“The revised policy generally requires USCIS to issue an NTA in the following categories of cases in which the individual is removable:
Cases where fraud or misrepresentation is substantiated, and/or where an applicant abused any program related to the receipt of public benefits. USCIS will issue an NTA even if the case is denied for reasons other than fraud.
Criminal cases where an applicant is convicted of or charged with a criminal offense, or has committed acts that are chargeable as a criminal offense, even if the criminal conduct was not the basis for the denial or the ground of removability. USCIS may refer cases involving serious criminal activity to ICE before adjudication of an immigration benefit request pending before USCIS without issuing an NTA.
Cases in which USCIS denies a Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, on good moral character grounds because of a criminal offense.
Cases in which, upon the denial of an application or petition, an applicant is unlawfully present in the United States.”
So, just more administrative officers thinking they’re border patrol police.
“The team may have thrown the stone into the Potomac River or broken it up into tiny pieces as souvenirs of their blow against Catholic immigration. Certainly at least one Know Nothing claimed decades later to have a sliver of the stone.”
Loretto Sullivan and many other military members, veterans and spouses are speaking out about their deportation fears. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said military members are now protected from deportation, but the families want to know, what about the spouses and kids?
There are at least three bills under consideration in Congress that could help military spouses, dependents and even veterans themselves who have been deported or face a future deportation.
The first is H.R. 1036, the “American Families United Act,” sponsored by Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, which would enable immigration enforcement on a case-by-case basis to allow military spouses, dependents and other categories of immigrants to remain in the U.S.
The second is “Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018,” sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, which would ease some of the immigration restrictions for international adoptees.
The third is H.R. 3429, “Repatriate Our Patriots Act,” sponsored by Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and O’Rourke. That bill would allow certain honorably discharged veterans who have been deported to come home.
Neither House bill has been granted a committee hearing in Congress, and the Senate bill was just reintroduced this week after it did not gain traction last session.
Alejandra Juarez and her family have spent thousands of dollars fighting her deportation.
Soto, whose district includes the Juarez’ home, filed the “Patriot Spouses Act” and another bill on Alejandra Juarez’ behalf that would allow her to stay. Both bills have gained bipartisan support, Soto said, but the bills have not yet been taken up by committee.
CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, NOW.
As the son of Puerto Rican parents and a Vietnam Veteran, this is abhorrent. USCIS will not process parole-in-place applications while individuals such as Alejandra are in court proceedings (or have a prior order of removal), so strong American families like this are at risk. Call your representatives now! And pray for Sgt. Juarez, his wife Alejandra, and family.
Meanwhile, Trump’s hardline immigration policies have been making it even harder to recruit workers for pork producers, who have historically relied on immigrants for a third of their workforce. The industry had been planning a rapid expansion due to growing export demand from China and Mexico, but the trade dispute and raids spring immigration raids on a Tennessee meatpacking plant and an Iowa concrete plant have worried pork producers.
“Skilled and unskilled foreign workers have been crucial to maintaining and growing the workforce and revitalizing rural communities across the United States. We need more of them, not less,” Heimerl said.
Be prepared. OrangeHead FatPants will blame the Democrats and begin doing this again, claiming that he gave Congress a chance to fix a law that doesn’t need to be fixed.
First, Trump said that he was not responsible for splitting up the families. He told reporters over and over that separation was required by the “Democrat law.” His Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen on Sunday had Tweeted that “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.” She soon went back on that statement a day later by insisting that separation was, as Trump said, required by law. If it is required by law, how can the president change the policy? You can’t change a law with an executive order.
Did you win adjustment of status in Immigration Court?
Still must obtain legal permanent residence card via USCIS!!!
If you have been granted Lawful Permanent Resident or Asylum status during proceedings before an Immigration Judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and you have not yet received documentation of your status, please schedule an appointment with your local USCIS office to get that documentation. You should be prepared to bring with you a copy of the final order you received from the Immigration Judge or the BIA and documents establishing your identity (passport, driver’s license, USCIS issued employment authorization document, etc.).
From the American Immigration Council, and common sense: malicious immigration enforcement has serious negative consequences that affect children and extend to communities and the country as a whole.
“While both the immigration and child welfare systems generally recognize that it is in a child’s best interest to remain with a parent or family member, the complexity and lack of coordination between agencies can lead to prolonged family separation and even termination of parental rights.”
Furthermore, from the Applied Research Center and Colorlines.com:
“the Applied Research Center has also found a disturbing number of children languishing in foster care and separated from their parents for long periods. After a year-long national investigation, we estimate there are at least 5,100 children in foster care who face barriers to family reunification because their mother or father is detained or deported. That number could reach as high as 15,000 in the next five years, at the current rate of growth.”
First-hand accounts from Central American women and their family members reveal the dangerous and bleak circumstances of life these women and their children faced upon return to their home countries, as well as serious problems in the deportation process.