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Immigration Archives

Judge not supportive of federal immigration challenge

It is no surprise to anyone who lives in Arizona that immigration continues to be a primary topic in the region. The challenges surrounding immigration and immigration laws have been particularly heated under the current presidential administration. In fact, Police One reports that the administration has initiated three lawsuits against neighboring California regarding immigration. 

Tips for international students seeking jobs on OPT status

It is no secret that the current political climate in the United States may make it seem more difficult than ever before to find employment as a non-citizen. If you are an international student graduating from a U.S. college or university and are seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT) status, you may be anxiously searching for companies that would be open to interviewing you. Although it may feel like all hope is lost, applying a good strategy can help maximize the effectiveness of your job search. Consider the following suggestions:

Defining a "refugee"

Many in Yuma may hear the word "refugee" and immediately envision hordes of impoverished people crowded into planes or on boats rapidly embarking on precarious journeys away from their countries of origin. While many in this scenario may fit the definition of a refugee, the definition itself is not limited to one's socioeconomic status. In reality, people from all walks of life can become refugees, and their status in the United States in protected by the principle of asylum.

DACA requirements and current status

If you or a friend or family member of yours in Arizona are a citizen of another country but entered the United States as a child, you may want to learn about a program that may offer opportunities to stay in the U.S. As explained by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was enacted to help people that meet certain criteria remain legally in the country. This program has undergone some uncertainty in the past year.

Increase in asylum seekers being released

Because Arizona is a state that borders with Mexico, it is often one of the first places that people come to when trying to enter the United States from Mexico, Guatemala or other countries in Central America. Immigration is therefore an important topic to people in Arizona as is the treatment of immigrants and the process they must go through in order to seek and be granted asylum

Crunching the numbers for U.S. immigration

As the controversy around illegal immigration in Arizona and throughout the U.S. continues to simmer, the plight of immigrants remains the same; deportation. This is shown in an Aug. 21 Fox News story about more than 100 illegal immigrants who were abandoned in the state, according to Border Patrol officials.

What are the family preference system visa quotas?

Having already gone through the immigration process, you know firsthand just how complex it can be. Yet now that you are settled in Yuma, bringing the rest of your family here to join you may be somewhat easier than the process you were made to go through. That is because one of the primary goals of U.S. immigration policy is reuniting families. An unlimited number of visas are made available for immediate family members such spouses, unmarried minor children and parents of U.S. citizens. After that, a certain number of visas is allotted through the family preference system annually. The question, then, is how many are available and how are they distributed? 

President Trump is merely repeating a pattern

Immigration and deportation continue to be at the forefront of American politics and President Trump’s latest action means that there are likely to be National Guard troops at the U.S./Mexico border by the time you read this post. The president on April 4 signed orders deploying Guardsmen to the border to help fight illegal immigration, the Chicago Tribune reports. He made the decision in response to having his plans to build a wall between the two countries stalled repeatedly by Congress.

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