US Investment Alone Won’t Solve Central America’s Migrant Crisis

US Investment Alone Won’t Solve Central America’s Migrant Crisis

USA Vice President Kamala Harris met Guatemala’s President and community leaders to discuss migration and corruption control. – Guatemala – Guatemala City 06-07-2021 (Shutterstock) By Nicole Narea, VOX A key prong of the Biden administration’s plan to address the root causes of migration from Central America is to bring more foreign investment to the region, […]

Immigration Scams Target Haitians Desperate for TPS Status, Advocates Warn

Immigration advocates have heralded last month’s redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as a major victory for thousands of Haitians in the United States.

Immigration Scams Target Haitians Desperate for TPS Status, Advocates Warn

Members of Haitian women for Haitian refugees organization rally for restoration of TPS and permanent status for refugees from Haiti on Ocean Avenue. – New York, NY – November 8, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Sam Bojarski, Haitian Times Immigration advocates have heralded last month’s redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as a major victory for thousands […]

Panic Attacks Highlight Stress at Shelters for Migrant Kids

Panic Attacks Highlight Stress at Shelters for Migrant Kids

By Julie Watson, Amy Taxin and Adriana Gomez Licon, AP News Paramedics were called regularly to treat children suffering from panic attacks so severe their hands would constrict into balls and their bodies would shake. The outbursts often occurred after other children were taken away to be reunited with families, dashing the hopes of those […]

Democrats, Led by Cortez Masto, Seek Answers From Citizenship and Immigration Services on DACA Delays

Democrats, Led by Cortez Masto, Seek Answers From Citizenship and Immigration Services on DACA Delays

Catherine Cortez Masto Speaking and Pointing At Nevada State Democratic Convention. – Reno, NV – June 23, 2018 (Shutterstock) By Daniella Diaz, CNN (CNN)A group of Democratic senators, led by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, sent a letter to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services demanding an explanation on processing delays for applications related […]

Nine Years After DACA, Dreamers Still Wait for Path to Citizenship, Immigration Reforms

Nine Years After DACA, Dreamers Still Wait for Path to Citizenship, Immigration Reforms

Activists wearing a t-shirt reading “Undocumented and Unafraid” and “Latina Power” at a rally to protest president Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017 (Shutterstock) By Rocco Vertuccio, NY1 QUEENS — Protected from deportation under the DACA program, starting a career as an electrical engineer is one of the […]

Harris Calls for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers on DACA Anniversary

Harris Calls for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers on DACA Anniversary

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris holds a conversation about Northern Triangle countries of Central America and the migrants to the southern border, at the White House, Washington D.C.,22 April,2021. (Shutterstock) By Morgan Chalfant, The Hill Vice President Harris on Tuesday renewed a push for immigration reform, calling on Congress to create a pathway to citizenship […]

USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to implement a new process, referred to as Bona Fide Determination, which will give victims of crime in the United States access to employment authorization sooner, providing them with stability and better equipping them to cooperate with and assist law enforcement investigations and prosecutions. […]

Bipartisan Plan Would Aid Military Families Seeking Immigration Status

Bipartisan Plan Would Aid Military Families Seeking Immigration Status

By Rick Neisman, Spectrum Local News The family members of New York veterans and active military personnel would have support in securing immigration status in the country under a bipartisan measure approved last week in the state Assembly. The bill was developed and approved in honor of Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez, who enlisted in the Army […]

New York’s Schools are Still the Most Segregated in the Nation: Report

New York’s Schools are Still the Most Segregated in the Nation: Report

By Jessica Gould, Gothamist UCLA’s Civil Rights Project made headlines back in 2014 when it said New York had the most segregated schools in the nation. Now, researchers there have released a new report that finds the distinction remains. New York City’s schools, in particular, are extremely segregated, and many Black students attend schools that […]

USCIS Updates Policies to Improve Immigration Services

USCIS Updates Policies to Improve Immigration Services

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued new policy updates in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the criteria and circumstances for expedited processing; improve request for evidence (RFE) and notice of intent to deny (NOID) guidance; and increase the validity period for initial and renewal employment authorization documents (EADs) for certain noncitizens with pending adjustment of […]