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Immigration Courts At A Standstill

The prolonged government shutdown in some respects is having the opposite effect President Donald Trump intended when he refused to compromise with Congress over his demand for $5 billion in border wall funding. With the shutdown is on its 14th day, with no resolution in sight, almost all of the immigration court hearings that were scheduled…


In 2019 Higher Education will be a battleground for immigration debates

In 2019, immigration advocates expect that higher education institutions will be at the forefront of US immigration policy debates. From the uncertainty around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to the Trump administration’s new planned changes for student visas and work authorization programs, educators say they’re concerned about how immigration policy will ultimately impact…

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Immigration, 2018 Year-In-Review

In January, the debate over immigration reform focused on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly referred to as DACA. President Trump announced plans to end the program in March and urged Congress to pass a permanent solution that also included funding for a new border wall. Federal lawmakers failed to meet that deadline, however, a federal…

mario and fidelina A success story because of the PIP program

A Success Story

We love to share our success stories Mario and Fidelina are the parents of a military member.  They had been undocumented in the U.S. for over 20 years.  Last month they became residents as beneficiaries of the Military Parole In Place or PIP program.  This allows certain relatives of military members as well as veterans…

Inspiring messages for our new citizens

Immigrants, We Are America

These are wonderful images from a recent trip to the immigration office.  What inspiring messages for our new citizens to see. “Immigrants, we are America.” This is America.  Welcoming immigrants, encouraging citizenship.   Children’s art from the Seattle Immigration Office lobby.