Analyzing the Impact of the Final Rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility

For immigrants looking to apply for permanent residency sometime soon, the recent changes to the public charge designation are a serious concern. We already covered this topic when the issue was first brought up last year. In August of this year, the final rule was finalized and the policy will take effect October 15, 2019. Read more about Analyzing the Impact of the Final Rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility[…]

2020 Presidential Candidates and Their Proposed Immigration Policies

For immigration advocates, the past 3 years of the Trump administration have been unprecedented in the number and scale of anti-immigration changes that have been implemented. We have heard of everything from large-scale ICE raids in particular areas, to children being detained at the border and separated from their parents, to overhauls of legal paths Read more about 2020 Presidential Candidates and Their Proposed Immigration Policies[…]

Breaking Down Trump’s Proposed Immigration Plan

President Trump’s stance on immigration has been clear since long before he was in office. Since that time, little has changed, though the administration’s handling of immigration has been as disorganized as its handling of other policy matters. Finally, in May of this year, President Trump elucidated his immigration plan, which  lays out several policy Read more about Breaking Down Trump’s Proposed Immigration Plan[…]

The Importance of Filing for Family-Based Immigrant Petitions Right Away

One of the Trump administration’s main lines of attack against immigration has been against what they are referring to as “chain migration” — when citizens or legal permanent residents petition their family members to join them in the United States as permanent residents (and eventually, as citizens in their own right). Currently, citizens can apply Read more about The Importance of Filing for Family-Based Immigrant Petitions Right Away[…]

The Current State of DACA: March 2018

In September 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As of September, new applications have been suspended, and Republicans and Democrats are currently fighting it out in Congress to determine the future of the program. When the Trump administration made its DACA announcement in September 2017, it announced a Read more about The Current State of DACA: March 2018[…]

Immigration Hurdles in 2018: A Brief Overview

With the arrival of the Trump administration in early 2017, immigrants and potential immigrants have had to adjust to a landscape of uncertainty. Laws and regulations that had previously been a given are now being reconsidered. Here’s what’s on the immigration horizon this year: Difficulties for Dreamers, or a Wall on the Mexican Border In Read more about Immigration Hurdles in 2018: A Brief Overview[…]