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…
USCIS Visa Petition Denials on the Rise

Legal immigration channels to the United States are continuing to suffer under the Trump administration. These restrictions are having an effect on employment-based immigration—particularly petitions for temporary foreign workers. American businesses file such petitions in order to hire and retain…
Two Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks off Mexico

A small boat carrying African migrants off the coast of southern Mexico sank on Friday, leaving two people dead and one missing, authorities said. The boat was travelling off the southern border state of Chiapas when it listed to one…
James Simpson: Trump’s waffling on immigration could cost him in 2020

President Trump just announced a major immigration reform package that’s certain to disappoint his staunchest supporters. The plan, which was largely designed by the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, would maintain the current, historically high level of legal immigration. That’s a…
Three federal judges hit Trump on immigration policy changes

(CNN) Three federal judges took direct aim at President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on Friday with three rulings blocking efforts to make it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status. One judge went as…
The Cost of Immigration Enforcement and Border Security

Since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, the federal government has spent an estimated $324 billion on the agencies that carry out immigration enforcement. As Congress renews its focus on immigration enforcement and border security, it…