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Dreamers Influence Higher Ed Access and Professional Credential Policies

As Congress continues on its path of inaction around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation, Dreamers unabashedly move forward in promoting an inclusive agenda for undocumented immigrants. Through these efforts, activists seek to obtain for undocumented immigrants access to educational opportunities and professional accreditation. In at least a couple of examples, the advocacy derives …

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Pew Offers Immigrant Insights Within Demographic Trends

Immigrants play an important role in demographic shifts occurring within the United States and throughout the world over the past couple of years, according to a recent report from Pew Research. With more than 250 million individuals living outside their native countries, some global regions see rapid growth in the exodus rate while other regions …

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Nepal TPS Re-registration Underway

Nepali nationals who wish to extend their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) before the country’s designation officially ends next year should re-register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before July 23, 2018. Beneficiaries who re-register before the deadline hold the status through the TPS termination date of June 24, 2019. With the end of the …

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LAPD Mirrors the Community it Serves

Decades ago, white officers comprised the majority of the Los Angeles Police Department with the effect of essentially polarizing law enforcement from the very community it was established to serve. And while community leadership efforts since then have translated into more racial diversity within the ranks of the LAPD, the Donald Trump presidency has likewise …

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Filmmakers Focus on Angel Island in Exploring Chinese Immigration History

Filmmakers cast their lenses on Angel Island, which operated as the West Coast Ellis Island and acted as the entry point for Chinese immigrants from 1910 through to 1940. Through works debuting later in May both through broadcast and through online streaming, audiences will see another side of the American immigration story. While celebratory lore …

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Production Error Spurs Green Card Recall

Due to a production error on some green cards issued earlier this year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is recalling more than 8,500 Permanent Resident Cards that were sent to U.S. citizen spouses. These recalled green cards, issued with the approval of Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence, don’t affect the lawful …

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DACA Renewals Take Sluggish Pace

Although renewals for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries continue under court orders issued by federal judges, reported numbers show the rate and pace of immigrant applications as slow. General confusion caused by court challenges as well as pervasive fear due to political attitudes mean some immigrants are shunning the very program that offers …

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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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