Thank you to everyone who joined our Q&A session on August 11, 2020. We hope we were able to provide you valuable information regarding on going immigration policy changes. The questions we received were addressed anonymously and our responses are available on our Facebook page. We hope to speak with you all again soon!
Virtual Panel: Immigration and Immigrant Communities During COVID-19.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join our virtual panel, Immigration and Immigrant Communities During COVID-19, and/or submitted responses to our RSVP. We know the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting many aspects of our lives as more issues and concerns are rising for individuals and families. We hope the information and resources we provided […]
Public Charge During Coronavirus Pandemic
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, USCIS has released an alert regarding public charge and the use of different forms of assistance during this time. On their public charge website, USCIS states that medical treatment and preventive services will not negatively affect any applicant’s public charge analysis. Specifically, it will not consider testing, treatment or preventative care such as […]
Mark Expresses Alarm at Draconian Surveillance Techniques Proposed by DHS
In this segment, Mark expresses his alarm at to the new DHS rule which allows the government to pry much more deeply into the private lives of immigrants and US citizens alike. DHS issued this rule which to its Inspector General Report which found that the pilot program regarding social media surveillance started in 2015 lacked criteria to measure its […]
Long Anticipated TPS granted for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea
Due to the health concerns caused o the Ebola epidemic, the USCIS has protected citizens of the these three West African nations by permitting them to stay and work legally for 18 months. In order to qualify for TPS, applicants must have been, “continuously residing” in the United States since Nov. 20, 2014 and “continuously […]
Mark Shmueli Goes Inside the Issues with Dr. Leon — Sirius XM — Central American Children Refugee Crisis
Thousands of Central American children are fleeing their homes and undertaking treacherous journeys through dangerous conditions. Mark Shmueli and Wilmer Leon delve into the reasons behind the child refugee crisis in the United States. Below are a few key snippets of the conversation. Links to the complete interview at the bottom of the post. — […]
Guest Blog: Re-Inspired by the Unafraid and Undocumented
“We cannot follow the lead of those that calculate ‘the right time’ to bring up reform and simply depend on those in power to tell us when they can best press immigration reform and what needs to be in the bill. As Frederick Douglas said, …‘Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and […]
India Abroad: Tina R. Goel Advocates for Broadened H-4 Work Authorization
In this editorial, “Thanks, with Criticism: Why the Proposed Rule Change for H-4 Visa Holders is Not Enough, and What You Should Do About It,” published by the most widely circulated newspaper serving the Indian community in the United States, India Abroad, Tina R. Goel explains USCIS’s proposed H-4 employment rules and analyzes the reasons […]
Comments on H-4 Work Authorization Rule
Click on the link below to read Tina’s comments on the proposed H-4 work authorization rule. Comments on H-4 Regulation Comments are due to DHS by July 11, 2014.
Mark Shmueli leads workshop on Immigration Reform at UMCP Maryland Leadership Institute
On March 26, 2014 Mark joined Edward De Leon of the Urban Institute and the University of Maryland Asian American Studies Program in a workshop designed to understand, discuss and tackle the tough issues of immigration reform, acceptance of immigrants at the University and the role that students can play in the national discourse on […]