• This Independence Day, Local Communities Lead on...
    July 5, 2022

    As communities across the United States came together this past weekend to commemorate and reflect upon our country’s independence, the holiday holds special significance for one group in particular: newly sworn-in citizens. Immigrants who are lucky enough to overcome the laborious and […]

  • Supreme Court Permits Biden to Terminate...
    June 30, 2022

    Almost a year after the Supreme Court allowed a federal judge in Texas to order the Biden administration to restart the so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), the Supreme Court ruled in the Biden administration’s favor on June 30. The decision will not only permit President Biden to […]

  • New Report Reveals Why USCIS Is Plagued by...
    June 29, 2022

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) operates under a flawed funding model. This virtually guarantees that the agency will always be under-funded and under-staffed. As a result, USCIS has been plagued for years by enormous backlogs of applications for immigration benefits. The people […]

  • Unpacking the Federal STEM Initiatives and...
    June 28, 2022

    Demand for workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to grow in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the country will need about one million more workers for new STEM jobs between 2020 and 2030. Meanwhile, immigrants are […]

  • In Blow to Asylum, House Appropriations Committee...
    June 27, 2022

    The House Appropriations Committee on Friday passed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023, as part of the year-over-year process that Congress undertakes to fund the government. Although the bill contains several pro-immigrant measures, much of that progress […]

  • State Department Denies Substantial Percentage of...
    June 24, 2022

    Surprising data recently revealed that consular officers denied applicants for employer-sponsored immigrant visas at a far higher rate than U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers denied green cards to employer-sponsored applicants. Data analyzed by the Cato Institute shows that […]

  • Biden Administration Expands Exemptions for...
    June 22, 2022

    Obtaining immigration benefits from the U.S. government is always difficult, but it is even harder for people who have ever had any interaction with an organization or government that is deemed to support terrorism. As thousands of Afghans apply for immigration benefits in the United States, many […]

  • 2022 ‘Celebrate America’ Creative Writing...
    June 17, 2022

    Where I’m From I am from ships sailed. From my mother’s quilt, finished with orange, green, and white. I see every one of the strong stitches holding it together. From my other house where the walls don’t keep the heat from getting inside them, like how I can’t get that sensation outside of […]

  • A Border Patrol Agent Assaulted a Citizen in His...
    June 10, 2022

    The Supreme Court issued a decision on Wednesday barring a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent for reportedly entering the property of a U.S. citizen without a warrant and assaulting him. The ruling in Egbert v. Boule emboldens Border Patrol agents to act without consequence, […]

  • New Fortune 500 List Shows America’s Economic...
    June 9, 2022

    America’s economic success is built on the world’s best and brightest coming to our shores bringing ingenuity, creativity, and determination. From Wall Street to Main Street, businesses started by immigrants have helped the U.S. economy enormously. The history of immigrant entrepreneurship […]