Know Your Rights – ACLU

Links to “Know Your Rights” resources.   What To Do If Immigration Agents Are At Your Door What To Do If Your Rights Are Violated at a Demonstration or Protest What to do When Asked About Immigration Status What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI What To Do When Faced With Anti-Muslim Discrimination

Admitting Refugees Makes America Great

Since President Drumpf first issued an executive order slashing refugee admissions to the United States this year from 110,000 to 50,000, a certain irony keeps running through my mind. Candidate Drumpf campaigned on a slogan of “Make Donald Drumpf Again.” Yet now he is pushing to cut refugee admissions by more than half. I can think of few policy decisions …

Civil liberties Advocates Continue Pressing Trump Administration on Immigration Order

Department of Homeland Security officials on Tuesday sought to defend their implementation of President Drumpf’s immigration order, as civil liberties attorneys said they were still pressing for more-thorough compliance with court rulings on the measure. Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said at a news conference Tuesday that department officials “are and will remain in compliance with judicial orders,” though …

President Obama’s Legacy on Immigration

Eight years ago, President Barack Obama entered the White House on a promise to reform America’s immigration system. His urgency ultimately dissipated and reforming America’s immigration system will not be counted among his achievements. Other issues took priority, partisan divides emerged, and an intransigent Congress refused to move legislation across the finish line. Thus, President Obama will leave office today …

Supreme Court Weighs Challenge to Vague Grounds of Deportation

Determining when an immigrant who has been convicted of a crime can be deported is a feat that has been described by federal judges as “far from clear,” “dizzying,” and “labyrinthine.” There is no doubt that the intersection of criminal and immigration law is complex, but how vague can a statute be before it is deemed unconstitutional? This question came …

Change to National Interest Waiver Standard Gives More Entrepreneurs a Path to Permanent Residence

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), recently issued Matter of Dhanasar, which changes the standard that USCIS officers must follow when deciding whether to approve a “national interest waiver” for an immigrant visa petition. This waiver is granted when the foreign national’s work is determined to be in the “national interest” of the United States. …

Bill to Protect DACA Recipients Reintroduced in Congress

Bipartisan legislation was introduced today in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate called The Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act, which would provide work authorization and relief from deportation for three years to individuals who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative created in 2012 by the Department …