Category: General Immigration

  1. Mexican National Serves Jail Time for Selling Illegally Obtained U.S. Non-Immigrant Work Visas

    A Mexican national living in Texarkana, Arkansas, has been arrested by federal officials for selling illegal U.S. non-immigrant work visas. Jesus Martinez-Rubio, age 44, was arrested in June 2020 and charged in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of Arkansas. He was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for conspiracy to encourage and induce illegal entry for financial gain. Martinez-Rubio sold visas READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Prince Harry Will Not Seek U.S. Permanent Residency or U.S. Citizenship

    Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is currently residing in Los Angeles, with his wife, Meghan Markle, and son, Archie. The British-born Prince Harry’s U.S. immigration status is surrounded by speculation. This does not affect Meghan or Archie as they are U.S citizens. Also, Prince Harry is no longer a member of the British royal family. A new report to The Times noted that though Prince Harry is READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Visa Processing Resumes for Thousands of Foreign Workers; Report Finds Severe Overcrowding at Immigration Detention Centers; No Immigration Enforcement at COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

    Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Processing to Recommence The U.S. Department of State has announced new visa processing procedures after President Biden allowed the expiration of visa restrictions that had barred entry for numerous temporary workers. These included multinational managers and executives, specialty occupation employees, non-agricultural laborers (including landscapers, camp counselors, resort employees), au pairs, and exchange students, and many others. Former President Trump instituted the restrictions in 2020, READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Latinx Immigrant Group Wants Philadelphia School District to Set Clear Rules for ICE

    Troubled by the repetitive involvement of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in schools, a Latinx immigrant rights organization has asked the School District of Philadelphia to lay out clear rules and guidelines for ICE involvement on school premises. The group has also asked the school district to better train its staff and teachers. In February 2020, ICE officers detained a pregnant mother who had just dropped off READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Legislation to Create a Pathway to Legalization Passes House and Goes to Senate

    On March 18, 2021, the House passed two bills designed to create paths to legalization for certain groups of immigrants. Both the Dream and Promise Act of 2021 and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act have been sent to the Senate. American Dream and Promise Act Legislation that will create a route for legalization for Dreamers (residents who were brought to the United States as children) has passed READ MORE READ MORE