Biden Moves to Stabilize the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients, but Critical Work Remains

Biden Moves to Stabilize the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients, but Critical Work Remains

Philadelphia, PA / USA – 1/20/2018: Closeup of woman in sunglasses holding a homemade protest sign that reads: “SAVE DACA” – a crowd of demonstrators is in the background. (Shutterstock) By American Immigration Council Staff Last week, the Biden administration published the final version of a regulation that seeks to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Marriage Fraud Consequences, the Stokes Interview & Legal Advice

Marriage Fraud Consequences, the Stokes Interview & Legal Advice

By Janet Howard Are you talking about a fake (“sham”) marriage as a way of getting a Green card (U.S. lawful permanent residence)? Please be aware that your fraudulent marriage plan is illegal. Marriage fraud is a crime, regardless of the circumstances under which you sought to “help” an unlawful immigrant circumvent legal immigration channels […]

Facts About Immigration Detention: Workings and Endings

Facts About Immigration Detention: Workings and Endings

Downtown, Chicago-July 13, 2019: Protest against ICE and Customs and Border Patrol Detention Centers. Front line marchers with banners supporting immigration. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive History records show that over a century ago, the United States Congress passed the first law that mandated the detention of any person not entitled to admission into […]

Urgent Immigration Measures Rest With the Senate After August Recess

Urgent Immigration Measures Rest With the Senate After August Recess

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 31: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during media briefing urging President Joe Biden to declare ‘climate emergency’ on January 31, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact When members of Congress return from their August recess, they will find several immigration measures urgently […]

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Limits Advocates’ Relief on Asylum Seekers’ Case

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Limits Advocates’ Relief on Asylum Seekers’ Case

McAllen, Tx/U.S. – April 17, 2019: A young Honduran family seeking asylum from poverty and gang violence wait at the bus station for their bus to go stay with sponsors until their hearing. (Shutterstock) By American Immigration Council Legal Staff, Immigration Impact A federal court decision this month confirmed what advocates feared: that a recent […]

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Cap

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Cap

USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2023. We have completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts. The status for registrations properly submitted for […]

Immigrant Advocates Praise ‘Project Open Arms,’ Urge City To Leverage Existing LIFE Project Model to Ensure Student Success

Immigrant Advocates Praise ‘Project Open Arms,’ Urge City To Leverage Existing LIFE Project Model to Ensure Student Success

New York, NY – June 27, 2022: Chancellor David Banks speaks during joined introduction of new public school superintendents with mayor Eric Adams at Tweed Courthouse. (Shutterstock) By NYIC New York, NY—On August 19, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant […]

DHS Issues Regulation to Preserve and Fortify DACA

DHS Issues Regulation to Preserve and Fortify DACA

Activists and DACA recipients gathered at Foley Square in New York City during the “We are Undeniable” rally to demand citizenship for all on August 17, 2021. (Shutterstock) WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced that the Department has issued a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) […]

Two Surprising Reasons Behind the Obesity Epidemic: Too Much Salt, Not Enough Water

Two Surprising Reasons Behind the Obesity Epidemic: Too Much Salt, Not Enough Water

By Richard Johnson, The Conversation Scientific studies and media coverage are rife with warnings on how sugar, carbohydrates, saturated fat and lack of exercise contribute to obesity. And tens of millions of Americans are still overweight or obese in large part because of the classic Western diet and lifestyle. As an educator, researcher and professor […]

House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact As midterm election season heats up, House Republicans on the “American Security Task Force” have produced a new framework for what they say is a plan to “secure the border.” Despite the claim of new ideas to tackle the situation at the border, the framework is almost identical to prior legislative and […]