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The Rights Of Undocumented Children And Youth

Children Under Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Some undocumented children and youth are entitled to protections that effectively place deportation actions on hold. In 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that some undocumented immigrants who had been brought to the United States as children would be granted deferred action on their immigration status […]

Families and children under U.S. Immigration law

Immigration law is changing at a rapid pace, and the burden of these changes often falls on the most vulnerable immigrants — children. Undocumented children are affected by law and policy governing parental rights and the integrity of the family unit. Separation of Families at U.S. Entry Points On May 7, 2018, Attorney General Jeff […]

Unaccompanied Minors

Lea en español An unaccompanied child (UAC) is a technical legal term that describes a child who has no lawful immigration status in the United States, is not yet 18 years old, and does not have a parent or legal guardian in the United States. Due to the vulnerability of these young people, the United […]

Immigration: Detention & Custody

Lea en español Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for managing the U.S. immigrant detention system. Detention standards ICE has put in place a set of National Detention Standards (NDS). These standards are intended to set forth rules for how immigration detainees are to be […]

President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Lea en español In November, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order addressing a wide range of immigration issues. Specifically, the order: Allows parents of American citizens, as well as lawful permanent residents of the United States who have been in the country since the beginning of 2010, to ask for deferred action and […]

Unlawful Presence & Waiver of Inadmissibility

Lea en español Section 212(a)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that any non-U.S. citizen who enters the U.S. illegally or stays in the country longer than permitted and who then leaves the U.S. after more than 180 days of unlawful presence may not return for three years. An alien who departs after a […]

United States Immigration Laws

Lea en español Immigration and Nationality Act: Codified under Title 8 of the U.S. Code, this 1952 act and its 1965 amendments form the basic body of U.S. immigration law. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: This act strengthened U.S. measures to deter illegal immigration through bolstered border enforcement and sanctions against employers that […]

Family-Based Immigration

Lea en español Citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. may petition the federal government for an immigrant visa for certain family members. American citizens can petition for more categories of family members than permanent residents can. The amount of time between the date the petition is filed and the date when the family member […]

Immigration Issues Never Far from Courts and Headlines

The Department of Homeland Security is revising and reworking a new regulation forcing employers to release any employees that have Social Security numbers that don’t match with the Social Security Administration’s database. The revisiting of the structure of the regulations was forced by a lawsuit filed by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of […]

Immigration Law Center

Lea en español When you’ve left everything you knew to come to the United States, you knew it wouldn’t be easy. Though you dreamed of a new life and new opportunities, you also expected that there would be challenges. Will you be allowed in the country? How long can you stay? What steps do you […]

Citizenship & Immigration Services to Raise Filing Fees

Citizenship & Immigration Services will raise its filing fees, effective July 30, 2007. The fee increase, which will affect all applications for citizenship, green cards and temporary visas, is the largest in the agency’s history, with some fees more than doubling. The nation is buzzing about the proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform measure being considered by […]

Immigration law: sponsorship to the U.S.

If you are a U.S. citizen, you may sponsor the following relatives to the U.S.: spouse children (regardless of age and marital status) parents siblings (if you are age 21 or older) If you hold a green card, you may petition for: your spouse your unmarried children

Immigration Law and the Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy

The debate over the U.S. policy termed ”wet foot, dry foot” still looms at the forefront of U.S. immigration law. This policy arose in 1995 under the Clinton administration as a revision of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 and states that Cuban immigrants caught traversing the waters between Cuba and Florida are to be […]