IBLF supports the nationwide class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of children who are appearing before the Immigration Judge and government paid trained attorneys who advocate for deportation without the assistance of an attorney.
(News and views from IBLF staff and attorneys)
With the recent news about the increase in the number of child immigrants from Central America reaching our borders, we're seeing more attention to the problems of violence and poverty in that region. The Immigration Policy Center published a report written by a Fulbright Scholar that delves into the problems plaguing one of the Central American countries, El Salvador.
DACA, Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, is an immigration classification that defers deportation and enables eligible teens and young adults to obtain work authorization and other benefits.
On Sunday June 29, 2014, at 9PM EST, CNN will broadcast a very special documentary which explains in excruciating personal detail, what it means to be raised in the United States without legal papers.
You’ve probably heard rumblings about the Senate’s forthcoming immigration bill, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013". A group of 8 Republican and Democrat Senators have proposed a lengthy, contingency-laden path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The bill isn’t perfect, but it represents a rare chance to fix many backlogs, loopholes, and irrational policies plaguing our broken immigration system.
No, you're NOT . . . probably . . . .!!
The rules are quite strict and one of the most common mistakes immigrants make is to let a "tax professional" persuade them to file as "Head of Household" to receive the lower taxes that often result. BUT to qualify you must meet the criteria which are quite specific and difficult to understand.
The Convenience and Heavy Risks of Web-Based Marriage:
On March 6th, the Daily Mail (UK) published a revealing report on immigrants utilizing webchat marriages to circumvent US naturalization policy. According to the report, increasing numbers of immigrants seeking US citizenship are conducting “proxy marriages” via Skype
Advance Parole NOT available to Applicants for Deferred Action
Applicants for Deferred Action do NOT have the right to travel outside the US until AFTER deferred action is granted, AND until the CIS has granted the request for Advance Parole (Form I-131)
Deferred Action Granted to Undocumented Youth
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new immigration policy providing "Deferred Action" for undocumented young people, allowing certain qualified youth to remain in the United State legally.
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD available for Deferred Action Grantees
Those who have been approved for Deferred Action as a Child Arrival (DACA) and received work authorization (EAD) may apply for a Social Security card.
Take your USCIS-issued Employment Authorization Card (I-766