Category: Immigration News

Statistics released by DHS show many more undocumented immigrants enter the United States legally and overstay their visa.

Many Undocumented Immigrants Never Illegally Cross Border

The Department of Homeland Security recently released statistics highlighting the fact many more undocumented immigrants are entering the country legally than they are crossing the...

/ August 7, 2018
This month's update deals with a major USCIS policy change, Trump threatens a shutdown and two federal judges deal blows to Trump immigration policies.

Immigration News Update: August 2018

Our immigration system is changing. We got your back if you want to stay informed with the latest on immigration news. Major changes, minor changes...

/ August 7, 2018
FileRight immigration news update covers the latest immigration news for the month.

Immigration News Update: July 2018

Our immigration system is changing. We got your back if you want to stay informed with the latest on immigration news. Major changes, minor changes...

/ July 12, 2018
The USCIS is recalling 800 work permits because of a printing error.

Immigration Alert: USCIS Recalling Work Permits

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is recalling yet another batch of approved immigration documents because of another printing error. This time it’s 800...

/ June 22, 2018
The USCIS has redesigned the naturalization certificate.

USCIS Redesigns Naturalization Certificate

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced they have redesigned the citizen and naturalization certificates immigrants receive when they become U.S. citizens. In...

/ June 19, 2018
The USCIS is creating a new team to investigate immigrants they believe cheated to obtain a green card and then U.S. citizenship.

USCIS Creating Team to Strip Citizenship

The USCIS has announced they are going after people they believe cheated in order to obtain U.S. citizenship. USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna told the...

/ June 12, 2018
FileRight immigration news update gets you caught up with the latest happenings when it comes to immigration.

Immigration News Update: June 2018

Our immigration system is changing. We got your back if you want to stay informed with the latest on immigration news. Major changes, minor changes...

/ June 5, 2018
The USCIS has recalled more than 8500 green cards because of a printing error.

USCIS Retira Miles de Tarjetas Verdes

El Servicio de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos acaba de anunciar un retiro miles de tarjetas verdes por un error de producción. Más...

/ May 24, 2018
The USCIS has recalled more than 8500 green cards because of a printing error.

USCIS Alert: Is your green card being recalled?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has just recalled thousands of green cards after the agency admits they were printed with errors. More than...

/ May 16, 2018
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Immigration News Update: May 2018

Our immigration system is changing. We got your back if you want to stay informed with the latest on immigration news. Major changes, minor changes...

/ May 3, 2018
A third federal judge has ruled DACA must be reinstated by the federal government.

Federal Judge Orders DACA Reinstated in Full, Maybe

The ruling came on a Tuesday night and could have major impacts on those eligible for DACA. U.S. District Court Judge John D Bates ruled...

/ April 25, 2018
The U.S. Department of State wants to ask nearly all immigrants for their social media information.

Feds want to look at social media accounts of visa applicants

It started with those seeking an immigrant visa and now the Trump administration wants social media information for nonimmigrants seeking a visa to the United...

/ April 2, 2018
The Census Bureau wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, multiple states are suing to stop it.

Census to include question about citizenship

The United States Census Bureau announced in March they will include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The bureau says an accurate count...

/ March 29, 2018
Andreea Dumitru was indicted for filing fraudulent asylum documents between 2012 and 2017.

New York immigration attorney charged with lying to USCIS

The United States Department of Justice says a New York immigration attorney filed hundreds of asylum applications she knew contained lies. Andreea Dumitru. 42, had...

/ March 28, 2018
A federal judge in Brooklyn ordered the USCIS to once again accept initial and renewal DACA applications.

Federal Judge Opens Door for More DACA Applicants

In January a federal judge in California ordered the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to once again accept applications for those eligible to renew...

/ February 14, 2018
The department of homeland security is proposing a new rule that could impact legal immigration.

On Welfare? Feds Propose Denying you a Green Card

The Department of Homeland Security has drafted new rules that could dramatically impact the amount of legal immigration in the United States, according to a...

/ February 12, 2018
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Immigration News Update February 2018

Our immigration system is changing. We got your back if you want to stay informed with the latest on immigration news. Major changes, minor changes...

/ February 2, 2018
The Donald Trump White House has released a list of priorities the administration is hoping is included in immigration reform.

What the White House wants on immigration reform

President Donald Trump and his administration outlined today what they are expecting when it comes to immigration reform. From border security, DACA and family migration,...

