Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Immigration Proposal Will Include Legal Residency Plans

The White House is still drafting their proposal for immigration plans, but a feature from the new plan would allow undocumented immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years. Titled the “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa, undocumented immigrants could obtain green cards after the eight years. This plan would also provide for “more funding for […]

Homeland Security Changes Legalization Process to Keep Families Together Longer

The Department of Homeland Security announced that beginning March 4th, undocumented immigrants can start their application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S., a change in the current law which states that immigrants would have to return to their home country for up to six months while undergoing the process. The new rule […]

Gay Rights and Immigration Advocacy Groups Challenge Defense of Marriage Act

A letter signed by more than 50 gay rights and immigration advocacy groups was sent to the White House on Monday asking President Obama to hold immigration cases involving Americans seeking legal residency visas for their same-sex partners until the Supreme Court issues a decision on gay marriage next year. These gay rights and immigrant […]

Latino Democrats Divided over Decision to Approve House STEM Jobs Act

Last Friday, the House of Representatives approved the STEM Jobs Act, an immigration bill that would make 55,000 additional immigration visas available to foreigners. However, in order to expand these kinds of skilled foreign worker visas, the House members voted to eliminate the diversity visa program, which grants visas to immigrants from different countries through […]

President Obama Proposes Easing Rules for Green Cards

The Obama administration is proposing new rules that will reduce the amount of time undocumented immigrants are separated from their families while they apply for a green card. Under the current process, undocumented immigrants must leave the country to obtain a visa in their home country but this can lead to a decade-long separation for […]