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Immigration News

Homeland Security
President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Alejandro N. Mayorkas as the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under his administration. Mayorkas has previously served as a deputy secretary for the department, which has come under heavy fire under the Trump administration for appearing to bend to the will of President Trump. Mayorkas will be...
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new immigration policies
Although he will not take office until January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden has already signaled some big changes for immigration. Some of the new immigration policies that Biden has already planned include the following: Rescinding the travel ban for immigrants from a number of Muslim countries Putting in place a 100-day freeze on deportation...
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Immigration Reforms
As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrate their victory in the November elections and begin planning to take office in January 2021, many immigrant advocates see this shift in the political sphere as an opportunity to reverse many of the harshest and most unfair policies of the Trump administration. The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)...
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immigrants and public assistance
On November 3, 2020, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must vacate its policy of denying visas to immigrants based on an interpretation of the public charge rule. This rule has been used to deny green cards to immigrants who, in the view of the Trump administration, might require public assistance programs at...
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Immigration System
Help Navigating the Immigration System During World War II, about 6,000 soldiers from the Philippines fought alongside American soldiers as part of the war effort. These soldiers were granted U.S. citizenship in the years that followed these noble acts. In 2016, President Barack Obama issued an order that allowed relatives of these brave soldiers to...
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