Immigration Arrests Increase While Deportations Decrease
On Tuesday, December 5, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released their year-end immigration enforcement numbers. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers made just over 143,000 arrests of noncitizens within the United States, a 25% increase from 2016. The arrests did not focus solely on those with criminal records, as the arrests of non-criminals nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017, from under 20,000 to approximately 38,000. … Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to Reconsider Delayed DACA Applications
When the Trump Administration announced in September that DACA would be ending, and that the final applications would be accepted no later October 5, 2017, many DACA recipients and their attorneys quickly worked to send out renewal applications. Recently, the New York Times reported that a little over 100 DACA recipients had mailed their applications well in advance of the October 5 deadline, but their applications had arrived after that date and had been rejected by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. … Read More
Worksite immigration enforcement is likely to increase dramatically in the near future, and employers should make a thorough review of their hiring and employment practices to ensure they are compliant with federal laws and regulations.… Read More
President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are now exploring different options to fundamentally transform the immigration system in the United States without legislative action by Congress, according to CNN News. This comes in the wake of the president’s letter to Congress on Sunday, in which he requested funding for new immigration enforcement personnel and programs.
According to CNN, the options include modifications that could result in major consequences, including limiting protections for unaccompanied minors (UACs) who came to the U.S.… Read More
On September 29, the NMM Immigration Practice Group won an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals – the nation’s highest immigration court – that will allow their client, a national from Guyana who had been ordered deported from the United States after living in this country lawfully for more than 35 years, to reapply for permanent residence in the U.S.… Read More
The Washington Post reported that deportations of undocumented immigrants living in the United States have significantly increased under President Trump’s Administration. The rise is attributable to increased immigration enforcement within the United States, rather than a focus on the U.S. border with Mexico alone. This is a shift from the Obama Administration’s policy of deferring deportations of undocumented immigrants living in the United States while focusing primarily on deporting immigrants at the U.S.… Read More
The White House has announced its newest executive order on immigration, placing travel bans and restrictions on seven countries in Africa, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and Asia. In a separate decision, President Trump ended temporary protection from deportation for Sudanese nationals currently living in the United States.
The travel ban targets the five countries that were included in the original travel ban earlier this year: Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Iran. … Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has stated that it will issue a notice shortly regarding the fate of Temporary Protected Status, better known as “TPS,” for several countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa, potentially putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk of deportation. This comes in the wake of the decision by the Trump Administration to end DACA, a program that protected people who entered as children from deportation.… Read More
The Catholic News Service (“CNS”) reported a new study that assessed the economic impact of the administration’s plans related to removing individuals in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
TPS is a program that began nearly three decades ago to provide a reprieve from deportation to individuals from several federally designated countries that are recovering from a conflict or natural disaster. … Read More
While President Trump has vowed to strongly enforce the southern border and deportation laws in the United States, states and counties have been picking up sizable portions of the costs for doing so.… Read More