DHS Mayorkas Message to Migrants: Do Not Come

DHS Mayorkas Message to Migrants: Do Not Come

Migrants from Guatemala turn themselves over to a Border Patrol agent after crossing the border wall between the United States and Mexico on May 12, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive As the pandemic unfolded in 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under former President Donald Trump, issued […]

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), available to certain EAD renewal applicants, to up to 540 days. The increase, which will be effective immediately on May 4, 2022, will help avoid gaps in employment for noncitizens with pending […]

Mayor Adams Kicks Off Campaign to Highlight IDNYC Expansion of Benefits

Expanded Access Includes New Cultural Institutions and Recreational Centers

Mayor Adams Kicks Off Campaign to Highlight IDNYC Expansion of Benefits

New York, NY – April 26, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams deliver State of the City address and reflection on the first 100 days of his administration at Kings Theatre (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today kicked off a campaign to highlight new benefits, including access to cultural institutions and other recreational […]

Legislature Considers a Bill to Get Ex-LG Off the Ballot

After initial resistance, lawmakers seem willing to help Gov. Kathy Hochul find a way to replace Brian Benjamin.

Legislature Considers a Bill to Get Ex-LG Off the Ballot

New York, NY – January 6, 2022: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin speaks at Vigil for Democracy on anniversary of insurrection at Carl Schurz park. (Shutterstock) By Rebecca C. Lewis, City and State NY The will-they/won’t-they dance of removing former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from the June primary ballot may come to a close by the […]

On May Day, Thousands of Immigrant Workers and Labor Leaders Marched for Path to Citizenship and Worker Protections

On May Day, Thousands of Immigrant Workers and Labor Leaders Marched for Path to Citizenship and Worker Protections

Photo Credit: New York Immigration Coalition New York, NY-On May Day, known as International Workers Day, thousands of immigrant workers, labor leaders, unions and allies marched down the streets of lower Manhattan to demand a path to citizenship and worker protections. “Immigrant workers across this country cannot wait any longer for President Biden to make good […]

The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It’s Too Late

The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It’s Too Late

Washington DC, USA – February 10 2021: President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Department of Defense personnel, with Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Biden administration failed to issue many of the immigrant visas—more commonly known as green cards—that were allotted last […]

President Biden Changing his Mind on Student Loan Forgiveness ‘is a Tremendous Victory,’ Rep. Pressley Says

President Biden Changing his Mind on Student Loan Forgiveness ‘is a Tremendous Victory,’ Rep. Pressley Says

Nashua, New Hampshire/USA – May 14, 2019 : Joe Biden speaks at the home of State Sen. Bette Lasky, and Dr. Elliot Lasky. (Shutterstock) By Aarthi Swaminathan, Yahoo Finance President Joe Biden recently said that he’s considering some level of broad-based student loan forgiveness in the coming weeks, and one Democrat who has repeatedly pushed […]