Monthly Archives: August 2016

Feds Reviewing Use of Private Immigration Facilities

As activists criticize the conditions in private immigration facilities, federal immigration officials are considering phasing out private contractors in said facilities, like the one in Eloy, Arizona. Specifically, US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday that he’d … Continue reading

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Immigration Policy Changes: H-1B and Unlawful Presence Waivers

H-1B employers must keep in mind the recent change in filing address for certain H-1B and H-1B1 petitions, specifically when filing in Nebraska. Starting July 1, 2016, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) began accepting Form I-129 H-1B and H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore Free … Continue reading

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Syrian Refugees and Communist Refugees: A Parallel

Current political issues are rarely unprecedented. Problems faced today might be different from yesterday’s as far as subject or magnitude, but difficult political problems tend to reoccur. Several politicians, including a presidential candidate, have balked at the acceptance of Syrian … Continue reading

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Reagan-Era Immigration Policies Affecting Us Today

If not today’s Democrats or Republicans, maybe Reagan? It is common in today’s discourse for each side of the immigration debate to pin the blame on the other side, whether it be Republicans blaming Obama’s current “permissive” stance or Democrats … Continue reading

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Border-to-Los Angeles Walk Aimed at Immigration Reform

More than 100 people began a trek from the border to Los Angeles Saturday to raise awareness about issues with immigration reform. Organized by the Christian Community Development Association and supported locally by Border Angels, El Camino del Inmigrante, or … Continue reading

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Pictures of Border Patrol’s Iceboxes Unveiled

For years, human- and immigrants-rights advocacy groups have accused U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of holding people who illegally crossed the Southwest border in processing-facility cells that are too small, dirty, and kept so cold the cells have earned … Continue reading

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Fox News Poll Shows Latinos Favor Path to Citizenship and Stricter Enforcement

An overwhelming majority of Latino registered voters favor giving undocumented immigrants a path to legal status, and believe that immigrants bring ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to the United States, a new Fox News poll shows. More than 800 Latino registered … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Immigrant Benefits in Tennessee

A new report released this month quantifies the contributions of immigrants to the prosperity of Middle Tennessee, benefits and purchasing power of immigrant workers, students and entrepreneurs. On Aug. 3 the Partnership for A New American Economy released individual reports … Continue reading

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Clinton Announces her Stance on DACA, DAPA, Deportations

After much speculation and wondering, Clinton solidifies her stance on DACA, DAPA, and Trump’s deportations if elected into office. Branding her White House run against Donald Trump “a referendum on immigration,” Hillary Clinton assured a gathering of Hispanic and black … Continue reading

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SPLC Lawsuit over Government Withholding Records of Immigration Raids

The complaint by the SPLC describes how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency violated the public records law by failing to promptly release documents to the SPLC following a Jan. 7 request. … Continue reading

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