In November of 2014, President Barack Obama announced his long-awaited plans for immigration reform. Perhaps most significant of the reform is the inclusion of deportation stays for more than four million immigrants in the U.S., namely those who are the undocumented parents of American citizens or legal residents. While the reform was viewed as a step in the right direction by many, others, like Arizona County Sherriff Joe Arpaio, are prepared to take legal action against the President for the immigration action. In fact, in December of 2014, Arpaio filed one of the first lawsuits (in what may be a series of many) against Obama’s immigration plan. Continue reading “Arpaio Sues Over Immigration”
There are currently approximately 11 million undocumented illegal immigrants living in the United States. States like California, Texas, and Nevada have some of the highest populations of illegal immigrants in the entire country, while other states are relatively untouched by a population of undocumented aliens. In Massachusetts, the number of immigrants living illegally in the state is on the decline. If you are an immigrant living in Boston and have questions about your immigration status, an immigration attorney can help you. Continue reading “Fewer Immigrants Living Illegally in Massachusetts”
With the November election now over, the one thing that groups on both sides of the political aisle can’t stop talking about is Obama’s immigration overhaul. The planned reform, which was announced by the Obama administration on Thursday, November 21st, will affect hundreds of thousands of immigrants across the country. If you’re an immigrant in Boston facing deportation, or if you have questions about the visa process, you should consult with a Boston immigration attorney immediately.
President Obama promised to take his executive action on green card law before summer’s end, then postponed his actions until after the upcoming election. In late September, activists for immigration reform held a National Week of Action, to gather and rally support for the families that are being divided by the different immigration laws governing children and adults. Continue reading “Boston Rallies for Obama to take Immigration Action”
A parent’s worst fear is being separated from their children, and yet, time and time again, the American government is using loopholes in immigration law to keep parents here, while deporting their children. Less publicized than the immigration laws that allow children to remain in the United States while their parents are deported, this is an equally devastating issue. Continue reading “Deporting Children of Parents Allowed to Stay”
Recent delays in immigration law executive orders are putting a large number of undocumented skilled labor workers in danger of being deported to countries where they couldn’t support their children. President Barack Obama had been planning an executive order to change immigration law.
This order would have put to rest several arguments against allowing undocumented workers to remain in the US, but pressure from his fellow Democrats running in Republican states has put pause to his promises of Amnesty. The president has pushed his decision until after the elections, and now says he will make a reasonable order before the end of 2014. Continue reading “No Immigration Executive Order on the Horizon”
President Barack Obama has been trying to mitigate the immigration issues facing Americans today, including many immigrants, both legal and illegal. He is trying to find a way to increase the number of annual green cards from 366,000 to nearly double that amount, drastically shortening wait times.
The president is looking to decrease the number of illegal immigrants by making it legal for more immigrants to come to America, with skilled workers and their families in the forefront. Continue reading “Obama Considering Ways to Increase Green Cards”
Deportation for minor offenses has always been a threat for hard working immigrants who have been trying to make a living in the United States. Boston, Massachusetts was the first region where the program known as Secure Communities (S-Comm) was implemented. Continue reading “Massachusetts Trust Act is a Step in the Right Direction”
For undocumented workers, driving is a part of life. Many times, they work in places where public transport is not available and this can lead to problems for them when they have to drive a vehicle without a license or the required paperwork. Continue reading “What Immigrants Need to Know About the MA Safe Driving Bill”
Recently, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone signed an executive order that barred city police from detaining immigrants based on suspicion of living illegally in the area. Mayor Curtatone said that this move will help in making area communities secure and that it will also help the members of the community in living and working without any kind of fear. Some of the points to ponder from the signing of this executive order are: Continue reading “The Latest Somerville Immigration News “