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The Top Five Most Immigrant-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

According to data provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there are nearly 45 million foreign-born individuals currently residing in the United States. There is no question: America remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for immigrants seeking a new home. Indeed, certain cities within the U.S. are particularly…

Dreamer, Princeton University and Microsoft File Joint Lawsuit to Protect DACA

According to reporting from Univision News, Dreamer María Perales, Princeton University and Microsoft have filed a joint lawsuit against the Trump Administration, seeking to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Within the legal complaint, these plaintiffs argue that the Trump Administration is violating the United States Constitution and federal law by attempting…

Is ICE Targeting ‘Sanctuary Cities’ for Enforcement?

On September 29th, 2017, Mercury News reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently arrested at least 498 people in a four-day national immigration sweep. This is a sudden and very concerning increase in immigration enforcement action. Once again, it is another highly public action taken by the agency in an effort to intimidate…

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…

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…