Federal Immigration Law

Temporary Protected Status Extended to Haitians (Again!) – but DHS adds Important Footnote

Consistent with its past policy in which temporary means a series of rollovers that prolong temporary protected status (TPS) for foreign nationals years after the crisis back home has ended, TPS was extended, this time to Haitians, for an extra six months. Haitian TPS was first granted in 2011; Honduras and Nicaragua share the dubious record for longest “temporarily” in the U.S. – 18 years!

Multiple Enforcement Failures Lead to Senseless Slaughter of Engaged Boston Doctors

In Boston, a horrific, preventable crime occurred not because of the city’s sanctuary status, but because an immigration lawyer, the district attorney’s office, a municipal judge and disinterested FBI agents unwittingly conspired to keep a deportable green card holder in town.

New York Mayor de Blasio Defiantly Vows to Shred Aliens’ ID Documents; Court Okays the Lawbreaking

In a decision that received scant attention outside the greater New York metropolitan area, Staten Island Supreme Court Judge Phil Minardo ruled that city officials can legally destroy personal information – name, age, date of birth – submitted by illegal aliens to acquire an IDNYC card.

Big Win! Supreme Court Won’t Hear Asylum-Seeking Central Americans’ Appeal

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal made by a group of unlawful Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran women and children who sought to overturn a lower court’s decision to remove them expeditiously. The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last August that non-citizens do not have a Constitutional right to due process if they are denied asylum.

In New York, ICE Ramping Up Enforcement Actions; Activist Lawyers Getting Taxpayer Subsidy to Counter

A three-day Immigration and Customs Enforcement removal operation in the New York area netted 31 criminal aliens from 13 nations, including a Guyanese national convicted of rape, immigration fugitives, at-large criminal aliens and illegal re-entries. Of the 31, 30 had criminal histories that include priors for rape, drug offenses, child endangerment and fraud.

60 Minutes Reports, Selectively, on H-1B Visa Scandal

Sunday night, CBS’ 60 Minutes featured a segment on the American job killing H-1B visa, created as part the Immigration Act of 1990. The H-1B is a growing concern across America since more and more stories have been published about the role it plays in rampant American worker displacement.

CAPS Releases Ads in Support of Jobs for American Workers

Trump Has Opportunity to Move Quickly on E-Verify

On Inauguration Day, An Immigrant’s Son Sends a Hopeful Message

Just days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, I read a heartening guest opinion column that the Denver Post published, “Trump Poised to Reform America’s Failed Immigration Policies.” The author, Troy A. Eid, served as Colorado’s 40th U.S. Attorney from 2006 to 2009. Now in private practice, Eid is the first Arab-American named to any U.S.

Pro-Immigration Congressional Caucus Seeks to Soften Deportation Laws

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) recently introduced a resolution that aims to repeal certain laws that pertain to immigration enforcement. CPC membership includes Congress’ most pro-immigration legislators, including one senator and 75 members of the U.S. House.

Immigration Fraud and the California Terrorist Attack in San Bernardino

San Bernardino Gunman’s Family Members Arrested on Marriage Fraud Charges

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