From Roll Call
“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that adjudicates visas and green cards, told staff the agency is ‘resuming processing’ of all applications for permanent residency from within the country.
CQ Roll Call reported last week that ‘a general hold’ had been put on the adjudication of applications from U.S.-based immigrants hoping to obtain green cards. …Continue Reading »
“The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants – often called “Dreamers” – who entered the United States illegally as children.
The 5-4 ruling, with conservative Chief Justice John …Continue Reading »
“Perhaps the most attractive feature of Grenada is its investment treaty with the United States which makes it possible for citizens of Grenada to obtain E-2 work visas to run businesses they establish there. It was former American President Ronald Reagan that signed the E-2 treaty with Grenada in 1983. Peter David, a former …Continue Reading »
“Well, the legal immigration system has also been disrupted by the coronavirus. Applications for green cards and citizenship are way down. That’s partly because the offices that handle those applications have been closed to the public since March. And it’s also because even before the pandemic, the administration had been making it harder for …Continue Reading »
“It is ironic and upsetting that a nation built on immigration is increasingly unwelcoming to immigrants and that the words ”go back” are becoming a political rallying cry.
I am for immigration, full stop.
I think opening our arms and borders to people who want to come here, work, build their lives and businesses and futures makes our country …Continue Reading »
“Alex is American, but Daphne is from Germany. NPR is using only their first names because they are waiting for the U.S. government to decide whether to grant Daphne a green card. This piece of paper would turn her from a temporary visitor — a foreign student — into a permanent resident, extending her …Continue Reading »
“To compete, companies must assume that candidates in need of immigration sponsorship will apply whenever a job posting is made. Assuming you wish to be competitive in the battle for talent, there is a key piece of diligence that is rarely if ever built into a company’s recruitment workflow, that being the screening of …Continue Reading »
From U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE — BUREAU of CONSULAR AFFAIRS
“In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates will cancel all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020. As resources …Continue Reading »
“Top Senate Democrats warn that the Trump administration is deliberately undermining the independence of immigration courts.
In a bluntly worded letter to the Justice Department, which oversees the immigration courts, the senators accuse the administration of waging an ‘ongoing campaign to erode the independence of immigration courts,’ including changing court rules to allow more political …Continue Reading »
From The Hill
“Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the worst pandemics the nation has ever seen: Ensuring their paperwork will allow them to work in the United States.
The nation can ill afford to lose any health care workers right now, yet foreign-born …Continue Reading »