U.S. citizen considering filing for Parents or Siblings--do it now!

If you are United States citizen considering filing an immigration petition for your parents or siblings, it may be time to do so now. President Trump and his advisors have been angling for ways to cut down on family petitions, using terms like “chain migration.” The term has been coined to denigrate the type of […]

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Any Hope for DACA?

Does anyone really believe that there will be Immigration deal by this Congress and President Trump before the recently passed Continued Resolution expires on February 8, 2018? Don’t hold your breath; swing into action! DACA legislation is one bill that all the key actors proclaim they support. But do they have the spine to see […]

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Rise of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment II

In this second of the two part article on the recent rise of anti-immigrant sentiments around the world, we discuss the root causes of these sentiments. In the first part, we surveyed the current trends focusing on what has happened around the globe in the last few years. The Roots of Anti-Immigrant Views  Fear of […]

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The Rise of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Around the World

For a group making up just over 3% of the world’s population, international immigrants make a lot of headlines. Immigration is one of the hot topics of our times, and countries on every continent but Antarctica are conflicted over how to respond to the foreign-born individuals within their borders. Immigrants themselves face challenges adjusting to […]

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Assault on Immigration

This year has seen a flood of assaults on immigration laws, with the twin goals of slowing down the granting of immigration benefits as well as accelerating the rate of deportation.  These goals have been accomplished not with new immigration laws passed by congress or by the President’s much publicized executive actions, but by policy […]

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Surveillance of Non U.S. Citizens by DHS

On 15, September 2017,  the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is planning to dramatically ramp up surveillance of virtually anyone in the United States who is not a U.S. citizen by birth. The new rule goes into effect on October 18, 2017, the same day the newest version of the Trump travel […]

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