…

DHS Secretary Focuses on the Family with Deportation Relief

Washington, D.C. - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh  Johnson said in an interview that he would announce shifts in agency’s deportation policies “soon” and hinted that the policy would focus on families. In his appearance…

Maryland Won’t Hold Certain Immigrants for Deportation

Baltimore, MD- Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley announced this week that a Baltimore state jail will no longer honor immigration detainers issued by federal agencies if it requires holding  their beyond their release dates in a move to shield…

Department of Homeland Security Revises Asylum Rules

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to streamline the asylum process, the Department of Homeland Security has issued new rules, raising the standards of determining which petitioners will be granted a hearing before an immigration court. In internal…

New DHS Policy to Give Some Immigrants Relief from Deportation

Newark, NJ-Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is considering limiting deportations for immigrants who are not serious criminal offenders, a policy which could give tens of thousands relief from deportation, the Associated…

On What Grounds Can Immigrants Be Denied Admission to the U.S

San Mateo, CA- Under U.S. immigration laws, some immigrants can be denied visas or green cards and are barred from entering the country, called inadmissibility. Certain communicable diseases, criminal convictions, involvement in terroristic…

DOJ Data Shows a Decline in Deportations

Washington, D.C. - Immigration reform advocates call President Obama, the “Deporter in Chief” and have repeatedly criticized him for deporting hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants. But data from the Department of Justice shows…

How Can an Immigrant Fight Deportation?

New York, NY- Hundreds of thousands of documented and undocumented immigrants face deportation from the U.S. every year. There are many reasons why a person could be facing deportation and even though this is a serious matter, it is entirely…

Could Race Be Behind the Immigration Reform Standstill? Some Lawmakers Think it Is

Washington, D.C.-Why hasn’t the House passed immigration reform? That’s a question many immigration advocates and lawmakers have been asking for months. Over the past week, Democratic lawmakers have expressed concern that racism is one of…
   

Deportations Down in California after Law Change

San Francisco, CA- A change in California law, which took effect in January, has helped larger numbers of immigrants in the state to avoid deportation according to a new report. The law, called the TRUST Act, prohibited California law enforcement…

Jeb Bush says Illegal Immigration is “Act of Love”

College Station, TX-Beloved Republican Jeb Bush may be one of the biggest allies undocumented immigrants have among Conservatives after saying entering the country illegally is not a crime and should be considered an “act of love.” And naturally…

New Analysis Shows Immigrants Are Deported for Minor Crimes

Washington, D.C. - President Obama has been getting criticism from immigration advocates who have called in him to stop deporting individuals for minor crimes. While the Obama administration claims deportation efforts are focused on serious…

House Refuses Green Cards for Immigrants Serving in the Military

Washington, D.C. - A measure that would grant green cards to undocumented immigrants who serve in the military green cards will not be included in the National Defense Authorization Act House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon said…

House Budget Committee Says No to Immigration Reform as Economic Boost

Washington, D.C. - Democrats in the House are working very hard to get immigration reform passed by utilizing atypical tactics—last month they tried a discharge petition. And this week Democrats put but the House Budget Committee wasn’t…

Report; ICE Sets Free Undocumented Immigrants with Criminal Convictions

Louisville, KY- A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower immigration numbers and stricter enforcement, says ICE agents set free 68,000 undocumented immigrants with criminal records. The Washington…