Immigration News

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...

As part of its form improvements initiative, USCIS is today releasing a revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Through the Federal Register, USCIS received numerous comments from the public that helped inform this revision.The revisions to Form N-400 provide USCIS with additional tools to make important eligibility determinations,...

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced the new Country Pages section of the Virtual Law Library, the agency’s online legal research resource. The new section is an extensive collection of information about the conditions in countries around the world. This unique educational...

Businessweek reported that House Republican leaders will revive the U.S. immigration debate, which has divided the party and hurt their standing among Latino voters, with a set of principles to frame legislation heading into an election year.The guidelines call for a path to legal status...

The Sacramento Bee reported that President Barack Obama didn’t wait for Congress to rewrite the nation’simmigration laws to help millions who are in the United States illegally stay in the country.He halted deportations of those who came to the United States when they were young, those who...

The American Immigration Council reported that a recent settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of thousands of asylum seekers is removing obstacles they faced in obtaining work documents while they pursue their asylum claims. The inability to work for lengthy periods of time has...

Bloomberg Businessweek reported that the Obama administration has cut back on deporting undocumented immigrants, with forced departures on track to drop more than 10 percent, the first annual decline in more than a decade.In his first term, President Barack Obama highlighted record deportations to show...

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that demonstrators chanting in Spanish and English demanded a halt to deportations - " Ni una mas," or "Not one more" - and blocked two driveways at the detention center of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Philadelphia on Wednesday.The action by...