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GOP Moderates Targeted by DACA Activists

As the March 5 deadline that ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program fast approaches, activists target Republican moderates to pass legislation that offers a fix for beneficiaries. With an ad campaign targeted toward districts represented by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP officials, activists aim to call out leadership complacency as …

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Latino Identity Fades with Immigrant Generations

Although 18 percent of Americans self-identify as Hispanic or Latino– the nation’s second-largest racial or ethnic group– the ancestral heritage connection fades over time. Third- and fourth-generation Latinos– U.S.-born children with immigrant parents, grandparents or other relatives– self-identify as Hispanic at dramatically lower rates than their elders. According to a report from The Pew Research …

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Fed Branches Send Mixed Messages on DACA

Confusion persists around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program– slated to end March 5– as immigrants continue receiving mixed messages from the various branches of the federal government. While lawmakers in Congress undertake discussions around the nation’s immigration laws, a federal judge in New York rules the government must fully restart the program …

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Lawmakers Seek H-1B Visa Changes with Immigration Overhaul

Senate and House lawmakers; with support from major tech companies, seek to revise rules around H-1B visa requirements along with other changes around immigration laws. The proposals, which include raising minimum salary requirements for the visa holders, dovetail President Donald Trump’s directive to federal agencies instructing them to award the coveted visas only to the …

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TPS Holders Seek Pathway to Legal Residency

While Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) dominates immigration discussions among lawmakers in Washington D.C., individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) also seek a seat at the table. At the heart of the matter, TPS holders with end-dates looming around their status want inclusion in the talks as a means of negotiating for permanent residency …

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Immigration Key in Budget Process

As the latest stop-gap measure designed to maintain federal government spending needs ends in early February, bipartisan lawmakers propose immigration bills as a means to avoid a budget impasse. By addressing immigration– specifically, as it relates to those young, undocumented immigrants generally classified as Dreamers– lawmakers hope to establish the kind of common ground required …

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WH Extends DACA Outreach in Negotiations

President Donald Trump appears to make an end run around the traditional impasse Congress reaches in talks around immigration as the White House issues its own proposal. Under the president’s proposal, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program extends to 1.8 million individuals and more than doubles the number of current DACA beneficiaries. In …

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Final Re-Registration for Haiti and El Salvador TPS through March 19

Haitian and Salvadoran nationals who want to maintain Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through termination of the programs next year can re-register under the designation with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) through March 19, 2018. The re-registration process includes an automatic 180-day extension of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for those who don’t receive updated EADs …

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