What You Need to Know About the New Proposal to Update The Registry

What You Need to Know About the New Proposal to Update The Registry

By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least seven years to legalize their status. The bill would change a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act known as “Registry,” which allows certain long-term […]

Anti-Immigrant Republican Extremism Positions Itself and Intensifies

Anti-Immigrant Republican Extremism Positions Itself and Intensifies

Dallas, Texas / United States – 05 30 2018: Texas Governor Greg Abbott holding a press conference to unveil his school safety plan following a school shooting at Santa Fe High School. (Shutterstock) By Americas Voice Whether through state laws, city ordinances, executive orders, or federal measures, if anti-immigrant Republicans have anything in common it’s […]

D.A. Bragg: Immigration Lawyer Sentenced to 1-3 Years in State Prison

Carlos Moreno Defrauded Undocumented Immigrants Through Unlicensed Practice of Law and the “10-Year Green Card” Scam

D.A. Bragg: Immigration Lawyer Sentenced to 1-3 Years in State Prison

Photo Courtesy: Manhattan DA’s Office Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the sentencing of New York City-based immigration lawyer, CARLOS MORENO, 61, for unlicensed practice of law, through which he collected thousands of dollars in legal fees from undocumented immigrants. Between September 2017 – when Moreno was suspended from the bar – […]

‘Mija’ Film Review: Intimate Doc Spotlights Two First-Generation Daughters of Mexican Immigrants

‘Mija’ Film Review: Intimate Doc Spotlights Two First-Generation Daughters of Mexican Immigrants

By Elizabeth Weitzman, TheWrap For her first feature-length film, documentarian Isabel Castro set out to capture a widely experienced, yet still broadly overlooked immigrant perspective. And there’s a line late in “Mija” that sums up her sensitive approach so succinctly that it could be pulled out and used as a logline: “We inherit our families’ […]

For Over a Decade, Legislative Paralysis has Forgotten “Dreamers” and Other Matters

For Over a Decade, Legislative Paralysis has Forgotten “Dreamers” and Other Matters

Activists signs express support for immigrant community at a rally to protest president Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA Downtown Portland, OR, on September 5th, 2017. (Shutterstock) By America’s Voice The 15th of June marks the tenth anniversary of the executive order that ex-President Barack Obama issued creating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which […]

Undocumented Immigrants and Mental Health

Undocumented Immigrants and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In this article, we highlight aspects of the mental health of immigrants based on a Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Undocumented Immigrants in a Changing Political and Social Environment from the American Psychiatric Association. Mental health risk factors Immigrants experience trauma and stressors before, during, and after immigration. […]

The U.S. Immigration Debate

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

The U.S. Immigration Debate

By Claire Felter, Danielle Renwick, and Amelia Cheatham, CFR Introduction Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, as policymakers have weighed economic, security, and humanitarian concerns. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for years, effectively moving some major policy decisions into the executive and […]

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 […]

Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight as Taxpayers

Immigrants Punch Above Their Weight as Taxpayers

By Nan Wu, Immigration Impact As Tax Day approaches, it’s a good time to bring the significant tax contributions of immigrants—including undocumented immigrants—into the spotlight. These contributions are indispensable to the health and success of America’s public services and programs. Immigrant households paid $492.4 billion in total taxes in 2019 alone, based on analysis of […]

Hundreds Halt Bridges to Renew Excluded Workers Fund, but an Uphill Battle Lies Ahead

A $2.1 billion program aimed at helping undocumented workers excluded from unemployment benefits was exhausted in two months. It’s still unclear whether Albany lawmakers will push to extend it.

Hundreds Halt Bridges to Renew Excluded Workers Fund, but an Uphill Battle Lies Ahead

New York, NY – March 8, 2022: Excluded workers protesters march over Brooklyn Bridge and stage rally in front of Municipal Building in Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Nearly a year after New York approved a historic fund for undocumented immigrants and other non-traditional workers shut out of unemployment benefits and pandemic-spurred government […]