DIY Immigration Applications Dangerous Under New Policy

DIY Immigration Applications Carry Bigger Threat of Deportation Under New Policy

Under a new policy, if U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) denies a visa, an extension, or another immigration benefit, the agency will immediately begin deportation proceedings against the foreign national. That means doing it yourself now carries a higher risk of deportation. USCIS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)…

ICE Locking Up Pregnant Women Photo by William Stitt

ICE Agents Now Locking Up Pregnant Women

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun the abhorrent policy of detaining pregnant women in immigration jails. ICE will no longer automatically release from custody pregnant women charged with being in the U.S. illegally while their cases make their way through immigration court. Automatically releasing pregnant women from custody was the general practice under the…

5 Things Employers Should Know Immigrant Employees Photo by Annie Spratt

5 Things Employers Should Know About Immigrant Employees Under Trump

Stepped up raids under the Trump administration has prompted uncertainty and fear among all immigrants—both legal and undocumented—as well as employers. Last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served at least 77 Northern California businesses with notices to show hiring documents. Most recently, ICE conducted a five-day operation in Southern California. Officers conducted raids…

8 Steps to Avoid Sudden Deportation

8 Steps to Avoid Sudden Deportation

President Trump’s executive order banning nationals from seven predominantly-Muslim countries have prompted confusion and fear. Several reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested, detained or deported individuals and are possibly planning raids have profoundly added to that confusion and fear. Here are the eight most important steps to protect yourself from being arrested and…