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May 14, 2021

Weekly Immigration Round-Up: Congressional Reps Propose Increased Health Care for Immigrants; Fear of Undocumented Immigration Drops Significantly in New Jersey; New Wage Requirements Delayed For Highly-Skilled Foreign Workers

New Bill Proposed to Make Health Care Coverage More Accessible to Immigrants

Several House Democrats have introduced a new bill aimed at making health care benefits more accessible to immigrants in the United States. One of the bill’s main sponsors, Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, stated that “we must finally guarantee health care to everyone as a human right – regardless of immigration status, income, employment, or anything else.” » Read More

May 13, 2021

Immigrant Workers’ Rights – May Day Rally Held in Allentown

Make the Road Pennsylvania’s Allentown chapter organized the May Day rally advocating immigrant workers’ rights – emphasizing undocumented workers. Along with demanding minimum pay and labor rights for undocumented workers, advocates urged the Biden administration to grant citizenship to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. » Read More

May 11, 2021

Quarryville Business Owner Indicted for Operating Undocumented Worker Conspiracy and Extensive Tax Fraud

Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams has announced the arrest and indictment of Pennsylvania residents Miguel Morales, 48, of Quarryville; Jose Morales, 39, of Quarryville; Oscar Carrillo-Perez, 35, of West Grove; and Santiago Garcia-Ramirez, 44, of Landenberg. Morales was indicted for conspiring to transport and transporting undocumented workers and making false statements. » Read More

Apr 30, 2021

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Supreme Court Decision Expands Relief for Thousands of Immigrants Facing Deportation; New Jersey to Begin Issuing Driver’s Licenses to All Residents Regardless of Immigration Status; ICE Limits Arrests at Courthouses

New Hope to Immigrants Facing Deportation

On Thursday, April 29, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Homeland Security failed to properly notify an immigrant regarding his obligation to appear for a hearing in removal proceedings. In a 6-3 decision, the Court held that federal law mandates that enforcement authorities include all statutorily required information – including the charges against them and where and when they must appear in court – in a single document, entitled a “notice to appear,” rather than in multiple documents spread out over days, months, or even years. » Read More

Apr 23, 2021

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: New Jersey Governor Considers Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Residents; Supreme Court Wary of Green Cards for Immigrants with TPS; Mexican President Discusses U.S. Visas for Work on Reforestation

New Jersey to Consider Pandemic Relief for Undocumented Immigrants

Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey has indicated he is reviewing and considering a plan to allocate approximately $40 million in federal funding to immigrants in New Jersey for relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic. » Read More

Apr 16, 2021

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Applications for Employment Authorization Now Online for Students; Biden Reaches Deal To Stem Immigration at Border; Central American Countries Agree to Anti-Corruption Plan

F-1 Students Seeking Employment Authorization Can File Online

On April 12, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that F-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training – more commonly known as “OPT” – will be able to file their Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online through their account with USCIS. » Read More

Apr 02, 2021

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Driver’s Licenses Available to Undocumented Immigrants in New Jersey; Ban on Foreign Workers Lapses; Undocumented New Jersey Taxpayers Seek COVID-19 Relief

Undocumented Immigrants in New Jersey Can Receive Driver’s Licenses

Residents of New Jersey are now eligible to apply for a state driver’s license regardless of an undocumented immigration status.

Those applying for the driver’s license are required to show proof of age, identity, and residence to start the application process. » Read More

Mar 30, 2021

Three Stimulus Packages, and Undocumented Immigrants Still Struggle Without Aid

About 90 million people have received their third wave of stimulus checks, according to a joint letter by the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration, and many still await help. Immigrants who are desperate for relief will not receive any aid due to their undocumented status. » Read More