Report: Pathway to Citizenship for 10 Million Would Boost GDP by $1.7 Trillion

Report: Pathway to Citizenship for 10 Million Would Boost GDP by $1.7 Trillion

“Free them all” – A call to action to denounce mass deportations, family separation and child incarceration along with Palestinians. – Brooklyn, NY USA July 4th, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Rafael Bernal, The Hill Granting a pathway to citizenship to all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would boost the nation’s economy by $1.7 trillion over the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NEW POLL: Voters in 10 Key States Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, TPS Holders, Farmworkers and Essential Workers

NEW POLL: Voters in 10 Key States Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers, TPS Holders, Farmworkers and Essential Workers

WASHINGTON – A new poll from the end of April into early May 2021 in 10 key states shows significant support among likely voters, including independents, for a pathway to citizenship. In addition, the poll shows that voters continue to support the job President Biden is doing to get our country back on track, and in […]

Immigrants, Working People and Progressive Coalitions Turn Out on May Day with One Message: Citizenship Now!

Immigrants, Working People and Progressive Coalitions Turn Out on May Day with One Message: Citizenship Now!

Marchers demanding the Biden administration make progress on immigration reform, including Temporary Protected Status for Cameroonians living in the U.S. – Washington D.C. – May 1, 2021 (Shutterstock) WASHINGTON – Immigrants, progressive allies and working people nationwide turned out to in-person and virtual events on May 1 to elevate the need for President Biden and Democrats […]

Problems at USCIS Persist, Despite Biden’s Progress on Immigration in His First 100 Days

Problems at USCIS Persist, Despite Biden’s Progress on Immigration in His First 100 Days

By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigration Impact When President Biden took office, he inherited a legal immigration system that was teetering on the brink of collapse. Delays within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have reached historic levels and some work permit applications are taking so long to process that thousands are losing their jobs. A new […]

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