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Update on Immigration Delays: It Takes Twice as Long to Get a Visa Compared to Four Years Ago

In recent years, many immigrants have been forced to endure frustrating delays in the processing of their application. California’s immigration court backlog is the largest in the country, and the federal government shutdown has only added to the chaos and dysfunction. The delays in our system are not limited to immigration courts. Recently, new data…

The Trump Administration Misses First Court-Imposed Deadline to Reunite Migrant Families

On June 27th, 2018 a federal judge in California ruled that the U.S. government has a duty to reunite families that were separated at the U.S./Mexico border by the Trump Administration. More specifically, Judge Dana Sabraw gave the Administration 14 days to reunite all children under the age of 5 with their legal guardians. In…

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals): How to Protect it and Why You Should

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (or DACA, as it is more commonly known) is a policy that lets those who came into the country as children get access to a (renewable) two-year reprieve from potential deportation. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has been openly hostile to the continuation of this vitally important program. As…

Legal Rights of Undocumented Immigrants

Contrary to some popular misconceptions, undocumented immigrants are entitled to many constitutional protections. It is imperative that undocumented immigrants and their families fully understand these legal protections. While this has always been important, it has become especially so in this fraught political atmosphere in which many immigrant groups have been demonized by major political leaders.…

Police and Immigrants: What You Should Know

Being stopped or questioned by a law enforcement officer can be confusing and stressful for any person. Though, it is especially so for immigrants and their family members. As such, it is critically important that all immigrants know their legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to dealing with state and local police officers as…

Popular States to Move to if You are Immigrating to the United States

The United States is the most popular destination in the world for immigrants. According to data provided by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), approximately 1.3 million foreign born individuals moved to the U.S. in the year 2014 alone. People come to the U.S. from all over the planet for a wide variety of different reasons.…

Why You should Immigrate to the United States

With nearly 50 million immigrants, the U.S. remains a top spot for immigrants. There are more immigrants in America than in any other country on the plant. This is no surprise, as there are many benefits to living in the United States and carrying an American passport. Here, we explore some of the reasons why…

Common Obstacles to Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

According to research conducted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), around 1.3 million foreign born individuals move into the U.S. each year. While not all migrants are interested in ultimately obtaining American citizenship, many of them are. The good news is that getting U.S. citizenship is a possibility for many people who have entered the…