June 27, 2019

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Migrant Families File Claims of Cruelty Against Trump Administration

Migrant families are claiming they suffered abject cruelty at the hands of employees of the United States Federal Government while detained by U.S. immigration officers at the southern border. Eight immigrant families filed claims with the U.S. … [Read more...]

Does a Parent’s Immigration Status Affect Child Custody?

When it comes to determining child custody, an immigrant’s status (both legal and illegal) usually only matters if the parent wanting custody faces deportation. That matters because deportation would directly affect the child’s life. Typically, there … [Read more...]

Asylum Seekers Face New Obstacle at Mexican Border with U.S.

Just when you thought immigration law and how it affects the ongoing situation of Central American migrants arriving at the United States border with Mexico could not get any more confusing, it just did. In a nutshell, the most recent issue is … [Read more...]

Legalized Recreational Marijuana Could Cause Problems for Travel to the United States

Canadian tourists spent $19.8 billion in the United States in 2016, and nearly 400,000 people cross over the U.S./Canadian border per day without issue. All of this could be at risk, however, due to Canada’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana … [Read more...]

Immigration Judges to Hear 700 Cases a Year, Says AG

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has come up with some new rules for immigration courts that the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges says will compromise the integrity of our country’s immigration judges and … [Read more...]

Immigration Lawsuit Against ICE and USCIS Moves Forward

Immigration law in the United States has been in the spotlight since President Trump took office. From deportations to the separation of children from their parents at our borders, it seems the Trump Administration will stop at nothing to show it’s … [Read more...]

Revoking of US Visa

When the visa of an American-British financier turned human rights activist was revoked recently, it sparked outrage amongst both left and right wing media pundits. The news was also received with strong bipartisan criticism from Capitol Hill. This … [Read more...]

Trump Administration Takes Aim at International Entrepreneur Rule

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons 2.0 As part of its anti-immigrant, economic-nationalist agenda, the Trump administration announced plans in May to rescind an Obama-era rule allowing owners of start-ups to stay in the US for five … [Read more...]

Field Guide to Marriage-based Immigration Forms

Getting a marriage green card? Here’s a field guide to the many forms you may encounter along the way. You fell in love with a foreign citizen and got married. Congratulations! But before you can live happily ever after, your spouse must first apply … [Read more...]

Feds Announce Intention to Change H1-B Visa Program

Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Public Domain In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director, Francis Cissna, announced plans to alter the framework for H1-B visas, which … [Read more...]