Category Archives: Immigration News Boston

Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Helps More than 12,300 Immigrants in Massachusetts

In November, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from six countries. Protections that were set to expire at the beginning of 2020 have been extended an additional year.  According to a story published by MassLive, more than 12,000 immigrants in the Commonwealth of... READ MORE

Despite Promises from City Officials, Documents Reveal Close Relationship Between ICE and the Boston Police Department

According to reporting from WBUR News, the Boston Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have a much closer—and much more disturbing—relationship than has previously been disclosed. New documents obtained by WBUR News show that a high-ranking Boston police officer is working directly with ICE, helping the agency pursue detainers and carry forward... READ MORE

Undocumented Immigrants in Massachusetts are Fighting for the Right to Get a Driver’s License

According to the most recent information provided by the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), undocumented immigrants are eligible to apply for a driver’s license in 12 different U.S. states. Unfortunately, Massachusetts is not one of these states. A group of activists is pushing to make a change. As reported by Inequality.org, the Pioneer Valley... READ MORE

New Bill Proposed in Massachusetts Offers State Protections from Federal Requests

Illegal immigration activists in Massachusetts are at it again. This time, activists are pressing lawmakers in the state to pass a bill that would limit the authority that federal laws regarding detention requests have over local and state police officers. Specifically, the bill would bar Massachusetts’ police officers from legally being allowed to arrest an... READ MORE

What Do Americans Think About Illegal Immigration?

More than perhaps ever before in U.S. history, illegal immigration has become a hot—and highly controversial—topic. And with the presidential election quickly approaching, it seems as though everyone wants a piece of the illegal immigration opinion pie. Which leaves one pressing question: What do Americans really think about illegal immigration? READ MORE

Sarah Saldana Takes a Firm Stand

Sarah Saldana, the director for ICE, or Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, has spoken firmly about the agency’s position on immigration enforcement; according to Saldana, there will be no repercussions for sanctuary cities, nor enforcement of certain immigration laws, until comprehensive immigration reform is passed and Obama’s immigration action is enacted. Understanding Sanctuary Cities Sanctuary cities... READ MORE

Republicans and Immigration

Shortly after Memorial Day 2015 the federal appeals court blocked the Obama Administration’s plan to offer a projected 4 million undocumented immigrants some relief from the threat of deportation. It is now being discussed as a blow to immigrant groups, a restraint on Obama’s executive authority, and another potential setback to his legacy. READ MORE

Marriage Fraud Ring Busted

Getting married for the sole purpose of obtaining a U.S. greencard or lawful residency is a type of fraud, and is illegal under federal law. And, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been cracking down on marriage fraud more than ever before – in late April of 2015, 27 different people in Florida were charged... READ MORE

DOJ Lawyers and Possible Sanctions

In February of 2015, a federal judge blocked an executive immigration order, given by President Obama, that would have granted deportation stays to five million immigrants currently residing in the U.S. without proper documentation. What’s more, the immigration action would have also provided many of those same immigrants with the right to lawfully obtain permits... READ MORE