A migrant caravan has been making headlines recently. The group is comprised of asylum seekers from Central American countries—Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala—which are among the most violent countries in the world. The migrants, fleeing for their lives, have trekked more than 2,000 miles over the last month across the whole of Mexico and are seeking protection in the U.S. President Trump has strongly criticized the group and discouraged them from proceeding to the border. He even threatened to set up military forces along the border to prevent the caravan from passing.
Ever since you were a little kid, you've believed fervently in the American dream. Your only ambition growing up was to move to the United States and live in a free, democratic country. When you were 18, you achieved that dream. You landed a scholarship at an American university, and you were able to start living your life the way you'd always imagined. After college, you found a good job and were able to stay. You met the love of your life, got married and had a child.
Going through an asylum interview can be stressful. But having the right people on your side, supporting you through the process, can provide real benefits both to your nerves and to the outcome of the interview.
For months, we’ve been hearing talk of a possible end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA)—the federal program initiated five years ago which protects undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. prior to their 16th birthday from deportation. Last September, President Trump announced his intention to shut down DACA protections. Beneficiaries of the program have been nervously holding their breath ever since.
Young, undocumented immigrants can breathe a collective sigh of relief. A new federal court ruling spells good news for this group. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has blocked the Trump administration’s order to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Whether your immigration status is permanent or conditional, you rely on your green card to show that you belong in America. Your green card is probably one of your most valuable possessions, both because it protects your life in the U.S. and because it usually isn’t easy to obtain.
A recent report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) points to issues of inhumane treatment in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers across the country. The conditions under which detainees are held neglect their health, safety and basic human rights. The existence of such detention centers has been controversial since their founding.
Since last November when Donald Trump secured the presidency, the subject of immigration has been anything but stable. From a mega border wall to the travel exclusion of entire countries, immigration policy has been up in the air. What would actually happen under President Trump?
You fell in love with an American, and now you want to come to the U.S. to get married. You’re probably already aware that in order to do so, you first need to obtain a K-1 fiancé visa. The visa application process can be long and complicated. In this post, we provide a step-by-step guide to preparing for your K-1 visa interview—which occurs after your petition (Form I-129F) is approved.
"The administration is doing everything it can on all fronts to detain and deport as many people as possible, and to criminalize as many people as possible," says the executive director of Detention Watch Network.