Issue 17 June 4, 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.
Looking at history you will find Staten Island’s rich history covers a full spectrum of immigrants traveling thousands of miles to give a better life to their families — and many didn’t do it the right way.
The Smithsonian honors five families who helped build the foundation for the California wine industry.
People smugglers make about $35 billion a year worldwide and they are driving the tragedy of migrants who die trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, according to the head of the International Organization For Migration.
If you're facing discrimination in your own country, you're legally entitled to seek asylum somewhere safe. But for many LGBT asylum seekers, this is only the beginning of a new struggle.
The countries accounting for the largest numbers of refugees who arrived in May were the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Bhutan, Ukraine, Somalia, Eritrea, Iraq, Syria, and Iran, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.
The American Bar Association says the court should review the claim by Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri that he isn’t properly classified as an enemy combatant, making his case ineligible for trial by a military commission.
The US sees prisons across the Middle East and West Africa as key fronts in the war against extremism, and believes the world would be a safer place if they were run the American way.
Billionaire Floridian Mike Fernandez was a Republican until Donald Trump won the primary. Now he's raising millions for undocumented immigrants.
By using phrases like identity theft and document-forgers, U.S. Attorney General Sessions is treating the means used by every undocumented worker to get a job as a criminal offense. Since 1986 they have been prevented from applying for them.
Fond of locally grown produce, Californians are far less enthusiastic about locally housed farmworkers. They have deployed lawsuits, hastily written regulations — and, apparently, the torch — to segregate thousands of seasonal workers to seedy roadside hotels and crowded housing.