Not Enough Water, Toilets Full Of Human Excrement, No Showers: ICE Detainees In Texas Described The Storm’s Misery

Not Enough Water, Toilets Full Of Human Excrement, No Showers: ICE Detainees In Texas Described The Storm’s Misery

By Adolfo Flores and Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed As millions across Texas endured freezing temperatures without running water or electricity this week, immigrants detained by ICE said they have endured their own misery with not enough to drink, toilets full of human excrement that couldn’t be flushed, and days without being able to shower. At the […]

No New Immigration Relief Yet

No New Immigration Relief Yet

By Emily Wu, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission You might have seen that the President recently sent a new immigration bill to Congress. What does that mean for you if you’re a non-citizen in the United States? Right now, the truthful answer is likely nothing — at least not yet. But scammers won’t tell you that. […]

AILA Welcomes Bipartisan Dream Act of 2021; Calls on Congress to Take Action on This and Other Necessary Immigration Legislation

AILA Welcomes Bipartisan Dream Act of 2021; Calls on Congress to Take Action on This and Other Necessary Immigration Legislation

American Immigration Lawyers Association Building in Washington DC – Washington DC / USA – November 26th, 2019 (Shutterstock) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomed the introduction of the Dream Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill authored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The Dream Act of 2021 would […]

DHS Delays Effective Date of H-1B Selection Final Rule

DHS Delays Effective Date of H-1B Selection Final Rule

On Jan. 7, USCIS announced the H-1B Selection final rule, which amended the regulations governing the process by which USCIS selects H-1B registrations for the filing of H-1B cap-subject petitions. To give USCIS more time to develop, test, and implement the modifications to the H-1B registration system and selection process, DHS is delaying the effective date of […]

National Office of New Americans Act Introduced in Congress, Endorsed by NPNA

National Office of New Americans Act Introduced in Congress, Endorsed by NPNA

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Office of New American Act was introduced in Congress by Representatives Grace Meng (NY), Pramila Jayapal (WA) and Jesús “Chuy” García (IL) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Ed Markey (MA) and Mazie Hirono (HI) in the U.S. Senate. The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a leading national coalition of […]

Biden’s Immigration Changes too Late for Grandfather Deported on Inauguration Day

Biden’s Immigration Changes too Late for Grandfather Deported on Inauguration Day

U.S. President Joe Biden at the Inauguration ceremony. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. , Jan. 20, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters CIUDAD JUAREZ (Reuters) – As U.S. President Joe Biden took the oath of office last Wednesday, Felipe Ortega sat in a van handcuffed and chained at the waist and […]

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

Border Patrol observes a bittersweet reunion through the US-Mexico fence between DACA recipients and parents who’ve been deported. – Nogales, Ariz. / US – June 11, 2013 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigrant Impact In a blow to the Biden administration, a federal judge in Texas has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not to enforce its […]