Category: Hot Topics

  1. 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

  2. Legal Marijuana “Next Door” in Canada Off Limits Here in the United States

    Today, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use with the enactment of Canadian House Government Bill C-45. READ MORE

  3. Driver’s Licenses for 466,000 New Jersey Undocumented Immigrants Closer to Reality?

    Driver’s Licenses for New Jersey’s undocumented immigrants may have moved a step closer to reality.  In a September interview on NJ 101.5, New Jersey’s Senate President Steve Sweeney endorsed the idea—which was integral in advancing any legislative measure.  While Sweeney did not support any specific legislation, Nicholas Pugliese, staff writer for the Record’s Trenton Bureau, reported that the legislation at the center of the debate in Trenton READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Federal Court Temporarily Halts Trump TPS Terminations

    A federal district court entered a nationwide order stopping the Trump Administration’s recent decisions to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 300,000 immigrants in the United States from Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Sudan. READ MORE

  5. The Weekly Round-Up: Contractors Need Immigrants to Fill Workforce and Massive Enforcement Raids are Conducted near Cleveland

    Contractors press for immigration reform following reduction in the workforce. U.S. files criminal charges after raids at a meat packing company. READ MORE