Navy Tells Sailors to Plan Ahead as Overseas Immigration Offices Close

As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services prepares to close 19 international offices by next year, the Navy is telling service members to plan ahead and instructing its commanding officers to offer the “maximum support practicable” to meet immigration appointments. The…
The Most Inspiring Immigration Stories Of 2019

Not all the immigration stories in 2019 contained bad news and revelations about plans for alligator-filled moats. Below are the most inspiring immigration stories of 2019. The Immigrant Restaurant Owner Who Helps the Poor and Homeless: Pakistani-born immigrant Kazi Mannan…
Joe Biden’s Immigration Plan, Explained

Joe Biden released an immigration plan on Wednesday that focuses on undoing President Donald Trump’s policies while acknowledging critiques of his Obama-era record on the issue. Biden, a frontrunner in the Democratic primary, has positioned himself as former President Barack…
Immigration Agency Dodges Contempt Over Guestworker Visas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services won’t be held in contempt for violating a court order related to how it adjudicates petitions for H-2B seasonal guestworkers in Guam, a federal judge ruled Dec. 11. Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood of the U.S.…
Boston Approves New Limits On Police In Immigration Matters

BOSTON (AP) — Boston lawmakers imposed new restrictions Wednesday on city police in their work on federal immigration matters. The City Council approved amendments to Boston’s Trust Act, which limits the role city officials play in enforcing the nation’s immigration…
Record Number of African Migrants at U.S.-Mexico Border

The number of African migrants heading to the U.S. through Mexico has more than doubled this year — from roughly 2,700 in 2018 to 5,800 today, according to data from the federal government. That figure has been steadily rising since…
More Immigration Judges to be Assigned to Cases at Tent Facilities

(CNN) – More immigration judges will begin conducting hearings over video conferencing at tent courts along the US-Mexico border, raising concerns among lawyers about transparency in the immigration process. Earlier this year, the Trump administration erected facilities in Laredo and…