(Immigration Impact) -The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has issued a rule allowing for the two family detention facilities in Texas to apply for licenses to detain immigrant children and their mothers. This move may have the effect of further entrenching the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s seemingly dogged commitment to [...]
(CNN)The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s immigration actions this term. The actions are aimed at allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to apply for programs that could make them eligible for work authorization and associated benefits. The President unveiled the programs over a year ago, but federal [...]
(NBC NEWS)- The Supreme Court is meeting behind closed doors Friday to consider hearing one of the biggest immigration cases of its time — President Obama's executive actions offering deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants. A decision could come back as early as Friday afternoon. It would ultimately be a death blow to the [...]
The immigration-reform advocacy group founded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg — FWD.us (pronounced "forward U.S.") — and funded by fellow Silicon Valley entrepreneurs including Microsoft's Bill Gates and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer — is rolling out a plan for the 2016 election that will include "substantial" investments in battleground states.
Politicians who demonize immigrants do so at their own peril. Immigrants are already a key voting bloc in many states. And they are only going to get stronger as more and more of them become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and, ultimately, U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote.
Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency.
Last night, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the federal government’s appeal of the preliminary injunction that has halted implementation of President Obama’s 2014 deferred action initiatives.
Numerous pro bono attorneys are raising concerns that they are being locked out of Texas’ largest immigrant family detention centers. The reason for this lockout? The immigrant attorneys believe that mothers are being forced into signing their name to legal documentation without being allowed to consult with their counsel beforehand. Four immigration lawyers who work [...]
The Obama administration has scaled back deportations in a recent policy shift. A focused effort is being made to ensure that the United States’ 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can remain in this country- and the primary focus for targeted deportation efforts against illegal immigrants include: convicted criminals, terrorists and those whom have recently crossed the [...]
If you are reading this, then there is a strong likelihood that you or someone you love has become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. After having spent some time in the United States, they now wish to become a full fledged citizen. Once you have decided that you are ready to naturalize [...]