April, 2015

  • 16 April

    Lawsuit’s Dismissal to Impact DHS Immigration Policies

    The recent 5th Circuit Court decision in a case that challenged the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has important, positive implications for the government’s defense of the pending challenges to the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration policies.

  • 7 April

    USCIS Reaches 2016 H-1B Visa Cap

    USCIS says the number of applications for both the H-1B programs has exceeded the number of visas available, necessitating a lottery draw.

  • 6 April

    70 Mayors Announce Legal Action for Immigration Reforms

    More than 70 cities and counties sign Texas vs. United States appeal urging immediate implementation of President Obama’s immigration executive action.

March, 2015

  • 17 March

    The High Costs of Delaying Executive Action on Immigration

    Apart from the economic losses in the coming years if the immigration directives are not allowed to proceed, there are real human costs to maintaining the status quo. Both the economic and human costs have the same root cause: These immigrants have long been an integral part of U.S. communities.

  • 12 March

    USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions from April 1st

    The congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visas for FY 2016 is 65,000. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher are exempt from the 65,000 cap.

February, 2015

  • 17 February

    Czech Republic Looks to EU Members on Immigration

    In Central Europe the debate about immigration and the integration of minorities, especially of Muslim communities, into society is still in its infancy.

  • 10 February

    Coming Out of the Shadows

    Why nearly half of the estimated 1.2 million young adults eligible for DACA haven’t sought deportation relief?

  • 7 February

    Why Violence is Flaring at Europe’s Border Crossings

    Although Spain is under international scrutiny for the increasing police violence, the government has proposed a controversial amendment to its immigration law that would apply exclusively at Ceuta and Melilla. The proposal aims to legitimize automatic returns of people trying to access the two cities irregularly and without the right documentation.

  • 4 February

    Friends Like These

    GOP presidential hopefuls are cozying up to anti-immigrant extremists and right-wing billionaires.

January, 2015

  • 17 January

    Immigrants Help Boost Economic Vitality: Report

    The study finds that immigrants play an essential role in business growth overall. Between 2000 and 2013, immigrants accounted for 48 percent of overall growth of business ownership in the U.S.