/ January 26, 2018
Doctor Lukasz Niec was arrested by ICE. He's lived legally in the United States for decades.

ICE Targets Green Card Holding Doctor for Deportation

It’s a story that could serve as a warning for green card holders across the United States. The Washington Post Reports a doctor of Polish...

/ January 22, 2018
How does the government shutdown impact the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services? We take a look at the impact on USCIS.

How the Government Shutdown Impacts the USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is a bit different than most federal offices. For the most part, the department is run almost entirely...

/ January 22, 2018
The Trump administration is challenging a ruling that forced them to reinstate the DACA program temporarily.

Trump administration challenging judge’s DACA ruling

The U.S. Justice Department announced they will be challenging a ruling that forced the federal government to restart the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program...

/ January 16, 2018
The USCIS is once again accepting renewal applications for DACA, deferred action

USCIS Revives DACA After Court Order

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced they will once again be accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA...

/ January 15, 2018
A California judge ruled the federal government must continue the DACA program.

What you need to know about the Jan. 9th DACA court ruling

On January 9th United States District Court Judge William Alsup ordered the federal government to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA...

/ January 11, 2018
Department of homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the associated press the white house would consider a path to citizenship for DREAMers.

DHS Secretary: Immigration plan could include citizenship for DREAMers

The secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said recently the White House is open to discussing a pathway to citizenship for nearly 800,000...

/ January 3, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security is reporting a huge increase in deportation arrests made across the country while arrests at the border decline.

Deportation arrests are on the rise

Immigration and Customs Officers who arrest immigrants for deportation proceedings have picked up 40 percent more people this year compared to last year. The figures...

/ December 5, 2017
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Judge Rules Trump Must Fund Sanctuary Cities

CALIFORNIA – A federal judge has blocked an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that would cut federal funding to cities his administration feels...

/ November 21, 2017
Dreamers who applied for DACA renewal were rejected by the USCIS because their applications arrived late.

Post Office Fails DACA Recipients, USCIS Does the Right Thing

The New York Times is reporting nearly 100 applications to renew DACA were delayed by the United States Post Office and eventually denied by the...

/ November 16, 2017
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Feds want to strip citizenship from suspected Somali fraudsters

The U.S. Department of Justice has just announced they are seeking to strip the citizenship of four immigrants from Somalia they say obtained that citizenship...

/ November 8, 2017
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Trump calls for end of visa lottery

President Donald Trump is renewing calls to end the Diversity Visa Program after reports surfaced that one of the program’s winners was involved in the...

/ November 1, 2017
The USCIS allows for changes to your naturalization certificate even after your citizenship ceremony.

Naturalization applications skyrocket as USCIS backlog grows

The National Partnership for New Americans just released a report that shows the amount of immigrants applying for citizenship is up dramatically. The amount of...

/ October 30, 2017
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Refugees To See Increased Security Checks by DHS

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security just announced new screening measures for refugees designed to improve national security in the United States. The new...

/ October 25, 2017
The U.S. Department of State wants to ask nearly all immigrants for their social media information.

Government Begins Tracking Immigrants’ Social Media Use

In September, the Department of Homeland Security released a policy update that would allow the government to monitor the social media accounts of immigrants to...

/ October 23, 2017
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Immigrant Military Members Receive Increased Scrutiny

The Pentagon is changing the way it accepts immigrant service members in the military by making the screening process much more strict, according to a...

/ October 19, 2017
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“They Attack the Most Vulnerable,” Catholic Church on Trump’s Immigration Plan

In early October, President Donald Trump sent a letter to members of Congress outlining his priorities for immigration reform. Trump’s proposals include funding for a...

/ October 13, 2017
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Justice Department Gives Final Warning to Sanctuary Cities

Seven cities or counties have been given a final order by the Department of Justice stating the government believes these areas are not complying with...

/ October 12, 2017
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Trump Outlines Immigration Priorities, Demands Border Wall and Points Based Immigration

President Donald Trump has sent a letter to members of Congress outlining his administration’s priorities when it comes to immigration reform. According to the letter,...

/ October 10, 2017
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Another Travel Ban, Another Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union announced October 3rd they have filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban that was announced at the...

/ October 6, 2017
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Trump Pick for USCIS Top Spot Cleared for the Job

The United States Senate has confirmed the appointment of Lee Francis Cissna as the new director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in...

