Immigrants’ Rights Gain Ground in the States

Immigrants’ Rights Gain Ground in the States: 2018-2019

Original post from the National Immigration Law Center. While the U.S. president took multiple actions during the past two years to restrict immigration and make life more difficult for immigrants in the United States, states overwhelmingly rejected harsh measures and instead advanced policies that improve the lives of immigrants in their communities across the country.…

Citizenship may become harder to get

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded its policy guidance regarding “unlawful acts” that may prevent an applicant from meeting the good moral character (GMC) requirement for naturalization. The commission of, or conviction or imprisonment for, an unlawful act, during the statutory period for naturalization, (three or five years) may render an applicant ineligible for naturalization should…

AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP)

The AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP) is a collaborative effort between the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Legal Assistance Offices (LAO) of the United States military Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. The LAOs provide free assistance to active duty service-members and their families in order to maintain the highest level of readiness possible…