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USCIS Launches Safer Travel Document for Immigrants with “Green Card”

The Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported on the launch of a new Travel Document, which must be used by immigrants and refugees under certain conditions. “In order to prevent the alteration, falsification and fraud of secure documents, we will begin to produce a new, even more secure United States Travel Document on October 24,” the authority said in a statement, where it explained that it is a booklet similar to a US passport, but it serves dual purposes. It should be remembered that this document is used…

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US government extends TPS to 6 countries

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  announced on Friday the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 6 countries until January 4, 2021. Immigrants from Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sudan and El Salvador will benefit from the extension of this program. In the case of El Salvador, the extension was announced a few days before.  The president of the Central American country Nayib Bukele took advantage of the news to present it as an achievement of his administration. “We are very happy to announce that today in Washington DC we signed…

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The US plans to significantly increase the price of some important immigration processes

The most common immigration procedures, such as requests for Permanent Residence and naturalization, would increase in 2020, according to a rule promoted by Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Although the agency estimates that the average increase is only 21 percent, some of its services, such as the petition to become a United States citizen (Form N-400) would have an increase of 83 percent, going from $ 640 dollars. at $ 1,170. Others would have increases of 532%, such as the unification of the price for Form I-881, Request for Withholding…

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The United States may begin sending asylum seekers to some Central American countries

The government of President Donald Trump can now implement asylum agreements with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, according to a regulation issued Monday by the departments of Justice and National Security. In recent months, the government has been in talks with the Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) to send migrants seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border. The agreements, also known as safe third country agreements, prohibit migrants from seeking asylum in the United States, with a few exceptions, and allow the United States to send asylum seekers…

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other administration advisers plan to install 24-hour webcams on the southern US border to broadcast the wall’s construction live , the Washington Post reported. Citing four people familiar with the White House proposal, the newspaper reported that Trump’s son-in-law and adviser raised the idea at a meeting in July. The proposal seeks to gain public support as part of an effort to combat criticism that Trump had breached his 2016 campaign promise to build a wall, the newspaper reported. “There will be a camera on…

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The US is the country in the world with the most immigrant children in detention

The United Nations (UN) revealed that at least 103,000 migrant children are being held in the custody of federal authorities in the United States. That figure makes the United States the country with the most minor detainees in the world. According to the author of the report, Manfred Nowak, locking up the more than 100,000 children and adolescents violates international law. The UN estimates that around the world there are about seven million people under the age of 18 in prisons and in judicial custody. This number includes the 300,000 minors…

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EYE! Immigrants have until December 31 to renew their ITIN number

ATTENTION! If you use an ITIN number, this information is very important. Undocumented immigrants have until December 31, 2019 to renew the Taxpayer’s Personal Identification Number (ITIN), which is used to pay taxes, in addition to requesting refunds or having exemptions , as established by the Tax Collection Office ( IRS). “Your ITIN may expire before filing a tax return in 2020,” warns the IRS. ” All ITIN unused in a federal tax return to the least once in the last three years will expire on December 31, 2019″ . Also, all ITIN numbers issued before…

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ICE confirms an increase in deportations

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office released the final number of deportations in fiscal year 2019 and confirmed an increase of 11,173 expelled from the previous period. The agency affirms that the increase was due to the crisis at the border, which began at the beginning of that fiscal year with the migrant caravans and began to decrease after agreements with Mexico last June. The agency that Matthew Albence runs on an interim basis expelled 267,258 people, an increase from 256,085 removals during fiscal year 2018. This represents the…

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Republican Senators Propose Law Against Undocumented Driver’s Licenses

A group of Republican senators is trying to block states from granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The project called “Stop the Green Light for Undocumented Driver’s Licenses” seeks that states that license undocumented immigrants and with sanctuary laws do not receive certain federal funds. The legislation was introduced by Marsha Blackburn (TN), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Kevin Cramer (ND), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Kelly Loeffler (Ga.) Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Mike Rounds (RS.D. ). “While Tennessee and many other states prohibit driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, a growing number of…

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The controversial “Public Charge” rule comes into force. This is what you should know

This Monday, February 24, the new public charge rule came into effect. Rule that will regulate, from now on, how the officials of the federal government of the United States will determine whether or not to grant an immigration benefit, for example: a visa, an extension of the term of stay or a permanent legal residence (green card ). This new and controversial policy changes for the first time a system that was implemented in 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson, promulgated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which regulates the…

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