Issue 16 May 28, 2017
The Immigrant Journey, published weekly by Batara Immigration Law, is a hand-picked collection of top news, blog posts, and resources from around the web. Our goal is to provide you with an overview of issues faced by immigrants and their families – without the noise and fluff of the internet – in the fast moving world of immigration law and politics.
"There is no reason America cannot have secure borders and an immigration system that rigorously vets newcomers, while also retaining the openness that has always, while also retaining the openness that has always been such a source of national strength."
How does a dusty, working-class town in Georgia not only manage to rehome thousands of refugees, but make them integral to the town’s sense of identity?
DHS chose to extend TPS for the shortest time possible, forcing individuals to live their lives in six-month increments while they await the next announcement.
Noah Webster, author of An American Dictionary of the English Language published in 1828, invented the word "immigration."
739,450 people overstayed their visas to become illegal immigrants in 2016, according to a new report released by Homeland Security that suggests the problem has shifted away from people sneaking in, and toward people who came legally but refused to leave when they were supposed to.
While the country has been fixated on President Trump’s firings, leaks, and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy, issuing a “cease and desist” letter threatening disciplinary action against lawyers unless they drop their representation of clients and close down asylum-advisory program.
Everyone in Los Angeles knows what comes in a pink box: doughnuts. But the story behind those boxes is seldom told.
The number of asylum applicants from Venezuela has skyrocketed since December 2015, when triple-digit inflation pulverized salaries and widespread food and medicine shortages made life unbearable.
Two months ago his flight landed, delivering Abdul to a country that promised him safety after he risked his life to help the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. Instead, he stepped off the plane into a bewildering journey through U.S. immigration detention, during which he was stripped of his visa and placed in a holding facility for illegal immigrants without ever being told why.
Opinions about illegal immigration and related issues vary among groups from different nations. For example, more than 60 percent of Bangladeshi, Indian and Japanese Americans support a path to citizenship, while just 46 percent of Vietnamese and 44 percent of Chinese support such a policy.