Immigration Reform

Rubio Squares on Immigration

With a conservative stance on immigration as a driving theme in the Republican Party presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio is casting a bid toward social liberals in the party by adopting a stance that allows undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States. The move, announced on the NBC Sunday political news show “Meet the …

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North Carolina Reflects on Evolving Immigration Climate

With a population of 750,000 and a per capita spending contribution of $27,000, immigrants in North Carolina have made a significant impact on the state. But while the economics of the foreign-born segment adds significant fuel to the state, the rapid influx of the immigrant population—a growth of 551 percent between 1990 and 2013— also …

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Schools Begin Offering Aid to Undocumented Immigrants

Although federal financial aid is unavailable to undocumented students, a growing number of universities are making education more obtainable by offering direct assistance to students. When President Obama ordered protected status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the move toward legal …

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Central America Immigrant Influx Causes Court Delays

The surge of Central American immigrants that began last summer has resulted in long delays for immigrants with legalization cases working through U.S. immigration courts. When Maximiano Vazquez-Guevarra, 34, recently won his appeal to become a legal permanent resident, the Mexican national still had to make one final appearance in front of an immigration judge in Denver. …

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¡Sepa cuándo se acepta su solicitud de Acción Diferida!

Sé lo que usted está pensando. Está a punto de presentar su solicitud de la Acción Diferida y ya se imagina su futuro. La encarnación futura de usted se ve preocupada, gotas de sudor por el estrés aparecen en su frente, se está comiendo las uñas por la profunda ansiedad y se pregunta si su solicitud fue …

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USCIS Prepares DACA Renewal Form

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Service (USCIS) is working to create a renewal form for deferred action. The Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal lets immigrants request an extension of their temporary resident status without experiencing any lapse in status or work authorization. The USCIS started issuing deferments in September 2012. And DACA …

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Prayers on the Border

Catholic Leaders Hold Mass at Mexican Border Recognizing a broken immigration system, faith-based community members are making pilgrimages to the U.S./ Mexico border to raise awareness about the need for immigration reform. In late March, a delegation of Roman Catholic leaders, walked early in the morning through the Arizona desert along the border and held …

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Immigration Fact of the Week: Citizenship vs. Relief from Deportation

Question: Is citizenship the most important issue for immigrants living in the U.S.? Answer: No, relief from the threat of deportation is most important to both Hispanic immigrants and to Asian immigrants. According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, Hispanics emphasize deportation relief over citizenship by a margin of 55 percent to …

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Nearly 100% of DREAMers Approved for Deferred Action

Over 500,000 DREAMers have been granted temporary resident status since the Deferred Action program began in June 2012. As of Dec. 31, 2013, an astonishing 97% of processed applications were approved for Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program through which children who were brought to the country illegally are granted a two-year protection …

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Resumen de la reforma migratoria en 2013

Los esfuerzos por la reforma migratoria se paralizaron en 2013 a partir de que los legisladores en Washington, D.C. finalizaron el año sin resolver asuntos cruciales. La seguridad en la frontera, la reglamentación relacionada con las vías condicionales hacia la ciudadanía y la actualización de las categorías de visas estaban entre los puntos más importantes …

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