Category: General Immigration

  1. Weekly Round-Up: Google Backs DACA and Immigration Reform; Court Blocks White House Efforts to Stop Refugee Resettlement; Acting DHS Director Resigns

    Google Backs Biden’s Immigration Efforts and Covers DACA Fees On Wednesday, following President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement that he would propose immigration legislation to Congress immediately after his inauguration, tech giant Google issued a statement that the company would support these immigration efforts. The company further stated that it would help cover application fees for those seeking lawful work through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Study Says 69% of Undocumented Immigrant Workers Hold Essential Jobs to Fight COVID

    A new study released by the pro-immigrant reform group, FWD.us, shows that more than two-thirds of undocumented immigrant workers have frontline jobs considered essential to the U.S. fight against COVID-19. According to the 2019 American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that 69% of undocumented immigrant workers hold jobs that are deemed essential. 2019 American Community Survey The study estimated READ MORE READ MORE

  3. New Jersey MVC Delays Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants, Blames It on COVID

    New Jersey state was scheduled to begin issuing driver’s licenses for immigrants without legal documents by the beginning of January this year, but Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) officials announced that there will be a delay due to the COVID pandemic. MVC Remote Operations Due to COVID MVC agencies are closed due to the pandemic, stated agency officials who did not mention when the driver’s license would become READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Weekly Round-Up: Visa Restrictions Extended; DNA Testing for Sponsors of Noncitizen Minor Children; Stricter Financial Requirements for Intending Immigrants Take Effect

    Trump Administration Extends Restrictions on Visa Applications for Foreign Workers The White House has extended through March 31, 2021, restrictions on visa applications and entry into the United States for certain foreign national workers. The restrictions had been set to expire on December 31, 2020. On June 22, 2020, the White House issued presidential proclamation 10052, which ordered that no new visas would be issued in the READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Illegal Immigrants Arrested in FY 2020 Had Average of Four Criminal Convictions or Charges Each, ICE Says

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published its year-end report, stating that the illegal immigrants arrested by ICE during fiscal year (FY) 2020 had an average of four criminal convictions or pending criminal charges each. The United States is home to about 10.5 million undocumented immigrants. ICE made this announcement highlighting the commendable work the agency has achieved in cracking down on criminal illegal immigrants. Average of Four READ MORE READ MORE