As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All

As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All

WASHINGTON – By this Saturday, the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State must develop a plan to improve the naturalization process, as required by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden on Feb. 2. As the April 3 deadline approaches, immigrant advocates across the nation are reiterating calls for several practical measures recommended in a letter in mid-March. […]

TPS Extended Another 9 Months for Certain Countries, While Calls for Expanding Protection Increase

TPS Extended Another 9 Months for Certain Countries, While Calls for Expanding Protection Increase

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 Jennifer Ibanez Whitlock, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an important announcement on December 9 about the Temporary Protective […]

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Publish Final Rule to Restrict Certain Criminal Aliens’ Eligibility for Asylum

Migrants from Central America cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum in the United States. – El Paso, Texas USA / Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico – May 30, 2019 (Shutterstock) By justice.gov New Mandatory Bars Prevent Convicted Felons, Drunk Drivers, Gang Members, and Other Criminal Aliens from Receiving Asylum Today, the Department of Justice and […]

USCIS’ Changes to ‘Affidavit of Support’ Make It Harder for Americans to Sponsor Immigrant Family Members

USCIS’ Changes to ‘Affidavit of Support’ Make It Harder for Americans to Sponsor Immigrant Family Members

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule that would make it much more difficult for U.S. citizens and legal immigrants—especially those experiencing financial hardship—to sponsor family members for green cards. If the rule goes into effect, the process of family-based immigration will become even more cumbersome and restrictive. […]