USCIS Accepting Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages local community organizations focused on serving immigrants through citizenship preparedness and civic assimilation programs to apply for grant funding. Through the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, USCIS provides up to $10 million in grants for organizations assisting lawful permanent residents– green card holders– with lessons in English, U.S. …

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Somalia TPS Designation Extended

Ongoing armed conflict, along with extraordinary and temporary conditions, supports continuing the current Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia’s approximately 500 beneficiaries. The 18-month continuance of the designation gives nationals the option to maintain the status through March 17, 2020. The extension decision by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and announced …

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Veteran Latino Politician Receives Dem Party Endorsement in California

Winning the endorsement of California’s Democratic Party in early July, veteran Latino politician and state Sen. Kevin de León makes a run at unseating U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein– a fixture in national politics. With the upset by de León, a long-time advocate around immigrant-rights, no doubt the topic of immigration and issues surrounding it will …

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Big Tech Struggles with Immigration Policies

As the continued failure of immigration reform measure remains a hallmark of Congressional leadership, large technology companies ponder the future of their workforce. The lack of political direction forces leaders in the technology industry to prepare for a wide range of scenarios to ensure the best outcomes for the business and for people working in …

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Pew Measures Shifting Attitudes on Immigration

Pew Research Center measures an upward shift in the long-term favorability opinions around immigrants and immigration levels, a change mostly driven by Democrats. Based on a survey conducted between June 5-12 among 2,002 adults, Pew reports a rise in the share of respondents who support increasing documented immigration and a decline among the share of …

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Latinos Push to Develop Significant Voting Bloc

Growing discontent around President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration spawns voter activism among some Latinos in response to pivotal elections on the short- and long-term horizons. With civic organizational efforts around voter registration as well as individual moves toward attaining naturalized U.S. citizenship, many Latinos are seeking to elect officials with perspectives they feel are …

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Immigrants Celebrate Independence Day with Naturalized Citizenship

More than 14,000 immigrants from around the world celebrate America’s Independence Day by becoming some of the nation’s newest citizens through naturalization ceremonies. The ceremonies, taking place between June 28 and July 10, coincide with the nation’s 242nd anniversary of the Founding Fathers’ signing of the Declaration of Independence. Over the 12-day period, U.S. Citizenship …

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Employment Authorization Cards Q&A

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues employment authorization documents (EADs), commonly referred to as employment authorization cards or work authorization, to foreign nationals who fall into certain categories or carry certain statuses. The cards, obtained by filing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, provide the necessary documentation required to work as an employee at …

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