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Tag Results for "Immigration Services "

Business and Labor Issue Unprecedented Joint Statement on Immigration Reform and Temporary Workers

In rare moment of unity the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO has issued a joint statement on how to approach the issue of temporary workers within a comprehensive immigration reform plan. continue reading »

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

The unpleasantness of being detained by immigration agents inspired Deyvid Morales to create a Spanish-language app for cell phones and tablets with crucial information for other undocumented immigrants who find themselves in custody. continue reading »

Michigan to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Students

Michigan will begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who qualify for delayed deportation under federal law. continue reading »

Illinois Bishops Welcome Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented in State

The Catholic Conference of Illinois has welcomed the legislative passage of a measure permitting immigrants who are not present in the United States legally to apply for temporary driver’s licenses. continue reading »

Immigration News:  U.S. Government Spent $18 billion on Immigration Enforcement

The Migration Policy Institute has released data that the U.S. government has spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year. This expense dwarfs the amounts spent at any of the other law enforcement agencies the government runs. continue reading »

Immigration News: Illinois Step Closer to Providing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

A bill to authorize driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in Illinois was approved on Monday by a legislative committee and is now ready to be voted on by the full lower House, although the support of certain Republican lawmakers is still being solicited. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Path to Legal Residency for Undocumented with U.S. Family Made Easier

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a new measure that will smooth the road to legal residence for undocumented immigrants with close relatives who are U.S. citizens, a move that could affect about a million people. continue reading »

Immigration News: Help Coming to Hundreds of Deported Hispanic Veterans

Brothers Valente and Jesus Manuel Valenzuela, war veterans with suspended deportation orders, announced Wednesday the launching of a campaign to help Hispanic former U.S. soldiers in their same situation or who have already been deported. continue reading »

USCIS to Close Field Office in Panama City in February

USCIS will permanently close its field office in Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 1, 2013. The Panama City Field Office had jurisdiction over Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname. continue reading »

STUDY:  Legal Violence in the Lives of Immigrants

Even as the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States has plateaued at around 11.1 million people, federal enforcement of immigration law has intensified over the last decade. continue reading »

Homeland Security Takes Down Human Smuggling Ring Run By Mexican Nationals Living Here Illegally

Homeland Security identified human smuggling organization that operated out of Arizona and Alabama. The organization transported illegal aliens to final destinations throughout the United States. continue reading »

19th Anniversary of “Posadas Sin Fronteras” Celebrating U.S.-Mexico Border Life

Hundreds of people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border joined together this weekend for the traditional "Posadas Sin Fronteras" (Posadas Without Borders), continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican Immigrants in U.S. are Lowest-Paid, Least Educated of Immigrant Groups

Mexican migrants to the United States have the lowest levels of schooling and earn the least amount of take-home pay among all immigrant groups in that country, according to a study by Spanish bank BBVA. continue reading »

Former Massage Parlor Owner Gets Life for Trafficking Undocumented Female Migrants & Abuse

Alex Campbell, 45, of Glenview, Ill., a former northwest suburban massage parlor owner was sentenced today to life in federal prison for various crimes including sex-trafficking, forced labor continue reading »

Mexican Citizen Sentenced 54 Months in Prison for Trafficking ID’s of Puerto Rican, U.S. Citizens

A Mexican national was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for trafficking of identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents. continue reading »

U.S. Bishops Call for Immigration Reform in 2013

The Archbishop of Los Angeles, His Exc. Mgr. Jose Gomez, who chairs the Committee on Migration of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the United States of America (USCCB), urged re-elected President Barack Obama and Congress to make an immigration reform in 2013. continue reading »

USCIS Publishes New Petition for Alien Worker Forms

A new Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, is now available. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) changed the format to improve intake processing and added Adobe fillable format features to make it easier for you to complete the form. continue reading »

North Carolina Immigrant Advocates Urge for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented

A group in North Carolina is asking in an open letter to lawmakers for the state to once again issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

STUDY:  U of I Study Examines Well-Being of Latino Immigrant Families in Rural Illinois

The American dream is alive and well in Illinois’ rural communities among Latino immigrant families, who demonstrate considerable resilience in the face of multiple challenges, a new study indicates. continue reading »

California to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

California may become the first U.S. state to grant driver’s licenses to some undocumented immigrants. continue reading »