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Extension and Redesignation of Yemen TPS

Announced on July 6th by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemeni people has been extended through March 3, 2023. There will be an 18-month period in which Yemenis can either extend or re-designate their TPS. 

One may ask under what circumstances...

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Preserving the Health of Detained Pregnant Women

On Friday July 9th, ICE announced a new policy in which “it should not detain, arrest, or take into custody for an administrative violation individuals known to be pregnant, postpartum, or nursing, unless release is prohibited by law or exceptional circumstances,” as officially stated...

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DACA Ruled Unlawful: What This Means For Dreamers

On Friday July 16th, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) was ruled as unlawful and was subsequently terminated after a reviewing process by Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Texas, the Judge in charge of the case questioning DACA’s legality. Judge Hanen said that...

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Salad Bowl or Melting Pot: Immigrants in America

The metaphor of the Melting Pot is a damaging concept. The idea that immigrants must “melt” their cultural identities into “One America” or U.S. culture and abandon their ethnic culture in order to fully integrate themselves into American society is a poor viewpoint on...

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DACA Applications in Severe Backlog

Thousands looking to renew their DACA status in order to remain in the U.S., their home, have had their cases caught in a fierce backlog of 55,000 first-time DACA recipient applications. Of these 55,000 applications, 13,000 cases having been pending for more than 4 months (past the USCIS...

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"Woven Chronicles"; Migration through Art

Immigration has always been and will always be an ever-present reality for humanity. As long as we’ve existed people have migrated whether to flee danger, violence, and persecution or in search of a better education, financial situation, or lifestyle.  

Woven Chronicles by Reena...

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Senate Floor: Passing the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

On March 3rd 2021 the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) as well as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603) were introduced into the House of Representatives and passed 228 to 197 and 247 to 174, respectively. Now that the House of Representatives has passed these bills they move on...

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Starting to Reduce Courts' Backlog

After the former administration piled immigration cases upon immigration cases, the Biden administration now faces a severe backlog. As seen by the graphic below, out of the hundreds of thousands of people seeking to get Immigrant Visas only a handful have interviews scheduled. For example the...

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Immigrants Are Vital to the U.S. Economy

In the past couple of decades, the conversation surrounding immigration has become ever-pressing, heated, and political. Many argue against immigration yet the best way to combat this notion is the very fact that immigrants are vital to the U.S. Economy

 

“Immigration has an...

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What Biden Has Done For Immigration This Month

June is nearly over and we are now officially halfway through Biden's first year in office. Here are three main actions President Biden has taken in the month of June 2021 regarding immigration policy and reform:

 

  1. Terminating “Remain in Mexico” &...
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Happy Immigrant Heritage Month to all U.S. immigrants!

This national month aspires to give U.S. immigrants the ability to celebrate their background, culture, and heritage. It also brings attention to how immigrants are intertwined in the fabric of this nation with immigrants making up 14% of the U.S. population in 2021

But this is not an...

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Cannabis and Good Moral Character

Even though over 30 states in the U.S have legalized marijuana, it is important to consider the possible consequences of both its consumption and involvement for aspiring US Citizens. Many permanent residents who reside in a state where cannabis is legalized may be confused by the reality that...

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