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Advocacy Matters! Biden Raises Refugee Cap

When Biden was running for president it was easy to take a humanitarian position against the vagaries of the last administration. However now that he’s in the hotseat he’s finding out how difficult the immigration quagmire is. There are desperate folks arriving at our...

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Phony Covid Immigration Ban Set to Expire

President Trump imposed a ban on certain employment-based immigration blaming the pandemic for that anti-immigrant maneuver. His “reasoning” was that because of the economic difficulties created by the covid lockdowns Americans would need the additional employment...

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The Southern Border

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated last week that U.S. agents are likely to intercept more migrants on the southwest border in 2021 than they have in the last 20 years. This traffic is largely prompted by the election of Joe Biden as president....

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DACA’s End Is Looming

DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is currently in place and accepting applications. The program was created by former president Obama in 2012 to assist folks who were brought to the United States as children. It’s serves as a bar to deportation and...

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TPS for Venezuelans

TPS is Temporary Protected Status – a sort of immigration status granted by the United States government to citizens of various countries as a result of conditions in their homeland. Historically this has been granted to Salvadorans, Hondurans and most recently to...

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Reuniting Families

It was big headlines during the administration of the former guy. They were separating children from their parents and holding them in cages. It was pretty well accepted that cruelty was part of the strategy; and that’s not a surprise in light of the personality of...

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Biden’s Immigration Plan

President Biden ran on a platform of policies that were generally diametrically opposed to our past president. This includes immigration. A hot button issue for Americans on both sides of the aisle. But like many issues from the past administration there is a lot of...

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Trump’s Travel Ban Doesn’t Hold Up

On Feb 22nd, six more countries were slated to join President Tump’s U.S. travel ban: Sudan Tanzania Eritrea Myanmar Kyrgyzstan Nigeria It should come as no surprise, too, that each of these countries has a considerable Muslim population, which further aims to...

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It’s Not A Trick Question

This is not a trick question. I heard this from immigration officials twice in one day last week. First in the morning at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Service during a green card interview. Then in the afternoon during an Immigration Court hearing. Both times it...

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