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The Next Census Could Include a Citizenship Question: Why This is Likely to Hurt Southern California

As we approach 2020, it is almost time for the next census. Under United States law, a national census is conducted once every 10 years. In a somewhat underreported move that occurred early in the administration, President Trump’s Commerce Department put a new rule into place that adds a citizenship question to the 2020 census.…

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…

ProPublica: Families are Still Being Separated at the Southern Border

According to reporting from ProPublica, United States immigration enforcement agencies are still separating some migrant families at our country’s southern border. While the Trump Administration’s immoral and poorly planned ‘zero tolerance’ policy has been reversed, dozens of children have reportedly been separated from their parents. It is difficult to get an official number because the…

Understanding Form I-693 (The Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record)

If you or your loved one is applying for an adjustment of status (a green card), you will typically be required to complete and submit Form I-693. A clean copy of this application form — the official Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record — is provided online by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services…

Study: President Trump’s Rhetoric is Causing Immigrants to Drop Out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

From the first moment he launched his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has launched a steady barrage of harsh, insulting rhetoric and comments at immigrants. Upon assuming office, several of his policies have caused tremendous harm to immigrant communities — most notably, the immoral move to separate families crossing the U.S./Mexico border. The Trump Administration has…

Asylum Applicants Can Spend Months or Years in Detention — Even Without a Criminal Record

For immigrants, being held in a detention facility can be a long and unpredictable experience. The United States government is, unfortunately, notoriously slow in processing applications for asylum and other immigration cases. While many people have a vague understanding that immigration courts have a large backlog, most people do not know the true effects that…

Ninth Circuit Court Rules Against Trump Administration on DACA

On November 8th, 2018 the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the Trump Administration on DACA. In the case of Regents of the University of California v. DHS ("DACA II"), Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw wrote that the rescission of the DACA program by the Trump Administration is unlawful due to…

New Report: Trump Administration Finds Few Cases of Immigration Fraud

The Trump Administration has repeatedly and consistently attacked immigrants and immigrant communities. Among many other things, the president has falsely accused immigrants of being more likely to commit crimes and he has proposed harsh new rules to restrict access to green cards for any immigrants who use public benefits. The president and his allies have…

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Block Some Migrants From Seeking Asylum

In the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump increasingly launched a steady barrage of rhetorical and policy-based attacks of immigrants and immigrant communities. This includes sending military officers to the Southern Border and claiming that he will end birthright citizenship through a blatantly unconstitutional executive order.    In a November 1st speech, the…
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