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Federal Immigration Policy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Primary category in which blog post is published

Growing USCIS Backlogs Could Be Worsened by Spending Cuts

Planned cuts to USCIS could further compound an already growing backlog, experts say.

Newsletter Primary category in which blog post is published

Sen. Patrick Leahy: USCIS Furlough Doesn’t Have to Happen

Furloughs at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are drawing closer, but Leahy says a budget surplus could sustain the agency longer

Newsletter Primary category in which blog post is published

US to Begin Charging People to File for Asylum

The U.S. will be one of only four nations to charge people seeking protection.

Migration Primary category in which blog post is published

Why People from El Salvador Still Feel Forced to Migrate to the US

A program designed in the Obama administration was supposed to solve the root of immigration from El Salvador and the rest of Central America. However, people are stuck with no opportunities after facing deportation, forcing them to leave again.

Federal Immigration Policy Primary category in which blog post is published

New Yorkers Rejoice After Supreme Court Sides With DACA Recipients

“I’m giving praise to the most high for answering all our (DACA recipients) prayers,” said Marsha Smith, a DACA holder from Jamaica

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Some Immigrants Avoid New York Hospitals Because of the Public Charge Rule

USCIS says COVID-19 related treatment will not count towards public charge determinations, but fear persists

Unaccompanied Minors Primary category in which blog post is published

ICE Attempted to Deport a 14-Year Old Girl From a New York Shelter, Despite the Pandemic

14-year old Jenny is one of a growing number of children who were previously in the government's Remain in Mexico program that ICE is now trying to deport.

2020 Census Primary category in which blog post is published

In COVID-19 Epicenter of Queens, Census Response Lags Far Behind

The effects of the coronavirus have made census outreach efforts even more difficult.