Lawmakers Kaplan and Solages pass Legislation to protect Immigrants from threats of deportation

Photo credit: ICE On June 3rd, 2021 the New York State Senate passed legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable immigrant New Yorkers from those who would threaten to reveal an individual’s immigration status for the purpose of blackmail, following passage by … Read More

Senegalese New Yorkers rally at US Immigration Court to save Senegalese activist Ousmane Tounkara from deportation

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese New Yorkers rallied at the US Immigration Court on Varick Street on March 30, 2021 to show support to Senegalese activist Ousmane Tounkara. Tounkara who responded to an FBI inquiry on March 9, 2021 … Read More

Positive Immigration Developments, But No New Immigration Programs to Apply For Yet

By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs The new year and new federal administration brought welcome news around immigration policy. President Biden and Congress have introduced new bills that would take important steps to fix our broken … Read More

Eligible undocumented individuals could get a green card under President Biden’s Immigration Plan

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is the new immigration bill that President Biden is expected to send to Congress this week. The bill if passed by the Democrat-led Congress, would create a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented individuals. The … Read More

Immigrant advocates call for Action on Day 1 of Biden Administration to dismantle Trump Legacy

George Tarr, African Refuge Citing the Democratic Party’s majority control in Congress, the New York Immigration Coalition, advocates, New Yorkers, and policy experts called for the Biden administration to keep their promise to restore humanity to the country’s immigration system … Read More

USCIS is accepting DACA applications from first-time applicants

Photo credit: Tada Images For the first time since the Trump Administration tried to end the program in 2017, USCIS is again accepting applications from first-time applicants and applications for advance parole (permission to leave the country and reenter) for … Read More

Eligible Liberians can get a green card if they apply before December 20, 2020

Photo credit: Thanyalak Eligible Liberians who have lived in the US since November 20, 2014, have a unique opportunity to adjust their status and get a green card thanks to the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision passed by Congress … Read More

Immigration: U.S. Supreme Court authorizes expedited removal of asylum seekers without judicial review

In a 7-2 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the expedited removal of people requesting asylum without the possibility of judicial review. Expedited removal, enacted in the anti-immigrant federal legislation passed in 1996, shortens the deportation process into a … Read More

Immigration : President Trump suspends entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants through December 31, 2020

Photo credit: Panama President Trump suspended, on June 22, 2020 the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants, through December 31, 2020. The executive order is targeting lawful permanent residents and several nonimmigrant visa categories, because they are, according to the … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Trump administration’s decision to end DACA

Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program holding the decision was arbitrary and capricious. Trump’s decision to terminate DACA put 700,000 DACA … Read More

Immigration: Federal Judge Blocks ICE from Making Arrests at New York Courthouses

Photo credit: ICE On June 10, 2020, Judge Jed S. Rakoff, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, declared Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) policy of courthouse arrests to be illegal and enjoined ICE from … Read More

Coronavirus : U.S. Immigration Services working on reopening on June 4

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after … Read More

Immigration: Nearly 30,000 DACA recipients are frontline health care workers in the fight against COVID-19, but Trump wants them deported, says NYIC

“If SCOTUS allows President Trump’s termination of DACA to go forward, Dreamers will lose their authorization to work and could be deported to countries they barely remember during a pandemic when “sheltering in place” and standing united is vital to … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least May 3

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 … Read More

Immigration: White House Extends Wind-Down Period for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians to January 10, 2021

The White House issued on March 30, 2020, a memorandum extending the wind-down period for deferred enforced departure for Liberians to January 10, 2021. This is what the memorandum says: “Since March 1991, certain Liberian nationals and persons without nationality … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporarily Closes Offices to the Public from March 18 to April 1

Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension of services will be effective … Read More

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