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Most Americans Support Trump’s Immigration Pause Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Poll Finds

Most Americans Support Trump’s Immigration Pause Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Poll Finds

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend green cards amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a newly-released survey finds. A total of 58% of respondents said they either “strongly approve” or “somewhat approve” of Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban green card applications for 60 days as […]

Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Deport Green Card Holders Convicted of Serious Crimes

Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Deport Green Card Holders Convicted of Serious Crimes

BY JANITA KAN A divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to make it easier for the federal government to deport lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who have been convicted of serious crimes. In a 5-4 decision, the top court justices sided against a man who was seeking to cancel deportation orders stemming from firearm and drug offenses. LPRs who are […]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Expands Credit Card Payment Option for Fees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Expands Credit Card Payment Option for Fees

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will now accept credit card payments for filing most of its forms. The new payment option is available for the 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities. To pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, applicants will need to use Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. USCIS […]

Treatment We Associate With Regimes We Revile as Unjust …

Treatment We Associate With Regimes We Revile as Unjust …

  by Thomas L. Knapp On January 29, US District Judge Katherine B. Forrest ordered the release of immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir from pre-deportation detention. Ragbir, who came to the US from Trinidad in 1991 and got his “green card” in 1994, has been fighting deportation over a fraud conviction since 2006.  Earlier this […]

Immigration Policy | One Reader’s Pragmatic Solution

Immigration Policy | One Reader’s Pragmatic Solution

  By Robert Hodson | Thousand Oaks   Immigration policy is daily news. I offer a pragmatic solution. 1.  Exercise the legal right and fundamental obligation of every nation to secure its borders. 2.  For persons brought illegally to this country as minor children (the so-called Dreamers  and DACA Recipients ), create a permanent resident status […]

When is Dreamer/Green Carder deportation legally justified?

When is Dreamer/Green Carder deportation legally justified?

By Richard A. Nixon An important case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court is Lynch v. Dimaya.     Mr. Dimaya is a non-citizen, here legally with a “green card.” Further he has been twice convicted in California of first-degree burglary. First degree burglary is burglary of a residence and is counted as a strike. It […]

USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants

USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants

Agency Publishes Revised Form I-485 and Instructions   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The new Form I-485 and instructions have been substantially updated to reduce complexity after collecting comments from the public and stakeholders. The revised version gives applicants better information […]