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As TPS Ends, Hondurans Directed to Seek Alternative Status

With the end of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras slated to end in 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directs eligible nationals interested in staying in the United States to seek alternative legal immigration status. The current TPS designation for the Central American country ends Jan. 5, 2020. DHS requires citizens …

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‘Caravan’ Migrants Could Face Family Separations

As members of the “caravan’ traveling from South America cross the border into the United States, immigration officials separate out children from adults in suspected trafficking cases. Objecting to the policy, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU,) are asking a federal judge to place an injunction on the policy and allow detention of …

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Low Unemployment Numbers Underscores Need for Immigration

As the unemployment rate has continuously dropped since President Trump entered the White House, the U.S. faces a growing need for immigrants to come into the country. With a presumption that more Americans have entered the workforce to fill jobs, employers must now cast a wider net to bring in their needed workers. President Trump …

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USCIS Bolsters Security of Mailed Docs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins phasing in the Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in order to boost security. The increased security measures affect Green Cards and other secure documents routinely sent through the mail. Beginning April 30, the agency began using the Post Office’s Confirmation Restricted Delivery …

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Higher Ed a Hallmark of Sub-Saharan African Immigrants to the U.S.

While sub-Saharan Africans tend to represent small population shares in their adoptive countries, immigrants to the U.S. are often more educated than their European counterparts. Combined tendencies of the native population along with U.S. immigration policies jointly contribute to the situation. Typically representing 3 percent or less of the overall population in the U.S., U.K., …

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Attorneys Argue for Continuance of Criminal Victim Asylum

Immigration attorneys argue for continuing asylum for those foreign nationals who are victims of crimes in their home countries where government fails to address criminal aggression. Through a filing submitted by the American Bar Association (ABA) in late April, attorneys say the Department of Justice (DOJ) should maintain the current standard for asylum-seeking individuals as …

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Documentary Celebrates Ellis Island Immigration

USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island, a new documentary video created and released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS,) celebrates federal immigration employees who processed more than 12 million immigrants at the iconic New York port from 1892 to 1954. The documentary relays the story of Ellis Island from the perspective of agency …

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Fed Court Orders Continuation of Both New and Renewing DACA Applications

Federal court judges continue to thwart Trump Administration efforts to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with rulings saying the program must continue. Besides their rulings around allowing renewals for beneficiaries enrolled in the program, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. most recently said DACA must remain open to new applicants as …

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