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Senators Urge to Bring Back DACA

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On September 5th, President Trump rescinded the executive memorandum that created the DACA program.‍ “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States before the age of 16, lived in the United States for at least 5 years, have no significant criminal history and were under the […]

Senator of Alabama, Doug Jones’ Stance on Immigration

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On the Border Wall: Senator Jones opposes the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. He has often compared the construction of the U.S.- Mexico border wall to the Berlin Wall and has urged that the U.S. is better than that.  He believes that the proposed budget for the border wall is too high, and would […]

DOS Scraps CAM Refugee Program Months after CAM Parole was Terminated

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With barely a 24 hour notice, the Department of State (DOS) stopped accepting new applications for the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program on Nov. 9, 2017.  Likewise, USCIS will stop interviewing CAM cases as of Jan. 31, 2018. After that date, individuals with pending applications who have not been interviewed will receive a notice […]

TPS for Haiti Terminated As of July 2019

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The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced the termination of TPS for Haiti effective July 22, 2019. The decision was made after a review of the country conditions. It was determined that the original country condition that designated Haiti to be given Temporary Protected Status as a result of the 2010 earthquake no […]

Influx of Naturalization Applications at USCIS

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The wait time for naturalization applications has nearly doubled in the last year due to the increase in applications received at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Naturalization applications used to take five to seven months to be processed, and now they are taking close to a year, if not more in some […]

TPS for Nicaragua Ends – Honduras Awaits a Decision

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On November 6,  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaragua, effectively ending the legal authorization for over five thousand Nicaraguan Nationals to live and work in the United States. DHS has delayed the official termination date until January 5, 2019. The jury is still out on Honduras. DHS […]

The Fate of TPS Recipients to be Determined

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Nationals from El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti and Nicaragua, who have been permitted to live in the U.S. because of natural disasters and violence that have occurred in their countries, now await a decision on whether or not their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) with be extended or terminated. The Department of Homeland Security will have to […]

The White House has Decreased Refugee Admissions to a Record Low

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The White House announced that the U.S. will only admit 45,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2018.  This will be the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set by the U.S. government. The limited refugee visas will be allocated with 19,000 for Africa; 17,500 for the Near East/South Asia; 5,000 for East Asia; and 2,000 for Europe and Central […]

Attorney General Sessions Calls for Fast-Track Deportations

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During an appearance at the Department of Justice, Attorney General Jeff Session requested that Congress curb due process for immigrants by making it difficult for an individual to seek asylum and to increase the deportation process. Sessions accused the current asylum system of being subject to rampant abuse and fraud and the asylum seekers of […]