Re-Registration Period Open for TPS – Somalia | USCIS

“Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Somalia’s designation who want to maintain their status through the 18-month extension period ending on March 17, 2020, must re-register between Aug. 27, 2018, and Oct. 26, 2018.”

Call your lawyer today!!!

Source: Re-Registration Period Now Open for Temporary Protected Status for Somalia | USCIS

USCIS to Issue Immigration Charges to Applicants | USCIS

“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. 

Source: USCIS Updates Notice to Appear Policy Guidance to Support DHS Enforcement Priorities | USCIS

Hatred of Immigrants Halted Construction of the Washington Monument – from Long Island Wins

“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.”

 

Source: When Hatred of Immigrants Stopped the Washington Monument from Being Built – Long Island Wins

Military Times’ Sailor of the Year’s Wife Will Be Deported

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.

CALL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES!!

Source: Military Times’ Sailor of the Year’s wife reveals she fears deportation

ICE to deport wife of Marine, Iraq Veteran

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.

 

Source: ICE to deport wife of Marine, Iraq veteran Aug. 3

Trade & Immigration Policies Hurting Farmers

From the Associated Press:

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.

Source: https://www.apnews.com/1c189409cf614fa387abf110d8f5e48d

Allegedly: Trump Signs Order Supposed to End Separation of Families at Border – Long Island Wins

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.

Source: Trump Signs Executive Order Supposed to End Separation of Refugee Families Detained at Border – Long Island Wins

A visa shortage is battering Texas’s shrimp industry

In Brownsville, Texas, many vessels remain tied to their docks during the height of this year’s shrimping season.

Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance, John Williams’ comments:

Williams thinks that giving these jobs to foreign workers isn’t stealing jobs from U.S. citizens. Americans just won’t take the positions, even when they’re wide open.

For the fishermen he represents, the situation is an emergency that transcends ideological battles on immigration: It’s a simple matter of survival.

“You have a choice,” he says. “You can leave the boat tied up and end up losing your business, or you can work with the system to hire a legal H-2B worker to work on your boat.”

Sounds familiar.

“The fact is that American citizens simply aren’t willing to do the work.”

Source: A visa shortage is battering Texas’s shrimp industry

Notice to Individuals Granted Immigration Benefits by Immigration Judge

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.).

 

 

Source: Notice to Individuals Granted Immigration Benefits by Immigration Judge or Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) | USCIS

U.S. Citizen Children Hurt by Immigration Enforcement

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.”

Source: U.S. Citizen Children Impacted by Immigration Enforcement

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.”

Source: U.S. Deports 46K Parents With Citizen Kids in Just Six Months