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Federal Immigration Policy

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Primary category in which blog post is published

The Legal Battle That Followed Trump’s Plan To End DACA

An analysis of how the Trump administration's efforts to end DACA have affected the lives of those who qualify for the program

Travel Ban Primary category in which blog post is published

Data: Iranians Affected the Most by Trump’s Travel Ban

Visas issued to countries affected by the travel ban fell by 60 percent, State Department data shows.

Travel Ban Primary category in which blog post is published

Muslim Families Continue to Struggle Due to Travel Ban

The travel ban was issued in Trump’s first week as president and has gone through many iterations, but in his first term, it has impacted the lives of thousands of Americans hoping that their loved ones could join them.

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