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IMMIGRATION NEWS

The end of DACA

September 6, 2017

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the DACA program set up by Executive Order of President Obama in June, 2012.  DACA allowed some 800,000 young persons that were brought to this country as children to obtain work authorization, … Continue reading

RAISE Act

August 15, 2017

The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a Congressional bill supported by President Trump, would alter the immigration landscape by drastically reducing legal immigration.  Among other things, it would eliminate the Diversity Visa Program and family petitions … Continue reading

Norwalk Resident at Risk of Deportation Receives Stay of Removal

August 1, 2017

Nury Chaverria, a Norwalk resident with four US citizen children, one of whom is disabled, received a stay of deportation and was able to return home. Chaverria, an undocumented US resident for 24 years, had been attending regular ICE check-ups … Continue reading

Immigration Bills

August 1, 2017

Kate’s Law, a law imposing harsher punishments on immigrants who were previously deported and returned to the United States illegally, and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which cuts off some Federal grants to Sanctuary Cities that do not work … Continue reading

DACA Updates – actualizaciones de DACA

July 29, 2017

The Trump Administration has gone from telling Dreamers to “rest easy” last April to not being able to commit to defending DACA should it be challenged in court. The Texas AG leads the push to end DACA but the case … Continue reading

Travel Ban Goes into Effect – Prohibicion de viaje

June 29, 2017

The Travel Ban went into force at 8 pm on Thursday the 29th after the Supreme Court decided to allow parts of the ban to move forward . The ban affects residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. … Continue reading

SB4 Passes – SB4 Aprobado

June 26, 2017

The Texas Legislature passed SB 4, known as the “sanctuary cities” law. The law allows officers to question immigration status of people they detain or arrest. It also punishes department heads and elected officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration … Continue reading

CBP Raids Aid Camp – CBP Hace Una Redada en Campamento Humanitario

June 18, 2017

CBP arrested four migrants seeking aid at a humanitarian aid camp on the Arizona border. The camp, which has existed for ten years, provides emergency medical assistance and food and water to migrants crossing the border—a service that is particularly … Continue reading

Airport Security Increases – Seguridad en Aeropuertos Aumenta

June 16, 2017

DHS officials announced an increase in airport security for all flights flying in to the United States. Currently, passengers on flights originating in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan cannot have their laptops in the … Continue reading