A Guatemalan Village Tells The Story of Immigration To The U.S. September 19, 2018
The population of the province of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, is majority Maya. It’s a remote region near the border with Mexico, about a seven-hour drive from the capital, Guatemala City, on roads that are breathtakingly steep — often unpaved and very narrow. The village of San Antonio Las..
A Guatemalan mother detained with her toddler this year in Texas is suing authorities for the child’s death, citing “unsafe conditions, neglectful medical care, and inadequate supervision" in family immigration detention. Yazmin Juarez, 20, crossed the border in March with her daughter Mariee,..
Monbiot’s New Story Uncut and Unrated July 5, 2018
I’m going to praise the heck out of yet another terrific book I’ve just read while yet again exclaiming (into a deep empty echoing canyon?) my bewilderment and outrage at the glaring omission it makes — the same one as all the other books. George Monbiot’s Out of the Wreckage: A New..
LOS ANGELES: If you are an eligible national of a designated country, use this form to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). When filing an initial TPS application or re-registering for TPS, you can also request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) by submitting a completed Form I-765,..
Far right European politicians have apparently ‘fallen in love’ with a particular aspect of Australian immigration policy, namely, the government’s abysmal treatment of asylum seekers. The current regime of dealing with illegal arrivals seeking asylum in Australia is built on two very..
President Judicial Watch This is the story of two federal judges appointed by President Obama who have taken it upon themselves to declare breaking the law to be legal. They have fabricated out of thin air rights for illegal immigrants. Our Corruption Chronicles blog is on the case. For the..
Immigration Attorney Faces Asylum Fraud Charges April 7, 2018
The police have charged a New York-based immigration attorney with asylum fraud, after the alleged submission of fraudulent forms for over 180 of her clients. Geoffrey S Berman, the Southern District of New York’s US Attorney, says that 42-year-old Andreea Dumitru has been charged with making..
ICE Use Facebook to Find Immigrant Suspects April 7, 2018
The illicit use of data mined from Facebook has generated headlines lately, but now a new report from The Intercept has accused Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of also using Facebook data to locate and track suspected undocumented immigrants in the US. The report cites a case in which..
The US Deports 43 Cambodian Nationals April 7, 2018
On Thursday, 43 Cambodian nationals were deported from the US to the capital city of Phnom Peth in their native country under a law enabling repatriation for immigrants who do not have US citizenship and who have committed a felony offense. The group is the largest sent back to Cambodia under the..
Trump Slams Immigration Laws April 7, 2018
President Donald Trump slammed the immigration laws of the US and revisited comments made during his election campaign about criminals from Mexico during a speech on Thursday, which was intended to concern tax law. Republicans had hoped that the law, which will see a tax cut for the majority of..
EB-5 US Visa Applicants Advised to File Quickly April 7, 2018
With many US visa programs being tightened up by the US government and some Senators pushing for immigrant investors US visas to undergo comprehensive reform, individuals of high net worth considering moving to the US are being advised to speed up their US visa applications by immigration..
Dramatic Reduction in Indian H-1B US Visa Filing April 7, 2018
There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of H-1B US visa applications filed by IT companies in India. Many foreign nationals are also increasingly reluctant to start working for companies in the US, due to the tough anti-immigration stance taken by the Trump administration, according to a..
Trump Will Use the Military on US Border April 7, 2018
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that he would have the US military guard the border between the US and Mexico as he indicated a further crackdown on illegal immigration is on the way while slamming current US border laws as being too weak. Trump has made public remarks as well as comments..
Quota Set for Immigration Judges April 7, 2018
Quotas for immigration judges have apparently been set for the first time by the Department of Justice (DOJ), which will require them to have a certain amount of cases closed per year. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that judges were notified late last week by the DOJ that their..
H-1B US Visa Process Gets Tougher April 7, 2018
While Congress continues to make President Donald Trump’s hopes for creating an immigration system based more around merit seem unlikely to come to fruition, the Trump administration is proceeding to make it harder for high-skilled immigrants to get H-1B US visas. A program granting US visas to..