ICE Needs to do Better for the Community

Tukwila immigration case sparks community response Tukwila police and city officials respond to growing uproar after a man was taken into custody by ICE last week. Last week King 5 reported on a man who called police for help and ended up in ICE custody. Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno, 32, called police when he heard someone prowling outside of…

The Problem With U.S. Immigration Policy

The Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for natural-disaster refugees from El Salvador, first granted in the wake of two devastating earthquakes in 2001 and routinely extended since then, is a perfect example of what is wrong with U.S. immigration policy. [READ: DHS: 1 in 7 DACA Recipients Did Not Apply to Renew Status] It comes at a…

Family Based Immigration

Family Based Immigration For decades, our country and our communities have reaped the extensive benefits of our  family-based immigration policies. Family-based immigration drives small business development, fuels entrepreneurship and innovation, promotes integration, ensures the maintenance of strong family support systems, and strengthens our nation. U.S. history is full of success stories that began through the family-based…

Dreamers – What’s Next?

Dreamers – What’s Next? http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-idUSKBN15C0BV Over 800,000 Dreamers, or immigrants with DACA status, are now wondering what the Trump administration plans to do with them.   Nothing for now, it seems.  It could be that the Dreamers will be one reason that Congress may try to do something to fix our immigration system.  It could…

Trump is elected. What does that mean?

Its a fact. Trump was elected President and the Republicans control both the House and the Senate. Immigrants are wondering, “What does this mean for me?” It means four main things: 1. There will be no major immigration reform in favor of immigrants for at least the next four years. No amnesty. No CIR. No…