Category: 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
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
Immigration News Update

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
National guard troops are expected to assist the border patrol in immigration enforcement along the Mexican border.

Troops arrive at the border

National Guard troops in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and California have started arriving on the southern border after President Donald Trump ordered his administration to...

/ April 16, 2018
President Donald Trump has vowed to end the immigration policy known as catch and release for undocumented immigrants.

Trump sign memo ending “catch and release”

President Donald Trump has vowed to end an immigration policy known as “catch and release” and took a step toward doing just that. On April...

/ April 9, 2018
Immigration News Update

Immigration News Update, April 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...

/ April 4, 2018
President Donald Trump announced he plans to send military forces to the United States southern border with Mexico.

Trump wants the military patrolling the Mexico border

The White House has announced President Donald Trump wants to send military forces to the southern border. The president made the remarks during a meeting...

/ April 4, 2018

USCIS removes “nation of immigrants” from mission statement

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has changed its mission statement and the words “nation of immigrants” is no longer a part of the...

/ February 23, 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
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
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
Immigration Software: What is it and how can it help you?

Immigration Software: What is it and how can it help you?

The current immigration system in the United States has remained unchanged for decades. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 was the last significant reform. To...

/ November 20, 2017
California senators feinstein and Harris are asking the USCIS and DHS to waive fees for CA fire victims who need new green cards and EADs.

CA Senators Ask USCIS to Give Fire Victims a Break on Fees

WASHINGTON – Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-CA) have sent a letter to both the Department of Homeland Security and the united States...

/ November 17, 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
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Man Accused of Stealing Thousands From Immigrants

A 52-year-old man is wanted in connection with several counts of grand theft in the San Jose area after authorities say Noel Tagle Gutierrez ripped...

/ 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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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
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FileRight.com Partners with UNLV Immigration Clinic to Offer Free Help With DACA Renewal Forms

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (Sep. 13, 2017) — Online immigration software company FileRight.com is partnering with the University of Nevada Las Vegas Immigration Clinic to stand...

/ September 13, 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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Even the Beatles had Immigration Trouble

As part of its A-Files of interest, the USCIS has released immigration documents pertaining to visits to the United States made by Beatles legend George...

/ August 18, 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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New Fingerprint Requirements for Citizenship Applicants

WASHINGTON – Since March of 1998, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has waived the requirement of fingerprints for naturalization applicants older than 75...

/ July 26, 2017
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New Bipartisan DREAM Act Introduced

WASHINGTON – A Republican and a Democratic senator just introduced a bill that would grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants...

/ July 20, 2017
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Immigrants More Likely to Work Weekends, Odd Hours

NEW YORK, New York – Foreign-born workers are 25.2 percent more likely to work weekends than U.S.-born workers. That’s according to a new study by...

/ July 20, 2017
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DHS Adding More Visas for Temporary Workers

Non-agricultural U.S. businesses in desperate need of temporary workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 more workers under the H-2B program. The businesses...

/ July 17, 2017
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Hawaii Judge Rules Grandparents Cannot be Banned by Trump

President Donald Trump’s recently implemented travel ban has now been narrowed by a federal judge in Hawaii who ordered that grandparents of U.S. citizens cannot...

/ July 17, 2017
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Trump: Full Border Wall is Unnecessary

President Donald Trump told reporters he’s scaling back his original plans to build a 2000 mile border wall along the United State’s boundary with Mexico....

/ July 14, 2017
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Homeland Security Chief: DACA in Trouble

WASHINGTON – During a meeting with Democrats from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said the DACA program is in serious...

/ July 13, 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
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Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen Delivers Passionate Speech on Immigration

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada touched on his family heritage during a passionate speech about immigration and the need for reform....

/ June 16, 2017
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FileRight.com and Community Organizations Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month

LAS VEGAS – Hundreds of people showed up to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month in Las Vegas as part of the state of Nevada’s first of...

/ June 13, 2017
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FileRight.com Stands With Immigrants at Nevada’s Immigrant Heritage Month Celebration

LAS VEGAS – Hundreds gathered Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Asian Culture Center for Nevada’s Immigrant Heritage Month Dedication Ceremony + Cultural Showcase to celebrate...

/ June 12, 2017
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Visa Applicants Now Being Asked for Social Media Profiles

The Trump administration has implemented new rules for those wishing to apply for visas in the United States. The changes come as President Donald Trump...

/ June 7, 2017
A California judge ruled the federal government must continue the DACA program.

Immigration Courts Facing Major Backlogs

WASHINGTON – The number of immigration cases pending before federal judges has more than doubled between 2006 and 2015. That information coming from the U.S....

/ June 6, 2017
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FileRight.com Teams with FWD.us to “Stand With Immigrants” and Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month

HENDERSON, Nev., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Online immigration software company FileRight.com, in conjunction with FWD.us and Welcome.us, is proud to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month...

/ June 1, 2017
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Nominee for USCIS Top Spot Addresses DACA Program

May 24, 2017 WASHINGTON – Lee Francis Cissna testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that if confirmed as director of the United States Citizenship and...

/ May 31, 2017
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New USCIS Ombudsman Admits Immigration Process is Confusing

WASHINGTON – The former executive director of the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Julie Kirchner has been appointed the USCIS’ new ombudsman. The position...

/ May 12, 2017
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UNLV Graduates Celebrate their Heritage

The 9th annual GraduAsian event celebrates the accomplishments of more than 700 Asian and Pacific Islander students from UNLV.

/ May 8, 2017
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Feds Admit Lack of Technology Contributing to Public Safety Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security said technology used to track visa holders is “fragmented” and “ineffective”....

/ May 4, 2017
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May Day March Draws Thousands to Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS – Thousands of union members and local residents made their presence known Monday as they marched in support of immigrants. The event was...

/ May 3, 2017
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USCIS Issuing Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

WASHINGTON – On May 1, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services began issuing newly designed green cards and employment authorization documents (EAD). USCIS...

/ May 1, 2017
DACA Applications Accepted by Trump Administration

Trump Tells Young Undocumented Immigrants He’s Not After Them

WASHINGTON – During an interview with the Associated Press, President Donald Trump addressed concerns of young undocumented immigrants referred to as DREAMers. In the interview,...

/ April 24, 2017
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Tech Companies Argue Against Second Trump travel ban

A group of 162 tech companies have signed on to oppose President Donald Trump’s second executive order seeking to ban travel to the United States...

/ April 21, 2017
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Inspector General: ICE Not Effectively Managing Deportations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General has just issued a report detailing how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is...

/ April 20, 2017
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Latin Chamber President Questions Lack of Tech in Immigration Process

Peter Guzman, president of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, recently wrote a commentary for the Las Vegas Review Journal touting the contribution of...

/ April 19, 2017
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Economists Urge Trump to Modernize Immigration System

A group of nearly 1500 economists have sent a letter to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders touting the importance of immigration to the U.S....

/ April 12, 2017
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Fashion Industry, Immigration Study Shows Impacts of Immigration on the Industry

A recent study developed by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and FWD.us highlights the importance of immigration reform within the fashion industry....

/ April 11, 2017
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Controversial Twitter Account Shines Light on USCIS Inadequacies

The @Alt_USCIS account that’s caused the federal government to demand Twitter release user information and subsequently withdraw the demand has also shined a light on...

/ April 7, 2017
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Detained DREAMer Highlights Importance of Paperwork

After two weeks of being in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, DREAMer and Daniela Vargas, 22, was recently released, according to her attorney. Vargas was...

/ April 6, 2017