Senators Introduce Starkly Different Bills for DREAMERS

Senators Introduce Starkly Different Bills for DREAMERS

On December 9, 2016, Senator Grahams (Republican- South Carolina), Durbin (Democrat- Illinois), Murkowski (Republican- Arkansas) and Flake (Republican- Arizona) and Schumer (Democrat – New York) introduced the BRIDGE Act (Bar removal of Immigrants Who Dream and Grow the Economy Act), to provide temporary protection to those who qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under President Obama’s Executive Action.

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Deportation is Big Business for Some

Deportation is Big Business for Some

According to Aviva Shen, writing for ThinkProgress.org, if Trump’s plan to deport 2 to 3 million immigrants comes to pass, it will spell big profits for not only corporations such as GEO Group and CoreCivic, companies in charge of running immigration detention centers but also companies hired by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for private charter flights to deport these people to their country of origin.

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Thinking Ahead on How to Protect the Dreamers

Thinking Ahead on How to Protect the Dreamers

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Jeff Flake (Arizona) began brainstorming and formulating plans with Democrats on how to protect the Dreamers, the DACA recipients who received protection from deportation under President Obama’s executive order in 2012.

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Donald Trump and the Refugee Crisis

Donald Trump and the Refugee Crisis

Refugees world-wide have heard the message from the Trump campaign – temporarily ban Muslims and people from “terrorist countries.” President elect Trump sees Syrian refugees as a Trojan horse, by which terrorist use the refugee label to enter the United States.

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What Does Membership in a Particular Social Group Mean in Asylum Cases?

What Does Membership in a Particular Social Group Mean in Asylum Cases?

Asylum applicants from Mexico and Central America have an especially hard time meeting the requirements for asylum because asylum law requires each applicant to establish a connection for his or her persecution to one of the protected grounds. The protected grounds are race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most applicants from Mexico or Central America cannot establish a connection to race, religion, nationality or political opinion.  So that leaves only one choice – membership in a particular social group.

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Cancellation of Removal for Undocumented Applicants (42B Cancellation)

Cancellation of Removal for Undocumented Applicants (42B Cancellation)

There are two different kinds of Cancellation of Removal Applications, and different standards apply. There is one for people who have received a green card, and there is another kind for people who entered the USA without documents. This article will address those who entered without documents, also known as 42B Cancellation.

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Provisional Waiver I-601A – What is Extreme Hardship?

Provisional Waiver I-601A – What is Extreme Hardship?

If you came to the United States without documents but you are married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you cannot file for a green card from within the United States. You will need to obtain the green card through consular processing after the Petition filed by your spouse is approved. If you have spent more than one year in the United States, you will also need to file for a waiver for your unlawful presence.

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