/ October 6, 2017
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Surge of Immigration Judges Putting Dent in Case Backlog

The Department of Justice says President Donald Trump’s executive order to put more immigration judges at detention centers has helped clear some of the backlog...

/ October 5, 2017
The USCIS is once again accepting renewal applications for DACA, deferred action

New Conservative DACA Bill Grants Citizenship After 15 Years

Republican Senators have unveiled a more conservative approach to solving what to do with the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the...

/ September 27, 2017
The Donald Trump White House has released a list of priorities the administration is hoping is included in immigration reform.

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban is Indefinite: What You Need to Know

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump has signed yet another executive order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries around the world. The latest...

/ September 25, 2017
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Trump, Democrats Close to Deal on DACA

According to several news outlets including the Associated Press, top Democratic leaders are close to making a deal with President Donald Trump to create a...

/ September 14, 2017
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What Are My Options After My DACA Status Expires?

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Memorandum rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Per the terms set forth in...

/ September 8, 2017
The USCIS does offer some benefits to those who are affected by disasters.

Immigration Resources During a Disaster

When mother nature strikes or when wildfires break out it’s important to be ready to act especially if your immigration status depends on it. Wildfires...

/ September 7, 2017
Department of homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the associated press the white house would consider a path to citizenship for DREAMers.

Attorney General Announces End of DACA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program was created by former President Barack...

/ September 5, 2017
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Immigration Forms Getting Longer Under Trump

According to an article published in the Washington Post, the Donald Trump administration has made immigration more difficult for people seeking to move to the...

/ August 30, 2017
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More Visa Holders Will Soon Require Interviews for Green Cards

WASHINGTON – Interviews that at one point had been waived for visa holders looking to receive green cards will soon become mandatory, according to the...

/ August 28, 2017
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U.S. Planning to Sanction Countries that Refuse Deportations

WASHINGTON – According to a CNN report the Trump Administration will soon issue visa sanctions if countries do not take back foreign nationals who are...

/ August 24, 2017
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What Happens If DACA Ends?

President Donald Trump has said that DACA recipients can “Rest easy” but the program is being threatened by a group of states who have told...

/ August 21, 2017
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Cortez Masto Promises to Continue Fight for DACA and Immigration Reform

LAS VEGAS, NV – Democratic Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto was the keynote speaker for a celebration in Las Vegas celebrating the fifth anniversary of...

/ August 17, 2017
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Program to Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Partially Terminated

NEW YORK – The Department of Homeland Security ends a program that gave minors fleeing violence in Central America an opportunity to come to the...

/ August 17, 2017
The Trump administration is challenging a ruling that forced them to reinstate the DACA program temporarily.

Breaking Down the Trump-Backed Points-Based Immigration System

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump introduced the RAISE Act in early August 2017 flanked by the congressional authors of the bill. The president said the...

/ August 15, 2017
Trump’s RAISE Act Moves Immigration to Merit-Based System

Trump’s RAISE Act Moves Immigration to Merit-Based System

The Trump-supported RAISE Act would cut legal immigration to the United States by half. The legislation moves immigration to a merit-based system of entry while...

/ August 9, 2017
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Undocumented TPS Recipients Could be Eligible for Green Cards

A decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals paves the way for immigrants with Temporary Protected Status to adjust their status if they meet...

/ August 9, 2017
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Report: Trump Mandate for More Border Officers Proves Challenging

On January 25, 2017 President Donald Trump directors the Department of Homeland Security to hire 15,000 new law enforcement officers. The Office of the Inspector...

/ August 2, 2017
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The Difference Between DACA and the DREAM Act

The term “DREAMers” is consistently in the news. It refers to the young men and women who were brought to the United States illegally by...

/ July 28, 2017
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42 Senators Ask Trump to Support DACA

A group of 42 United States Senators have sent President Donald Trump a letter asking him to protect the DACA program. DACA is short for...

/ July 28, 2017
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What You Need to Know About the Reinstated Travel Ban

  WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court of the United States recently decided President Donald Trump’s travel ban will be reinstated, in part. The ban was...

/ July 7, 2017
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USCIS Restarts Premium H-1B Processing for Doctors

WASHINGTON – Doctors trying to work in the United States in underserved areas will once again be able to apply for premium processing of their H-1B...

/ June 26, 2017
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Future of DACA: Senator Talks Repeal and Replace

WASHINGTON – Shortly after the five year anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, President Donald Trump’s administration announced the end of the...

/ June 20, 2017