Biden Executive Order Is a “Missed Opportunity”

Biden Executive Order Is a “Missed Opportunity”

Editorial credit: Gints Ivuskans / Shutterstock.com By America’s Voice Washington, DC — Numerous press reports are highlighting the details of the expected border and asylum executive order set to be announced by the Biden administration later today. The following is a statement from Vanessa Cárdenas, Executive Director of America’s Voice, previewing today’s executive order announcement and […]

How to Find the Perfect Immigration Lawyer

How to Find the Perfect Immigration Lawyer

By Pearl Phillip In a world where borders are becoming increasingly porous, immigration has become a critical aspect of modern life. Whether you’re seeking refuge from persecution, pursuing better economic opportunities, or reuniting with loved ones, navigating the complex legal landscape of immigration can be daunting. You may need an immigration lawyer if you’re facing issues such […]

Asylum or Refugee Status: Who Is Eligible?

Asylum or Refugee Status: Who Is Eligible?

By Janet Howard If you’ve fled your country and are terrified of returning, you may be eligible for asylum or refugee status in the U.S. In a world marked by conflicts, persecution, and human rights violations, seeking asylum or refugee status is often the only lifeline for individuals facing threats to their safety and well-being. […]

USCIS Finalizes Increase in Fees for Immigration-Related Applications

USCIS Finalizes Increase in Fees for Immigration-Related Applications

By Adriel Orozco | Immigration Impact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finalized its long-awaited fee rule on January 30, which impacts the filing costs for almost all the agency’s applications. The new fees will take effect April 1, 2024. The agency’s fee increases significantly impact the cost for family-based and employment-based applications and petitions. In addition, […]

New EOIR Memo Updates Protections for Children in Immigration Court

New EOIR Memo Updates Protections for Children in Immigration Court

By Gianna Borroto | January 18, 2024 | Immigration Impact A new memo issued last month by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) lays out improved guidelines for immigration court cases involving children. The memo is a welcome acknowledgment that children in removal proceedings are navigating a system created for adults and therefore need special protection. […]

NYC Electeds Call on Biden, Schumer & Congress to Save Asylum, Send Aid to Welcoming Cities

NYC Electeds Call on Biden, Schumer & Congress to Save Asylum, Send Aid to Welcoming Cities

Editorial credit: Paul Froggatt / Shutterstock.com By NYIC Press | January 8, 2024 New York, NY—Today, elected officials from New York City are standing united in their call for the White House to support immigrant communities by trading away our humanitarian values for foreign aid. Our elected representatives in Washington must reject the cynical attacks […]

Pelosi Calls for Reform of ‘Broken Asylum System’ to Secure Border: ‘Must Honor Our Responsibilities’

Pelosi Calls for Reform of ‘Broken Asylum System’ to Secure Border: ‘Must Honor Our Responsibilities’

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com By Jenny Goldsberry | January 7, 2023 Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suggested a revamped asylum system would help secure the southern border amid record crossings. Pelosi appeared on This Week Sunday to respond to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection report, stating that it processed more than 302,000 people at the U.S.-Mexico border in December alone. […]

What We Know About the Senate Negotiations That Could Wreck Asylum in the US

What We Know About the Senate Negotiations That Could Wreck Asylum in the US

By Dara Lind | December 1, 2023 Members of the U.S. Senate are currently negotiating a deal to continue funding the federal government next year, as well as providing military aid to Ukraine But the cost could be the federal government’s ability to provide humanitarian protection to migrants in need. According to public reporting, Senate negotiators are […]

Labor Shortage Can Be Fixed by Letting Asylum Seekers Get Work Permits Sooner, Business Leaders Say

Labor Shortage Can Be Fixed by Letting Asylum Seekers Get Work Permits Sooner, Business Leaders Say

Posted by Adriel Orozco | Nov 20, 2023 When asylum seekers come to the United States, they want to work—but an outdated immigration statute is making that more difficult than it needs to be. After filing an asylum application, asylum seekers must wait an agonizing six months before they can receive a work permit. This makes their already […]

Mayors Highlight Way Forward for Biden Administration & Congress to Advance Order and Fairness on Asylum

Mayors Highlight Way Forward for Biden Administration & Congress to Advance Order and Fairness on Asylum

Vanessa Cárdenas: “Asylum seekers need a hand up, not a handout. These mayors understand this and that is why they are calling for an orderly, efficient and fair process for asylum seekers to arrive and be able to support themselves through work as their cases are heard.” Washington, DC – A new letter from the mayors of […]

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