Category: Government

  1. Government Shutdown Impact on Immigration

    Norris McLaughlin’s Immigration Group notes the impact of the partial government shutdown on the U.S. Immigration System as follows: Form I-9 and E-Verify E-Verify expired as a result of the government shutdown.  Employers will not have access to E-Verify to initiate new employee verifications, resolve non-confirmations, and verify employment authorization.  Until E-Verify is funded, employers must continue to verify employment eligibility through the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Authorization, READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Birthright Citizenship Debate Brings Fear to New Jersey’s 128,000 US Citizen Children of Unauthorized Immigrants

    With President Trump threatening a Constitutional showdown over the question of “birthright citizenship,” many New Jersey immigrants are concerned about their children—those already born and deemed US Citizens, and those who are to be born. “Birthright citizenship” is the automatic granting of US Citizenship to any child born on US soil, without regard to the citizenship or resident status of the parent. Citing to a 2016 Migration READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Immigrants Account for $80 Billion a Year in Economic Contribution to New Jersey

    In a recent article, “Immigrants in New Jersey: A Demographic and Economic Profile for the Midterms Elections,” contributing reporter Maria Frausto of the American Immigration Council writes that “[j]ust weeks before the midterm elections in New Jersey, immigration policy has emerged as a top issue for voters.” Frausto notes that while “the political rhetoric on immigration may overlook important nuances about the complexity of this issue, it remains READ MORE READ MORE

  4. New Jersey Among Top 5 States in Number of Immigrants Becoming Naturalized Citizens in 2017

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ranks New Jersey in the top-5 states with the most number of naturalizations in 2017. READ MORE

  5. Princeton, New Jersey, Police Patrol Car Causes Immigration Confusion and Concern: Was it ICE?

    A police car with the decal “ICE” across its doors has been patrolling the streets of Princeton, New Jersey. Is it really Immigration & Customs Enforcement? READ MORE