Tuesday, August 18, 2015, is the deadline for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of those three countries) to register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This deadline marks the end of DHS’ 90-day extension of the initial registration period. The TPS designations for these three countries run from Nov. 21, 2014, through May 21, 2016.Details
USCIS has accounted for over 99 percent of the approximately 2,600 identified invalid work permits requiring return. Twenty-two of the approximately 2,600 recipients failed to return their work permits or certify good cause for not doing so by the deadline of July 30, 2015. As a result, those 22 have been terminated from DACA.Details
SAN FRANCISCO — Even as health care advocates are celebrating California’s recent “landmark victory” in getting its undocumented children health care, Latino and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities should show a united front and make sure that all of the state’s undocumented residents get the same benefit, urged Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens.
“The API and Latino communities have similar backgrounds and we both believe in giving back to community,” said Lara at an ethnic media briefing hosted by New America Media on July 21, 2015, with his “partner in crime” as he referred to Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, at his side. “We’re fighters. There’s something in our DNA that wants us to go forward.”Details
Friday, July 31, 2015, is the deadline for current Somalia Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from Sept. 18, 2015, through March 17, 2017. The law requires USCIS to withdraw TPS for failure to re-register without good cause. Therefore, if you fail to re-register by this deadline, you may lose your TPS and your work authorization.Details
DACA recipients should be advised the three-year work permit recall only applies to SOME individuals who received a card after the February 16, 2015, court order. If you received a letter or were contacted directly by USCIS regarding the recall of certain three-year work permits, you must IMMEDIATELY return your three-year work permit, also called an Employment Authorization Document, to your local USCIS office.Details
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House responded to years of pressure from immigrant rights groups on Wednesday, July 15, with an announcement of a new policy that will expedite the process of bringing certain family members of Filipino veterans of World War II to the United States.Details
RICHMOND, Calif. – “I once lived in fear, but then I realized I didn’t do anything wrong and I should stop being afraid,” says 36-year-old Tomasa Espinoza.
It’s hard to tell whether Espinoza inspired her husband, Jesus Perez, or if it was the other way around. But ever since they came to the United States over a decade ago, the two have never hesitated to make their voices heard for causes they believe in.
Neither of them thinks that being undocumented should force them to live in the shadows.Details
Finally, a presidential contender who supports comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for those who want it — and who, as long as that reform that would legalize millions of undocumented immigrants does not materialize, favors preserving the executive actions of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA).Details
While launching his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump insulted Mexican immigrants. This case is helping to show that the Latino community has economic influence and can successfully exert it when its members are outraged. On the flip side, in this same situation, the community’s political power is nonexistent if it’s measured by the same criteria.Details
It is the June 17 Donald Trump quote that has the Latino digital space speaking out in ways we have never seen before, including an online petition calling for NBC to end its ties with Trump (now at about 200K signatures and growing):
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.Details