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One of These Things Is Not Like the Others...

Dan Kowalski | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

So, let me get this straight. Our top priority for immigration arrests lumps together terrorists, convicted felons, gang bangers and...drywallers, moms and kids?

Two Years Later, Deferred Action Is Renewed Without Future Guarantees

Juan Escalante | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Let us stop and reflect on where we are, how we got here, and where we are headed. Despite the fact that some of us being able to breathe a sigh of relief, the work to achieve a sensible reforms that will bring about change to immigration laws is far from over.

USCIS Works to Improve the EB-5 Visa Program. Will Congress Follow Suit?

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

During a time when Washington, D.C., is almost completely overcome by gridlock and when comprehensive immigration reform inches from debate to debate with an indefinite timeline, EB-5 is the outlier, garnishing the endangered species known as bipartisan support.

Will a Bisexual Journalist Be Deported for Being Married to His Wife?

Faith Cheltenham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Faith Cheltenham

Since they are both bisexual, their marriage is under fire, and their relationship risks being broken apart after they were reported to USCIS. I recently met Ivo and Laura for pizza, and he said in all seriousness, "What can we do but sexually perform for them before they will believe us?"

Immigration for Same-Sex Spouses in a Post-DOMA World

Scott Titshaw | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

Without DOMA, the federal validity of same-sex marriages will depend on state law, but it is not always clear which state law applies after married couples cross state lines: What happens when a couple is married in Massachusetts but lives in Georgia?

Probe Into Official Could Have Campaign Reverberations

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An internal investigation of President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potent...

Obama Nominee Faces Serious Probe

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in...

The Curious Case Of Ivo Widlak

Faith Cheltenham | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Faith Cheltenham

Unfortunately for Ivo, ignorance regarding bisexuals may have contributed to his deportation hearings. Ivo tells me that he was interrogated by USCIS on his sexual orientation as officers sought to prove his marriage valid since he had been reported as homosexual.

Elise Foley

4,600 Undocumented Immigrants Granted Deferred Action | Elise Foley | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 4,600 young undocumented immigrants have been granted deferred action under the Obama administration, lifting their fears of bein...

Elise Foley

Mississippi Joins Lawsuit Against Obama Immigration Policy | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of Mississippi joined a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its decision to stop deporting some undocument...

DREAMERS Are Now "Childhood Arrivals"

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

There is nothing simple about immigration law; it has never been a matter of just filling out forms. To be successful, it is necessary to understand the underlying law and regulations behind each bit of information being elicited by each question of the application.

Elise Foley

Deferred Action Applications To Cost $465, Won't Lead To Enforcement Proceedings | Elise Foley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young undocumented immigrants who apply for deferred action under a new Obama administration policy can be confident that the informatio...

Phantom of a DREAM

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

So, why was such fanfare made of this two year provision? Was it the EAD? Was this election year politics? Is this a peace offering by President Obama for not tackling promised immigration reform during his first two years in office?

The U.S. Recognizes Straight Binational Marriages With Transgender Spouses

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services issued a memorandum last week that updates the Adjudicator's Field Manual, a guide binding all agency staff overseeing immigration procedures. USCIS will now issue immigration documents that reflect an individual's gender identity.

Coffman: Obama Rushing Illegal Immigrants Onto Voter Rolls

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Coffman accused the Obama administration of speeding up the citizenship process for illegal immigrants, so they can become citizens in time for the 2012 election. That's a serious accusation.

Alex Wagner

White Houe Criticized On Skilled Worker Visa Rules | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

The White House has been dragging its feet on implementing basic administrative reforms that would ameliorate the country's broken immigration system,...

Alex Wagner

Legal Immigration Reform: White House Pushes Skilled Worker Visas | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

In a bid to spur job creation and promote startups, the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services has announced new ef...

Elise Foley

House GOP Poised To Introduce Bill Cracking Down On Illegal Workers | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The balance between Republican calls to reduce government regulation of business and the GOP's campaign against undocumented workers is ...

Why It Matters When Immigrants Keep Quiet

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Afton Branche

Without the help of all residents, local police cannot effectively catch criminals, some of whom intentionally victimize recent or undocumented immigrants.

Separating Enforcement From Permission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Granting permission to an industry, and enforcing laws and regulations for that same industry are two diametrically-opposed functions. There is no reason they should be handled by the same agency -- no matter what industry we're talking about.