Immigration News and Articles
Birthright Citizenship Denied to American Samoans
On June 5, 2015, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with prior court rulings and held that the Citizenship Clause does not extend birthright citizenship to those born in American Somoa…..click here to read more…..
Lebanese Man Sentenced to 5 years in Federal Prison for Lying to a USCIS Agent and for Unlawful Naturalization
United States federal court Judge Royce C. Lamberth sentenced a Lebanese-born man to 5 years in a federal prison for making false statements….click here to read more….
DMV will begin scheduling new Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (SB13-251) appointments May 26 at three driver license offices
May 20, 2015 – DENVER, Colo. – Scheduling for new appointments for individuals seeking a driver license, instruction permit or identification card….click here to read more….
DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Somalia
Temporary Protected Status for eligible nationals of Somalia was extended by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. TPS status will be extended for an additional 18 months…..click here to read more….
Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Applications
due by May 15
The Citizenship and Integration Program is a competitive grant program for non-profit and public organizations that prepares lawful permanent residents for citizenship and promotes immigrant civic integration….click here to read more….
USCIS Announces New Immigration Relief Measures
for Nepali Nationals
On April 25, 2015, central Nepal was struck by a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake. According to news reports….click here to read more…
President Obama’s Immigration Announcement
The President’s immigration announcement contains protections for some….click here to read more……
USCIS Launches New Find a Doctor Tool
A medical exam is required for most Adjustment of Status (Green Card) applicants. This medical exam must be performed….click here to read more….
Texas Judge’s Decision Halts Expanded Deferred Action
A Texas judge’s decision on February 16th forced the Department of Homeland Security to halt….click here to read more….
Executive Actions on Immigration Halted
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his “immigration accountability executive action.” One purpose of the plan was to provide temporary protection from removal for millions of unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States…..click here to read more….
USCIS Accepts Expanded DACA Requests
The first day to request expanded DACA under the revised guidelines established as part of President Obama’s recent announcement….click here to read more……
President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions
President Obama’s executive actions have rolled out a number of planned new initiatives. Although complete details and qualifications have yet to be released…click here to read more……
Because the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program began in September of 2012, the first approvals from 2012 are soon going to expire. The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued the new guidelines for renewal of DACA for another two years. Effective immediately, USCIS will begin accepting renewal requests and will also continue to accept requests for the initial approval of DACA for eligible individuals…….click here to read more……
Arrival/Departure History Now Available on I-94 Webpage
As of May 1, 2014, Customs and Border Protection has a started a new webpage where U.S. visitors can now access their I-94 arrival/departure record and history. The electronic travel history shows a travel record of up to five years back from the request date. This webpage will now make it easier……click here to read more……
USCIS Reminds Filipino Nationals Impacted by Typhoon Haiyan of Available Immigration Relief Measures
In light of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (named “Yolanda” by Philippine authorities). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would like to remind Filipino nationals that they may be eligible for certain immigration relief measures if requested…..click here to read more…..
Immigration Reform Proposal Oct. 2, 2013
On October 2, 2013, House Democrats unveil a comprehensive immigration reform proposal. This is an attempt to keep the momentum on immigration reform moving forward. This bill is a compromise and modification of the bipartisan senate bill introduced earlier this year….click here to read more…..
August 2013 Visa Bulletin Released:
The family sponsored F2A category has become “Current” for August and is expected to stay “Current” for the next several months. This means that foreign nationals who are spouses or child (under the age of 21) of a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) may immediately apply for lawful permanent resident status….click here to read more…..
Bill Approval for Lower Tuition for Non-Citizens
Colorado has joined thirteen other states in allowing undocumented immigrant students to attend college at an in-state tuition rate. Governor John Hickenlooper hailed the new law as a victory that would grant click here to read more…..
Updates on Colorado Immigration Reform:
A proposal to grant Colorado driver’s licenses to people in the country illegally received initial review in the Colorado Senate committee this past month, marking a shift in a state that seven years ago passed strict enforcement laws. Under current law, undocumented non-citizens do not have the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license in the State of Colorado click here to read more…..
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