What A Government Shutdown Would Mean For Immigration

In the event the U.S. Senate fails to pass a continuing resolution to continue operating the government until a full budget agreement can be reached, the U.S. Federal Government is expected to “shutdown.”  Various Government departments and agencies are involved in handling U.S....

End Trump attacks on legal immigration

By Charles C. Foster, Houston Chronicle It was understood with the surprise election of Donald Trump that enforcement action against immigrants would increase, striking fear within our large undocumented population, the vast majority of whom have lived and worked peacefully in...

Houston Dreamers in health care despair about DACA debate

By Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle Hector Mejia recalls the depression he felt when he heard of the Trump administration’s plan to dismantle a program that provides temporary work permits to young immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children. Mejia was...

Visa-Waiver Travelers May Now Check Online and Receive Email Reminders about their Authorized Stay

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rolled out enhanced features under the “View Compliance” tab of the CBP website, which allows travelers under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to check their immigration status and expiration dates of their authorized stay in the United...

There’s Been A Massive Shift To The Right In The Immigration Debate

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, FiveThirtyEight President Trump’s disparaging comments in an Oval Office meeting last week about Haiti and “shithole” (or “shithouse”) African countries felt like the immigration debate had reached a new place. It has — but not just because of that...
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