The US Citizenship and Immigration Service has informed its officers that they can deny incomplete or erroneous requests and requests, without having to first issue a "request for evidence" (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Denial (NOID, for its acronym in English). With this, the evaluation and decision will be entirely at the discretion of the official.
This new procedural canon will become effective on September 11 and will have no effect for applications related to the Deferred Action or DACA program. This would apply for errors in the procedures and also for applications that lack supports or documents.
It’s been a decade since Postville, a small town in Iowa, suffered the largest immigration raid at a worksite in U.S. history: 389 immigrants were arrested in the biggest kosher meatpacking plant in the country. As Donald Trump revives some aspects of George W. Bush’s immigration enforcement policies, the Postville experience sheds light on the impact, efficiency and repercussions of massive worksite raids.
A judge temporarily slows the deportations of reunified families after being separated at the border
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had filed an application with Judge Dana Sabraw in the San Diego district for the possibility of deportations of the reunited families. The judge granted a week for government lawyers to respond to these fears.
A federal judge temporarily stopped the deportations of reunified families after being separated at the border on the occasion of the application of the "zero tolerance" of the Donald Trump government.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had filed an application with Judge Dana Sabraw in the San Diego district for the possibility of deportations of the reunited families.
"We are dead in life": the sad letter to the Americans of 54 migrant parents separated from their children
Dozens of immigrants held in a Texas detention center, mostly mothers, wrote an open letter to the people of the United States asking them to help them get together as soon as possible with their children.
Fifty of the fathers and mothers arrested in the detention center of Port Isabel, Texas, signed on Sunday an open letter to the American people asking them to help them get together as soon as possible with their children, separated from them shortly after entering United States illegally.
"We are desperate mothers, we are not criminals, but we do need your help," begins the handwritten correspondence delivered by the detained immigrants to the lawyer Eileen Blessinger, who shared it with Univision Noticias.
Since taking office, President Donald Trump has signed executive orders limiting travel from several Muslim-majority countries, attempted to phase out an Obama-era program to protect undocumented immigrants brought as children and issued a zero-tolerance policy at the Mexican border that caused over 2,300 children to be separated from their parents.
For Cristina Jiménez, who was brought to the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant twenty years ago, each one of these actions was a reason to fight.