Immigration News

(1) A lawful permanent resident who has accrued 7 consecutive years of lawful unrelinquished domicile in the United States and who is removable or deportable by virtue of a plea or conviction entered before April 24, 1996, is eligible to apply for discretionary relief under...

USCIS provided notice that the Secretary of Homeland Security is extending the designation of Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from 7/23/14 through 1/22/16. Individuals who already have TPS, the re-registration period runs from 3/3/14 through 5/2/14. (79 FR 11808, 3/3/14)....

Politico reported that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce increased pressure on House Republicans to make a move on immigration reform on Tuesday, sending them a letter from more than 600 businesses and other groups urging lawmakers to pass an overhaul this year.The powerful business lobby...

The Hill reported that President Obama is coming under fire to do more with his executive power to slow record-level deportations of illegal immigrants now that immigration reform legislation is almost certainly dead until after the election.But that is a tough call for the president, since...

The American Immigration Council reported that according to the latest government statistics, over half a million DREAMers have received two-year deportation reprieves under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The first wave of these DACA recipients carry work authorization cards that are set to...

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that four City Council members and a coalition of immigrant-aid groups on Thursday urged Philadelphia to end its agreement with federal agents to hold without bail undocumented immigrants for deportation, even those not convicted of a crime.In a City Hall news...

The Associated Press reported that as Republican leaders dampen expectations for overhauling immigration laws this year, the White House is hoping that the GOP resistance is temporary and tactical, and it's resisting pressure from some political allies for President Barack Obama to take matters into his own...

The American Immigration Council reported that “Mayors are looking for a fix,” said Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa Arizona, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. “The status quo is not acceptable. It’s as simple as that.” In a January 31 letter to Members of Congress, the United States Conference...