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Jul 23, 2021

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: New DACA Applications Halted, With Biden Promising Appeal; Protesters Block Newark ICE Office, Objecting to Continued Deportation

New DACA Ruling Suspends New Applications for Dreamers; Biden Vows to Appeal Decision

In a lengthy opinion, United States District Court Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) violates the Administrative Procedure Act, which governs federal rulemaking. » Read More

Jul 20, 2021

York County Prison in Pennsylvania Stops All Immigrant Detention

After nearly three decades, the York County Prison will no longer detain immigrants who face deportation proceedings. This move was applauded by many immigrant advocates, who have strongly felt that detainees can face removal proceedings without being detained. The decision to close the detention center was caused by a budgetary issue. » Read More

Jul 15, 2021

Labor Shortage Concerns a Bigger Problem for U.S. Agriculture Sector

The food and agriculture sector of the United States is facing a looming shortage of workers. This was a concern even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe, and the shortage of laborers has worsened with time. Routinely, the labor department has noticed a demand for laborers that is higher than the number of visas allotted under the Immigration and Nationality Act. » Read More

Jul 08, 2021

Notarios Publicos and Notaries Are Not Authorized, Legal Professionals

Many immigrants often require legal professionals’ help to either request an immigration benefit or maintain lawful status. Desperate immigrants who are unable to afford attorney fees fall prey to the infamous notary fraud. However, unscrupulous notaries or immigration consultants have become a severe problem for immigrants throughout the United States. » Read More

Jul 06, 2021

Department of Justice Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim with Texas-Based Industrial Contractor

On June 15, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Tecon Services Inc. (Tecon), an industrial fireproofing, painting, and insulation contractor from Texas. A naturalized U.S. citizen of Venezuelan origin raised an immigration-related discrimination complaint with the Civil Rights Division, claiming Tecon refused to accept her U.S. » Read More

Jul 02, 2021

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: NJ Immigrant Detainees Moved to Unknown Locations While Advocates Block NJ Turnpike to Request Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Workers; Supreme Court Denies Bond Hearings for Some Detained Immigrants

Immigrant Detainees in Newark Transferred, Protestors Demand Pandemic Relief for NJ Undocumented Workers

Immigration was a big issue this week in New Jersey. First, as the state government continues to consider a bill ending the detention of immigrants in New Jersey, a group of around 30 immigrant detainees in Newark was transferred to an unknown location. » Read More

Jul 01, 2021

Recent Study Reveals – Naturalizing Undocumented Immigrants Has Economic Benefit

New research conducted by Progressive Think Tank Keystone Research Center, announced in May, revealed that naturalizing undocumented immigrants in Pennsylvania would substantially benefit the state’s budget. Pennsylvania is home to 900,000 individuals who have an immigrant background, accounting for 7% of Pennsylvania’s population. » Read More