USCIS Clarifies Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification to Better Ensure Victims of Abuse, Neglect and Abandonment Receive Protection

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today clarified requirements regarding the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification. To ensure consistency surrounding this classification, USCIS is issuing three Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) adopted decisions. Through these adopted decisions, USCIS clarifies that it requires…
The New Geography of American Immigration

The foreign-born population has declined in U.S. states that voted Democratic in 2016, and increased in states and metros that voted for Trump. President Trump’s crackdown on immigration is having its effect, but in unexpected ways. Overall, immigration to the…
Immigration Court Backlog Exceeds 1 Million Cases, Data Group Says

(CNN) – The immigration court backlog now exceeds 1 million cases, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks immigration court data. Immigration courts, which fall under the Justice Department and decide whether to deport immigrants, have been…
Judges Strike Several Blows to Trump Immigration Policies

President Trump’s immigration agenda ran into legal blockades in courts around the country on Friday as judges in four states barred his administration from trying to withhold green cards from people who use public benefits and rejected his plan to…
Apple employs 443 DACA recipients. Tim Cook is taking a stand

New York (CNN Business) – Apple is taking a public stand against the Trump administration’s position on one of America’s thorniest immigration issues. In an unusually direct show of support for Dreamers from a major public company, Apple and CEO…