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#BoundlessCouple: Madeline and Jonathan

January 2, 2018

Boundless couple, Madeline and Jonathan, share their immigration journey with the Boundless Team.Congratulations on your green card approval! Let’s start at the beginning of your immigration journey. How did you research your options?We first got the name of a lawyer… View Article

The Visa Bulletin: What’s New for January 2018?

December 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of State recently released its Visa Bulletin for January 2018. 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

Civil Rights and Immigration

December 8, 2017

One legal definition of civil rights describes them as “an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury.” The civil rights afforded to immigrants allow them equal protection under the law… View Article

Immigration and Globalization

December 8, 2017

The World Economic Forum defines globalization as “the process by which people and goods move easily across borders.” As such, you can’t have globalization without human migration. People cross borders to offer their labor, their investments and their ideas in… View Article

Truman’s “Fair Deal” and Immigration

November 10, 2017

On Jan. 5, 1949 President Harry S. Truman gave what is known as his “Fair Deal” speech, in his State of the Union Address to Congress. In the speech, he called for national health insurance, an increased minimum wage, public… View Article

Immigration, President Carter and Iran

November 10, 2017

On Oct. 21, 1979 Jimmy Carter allowed the deposed Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran to enter the U.S. to receive medical treatment for cancer. This humanitarian action towards a single immigrant exacerbated tensions with Iran’s new revolutionary government, led… View Article

Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

October 21, 2017

During the years before he ran for president, Abraham Lincoln made it clear that he found the anti-immigrant sympathies of the nativist “Know-Nothing Party” to be hypocritical. In an 1855 letter, he wrote that “As a nation, we begin by… View Article

These Leading Sociologists Were U.S. Immigrants

October 17, 2017

Every year since 1980 the American Sociological Association has given the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award. Several recipients of the award came to the U.S. as immigrants — an experience that informed many aspects of their own work.Alejandro… View Article