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Immigration News for July 2017

July 31, 2017

This July, major immigration cases continued to move through Supreme Court and other courts around the country. Refugees with ties to extended family in the United States got some provisional good news, while refugees without such relationships face an uncertain… View Article


The Visa Bulletin: What’s New for August 2017?

July 28, 2017

The U.S. Department of State recently released its Visa Bulletin for August 2017. That’s a big deal if you’re waiting for your priority date to be current so that your green card application can move forward.If you don’t know what… View Article


You Haven’t Read the 2017 USCIS Ombudsman Report?

July 26, 2017

It’s time for the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman’s 2017 Annual Report to Congress! We read the whole report so you can enjoy this blog-length summary instead…Wait, What’s an Ombudsman?An ombudsman serves as an independent advocate for… View Article


George Washington and Immigration

July 21, 2017

During the early years of the United States, the primary concern around immigration largely dealt with how the fledgling country could draw more immigrants. Thomas Jefferson wrote that “the present desire of America is to produce rapid population by as… View Article



The New Green Card Application

July 10, 2017

This may not have made headlines, but recently a redesigned green card application form was released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Simply put, this is the form used by someone already present in the United States to apply… View Article


Immigration During the Roaring Twenties

July 9, 2017

The Roaring 20s may conjure up cosmopolitain images of flappers, speakeasies, art deco and jazz, but the 1920s were also a period of significant changes to U.S. immigration policy that would have repercussions for decades.The Immigration Act of 1924 (also… View Article


Immigration During the Cold War

July 7, 2017

Cuban refugees near Key West during the 1980 Mariel BoatliftBetween 1947 and 1991, U.S. immigration policy was shaped by the larger Cold War. In many case special allowances were made for migrants coming from Communist countries. In 1956, President Dwight… View Article


Immigration in the 1960s

July 3, 2017

During the 1960s, the foreign-born percentage of the U.S. population hit its lowest levels, hovering around just five percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Still, the decade would lay the seeds of a lasting change in the nature of… View Article


Women as a Minority in Immigration

July 3, 2017

Women make up just over half of the world’s population, but according to the Pew Research Center, they account for a slight minority of migrants worldwide. The situation is much more equal than it used to be: in 1984 women… View Article