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Oct 08, 2021

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Bergen County Ends Most ICE Detentions; DHS Reviewing Handling of Recent Border Issues; Dozens of Legal Scholars Call for Immigration Reform 

N.J. Bergen County Board Votes to End ICE Prison Contract at Local Jail

This week, the Bergen County Commissioners Board officially ended its agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that permitted the detention of immigrants at the county jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. » Read More

Sep 14, 2021

EAGLE Act Aims to Reform Employment-Based Green Cards, H-1B Visa Program, and Family-Sponsored Visas

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, and Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) have introduced the Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment (“EAGLE”) Act. Its reforms focus on employment-based green cards, the H-1B visa program, and family-sponsored visas. » 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

Feb 23, 2021

Biden’s Executive Orders and Their Impact on Thousands of Pennsylvania Immigrants

Since the Biden administration took office, Executive Orders (EO) on immigration have been rolling out, reviewing and undoing some of the previous administration’s policies. Each of these EOs has widespread repercussions on different immigrant communities and families living inside and outside the United States.  » Read More

Feb 19, 2021

Weekly Immigration Round-Up: Massive Immigration Reform Bill Goes to Congress; Law Enforcement Officials Support New Jersey Sanctuary City Law

President, Democrats Present Immigration Reform Bill

On Thursday, President Biden and Congressional Democrats released a long-awaited, sweeping bill to provide immigration reform in the United States. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez will introduce the bill to the U.S. Senate.

The bill will affect millions of individuals, both those currently in the United States and those looking to immigrate to the United States in the future. » Read More

Feb 18, 2021

Executive Office for Immigration Review Update: Motion to Reconsider Denied

The Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has published a precedential decision in A.S. v. Amazon WebServices Inc., 14 OCAHO no. 1381b (2021). On February 11, 2021, the Hon. Andrea R. » Read More

Jan 15, 2021

Weekly Round-Up: Google Backs DACA and Immigration Reform; Court Blocks White House Efforts to Stop Refugee Resettlement; Acting DHS Director Resigns

Google Backs Biden’s Immigration Efforts and Covers DACA Fees

On Wednesday, following President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement that he would propose immigration legislation to Congress immediately after his inauguration, tech giant Google issued a statement that the company would support these immigration efforts. » Read More

Aug 31, 2018

The Weekly Round-Up: Contractors Need Immigrants to Fill Workforce and Massive Enforcement Raids are Conducted near Cleveland

Contractors throughout the country press for immigration reform following a reduction in the workforce.

This week, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA), a trade association for American contractors, urged the government to pass comprehensive immigration reform that meets the needs of U.S. » Read More

Jun 29, 2018

The Weekly Round-Up: Immigration Legislation Fails in Congress and New York Immigration Court to Conduct Exclusively Video Hearings

Immigration Bills Fail in Congress, Leaving Future Uncertain

Despite months of negotiations and discussions on a wide variety of immigration issues, Congress was unable to pass any comprehensive immigration legislation in the past two weeks.  It is now uncertain whether any type of immigration reform will be implemented prior to the November midterm elections. » Read More