US Immigration Enforcement Agency Seeks to Double in Size by 2033

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is considering a hiring surge that would more than double the agency’s size in the coming six years to nearly 46,000 employees, surpassing previously published estimates, according to a government contracting-related document...

Six ways the Trump administration cracked down on immigration

President Donald Trump has made good on many campaign promises for a crackdown on immigration and the acceptance of refugees in the U.S. Some of the biggest decisions: Trump is phasing out an Obama-era program that gives renewable permits to young immigrants brought to the U.S....

Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected

By Liz Robbins The paperwork was mailed from New York in plenty of time. On Sept. 14, Allison Baker, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society, sent a client’s application to renew a permit that would let him stay and work in the United States legally as part of the Deferred Action for...

TPS Terminated for Nicaragua; TPS Holders Should Review Alternate Immigration Options

On November 6, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation would be terminated for Nicaragua, effective January 5, 2019.  Since January 5, 1999, the TPS designation allowed certain Nicaraguans with continuous...

Former Dallas-area school district human resources director sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for conspiracy to falsify immigration documents

DALLAS — A Dallas-area school district human resources executive was sentenced Monday before U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 24 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $317,482 in restitution for falsifying immigration documents. This sentence was announced by U.S....

Naturalized US citizen living in NM pleads guilty to marriage fraud

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A naturalized U.S. citizen residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a felony marriage fraud charge arising out of a scheme to obtain immigration status for foreign nationals. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...

How long will Texas be the most anti-immigrant state in the nation?

With little fanfare but with quiet determination, Texas has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the No. 1 anti-immigrant state in the nation. Lawmakers need to reverse this trend of alienating the state’s Hispanic population before it’s too late. They can...

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) Increases Scrutiny of Extension Petitions

On Monday, October 23, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced the rescission of previous agency guidance that accorded deference to prior CIS approval decisions during the adjudication of petitions seeking an extension of stay in the same nonimmigrant...

Lost In Translation – Notarios take advantage of Texas’ immigrant communities

By Andrew Brandt If there’s one legal issue in Texas that could likely be wiped away if it was given more attention, it’s the notario situation. According to Austin immigration attorney Robert Loughran, in Latin America and Spain, a notario publico is more than a lawyer—it’s a...

Will DACA Parents Be Forced to Leave Their U.S.-Citizen Children Behind?

By Priscilla Alvarez With the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 200,000 children are at risk of losing their parents. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. The program is...
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