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A guide to how the US immigration system works

how the US immigration system works

As you know, the US immigration system is very complex and difficult for some to understand. To help your clients understand the system, the American Immigration Council has published this guide to the US immigration system. It is also available … Continue reading

The criminalization of immigration in the United States

immigration and crime

Studies over the past century have examined the issue of crimes being committed by immigrants, and they have confirmed two truths: immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than natural-born Americans; and high rates of immigration are associated with lower … Continue reading

Author accuses AG of hypocrisy and disinformation on immigration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Is Attorney General Jeff Sessions contradicting his own earlier statements on immigration? Mark Dow, the author of American Gulag: Inside US Immigration Prisons, says Sessions has misrepresented immigration law. To support his argument, Dow points to Sessions’ time as a … Continue reading

Trump to issue new immigration rules

President Donald Trump

President Trump plans to sign an executive order to make it more difficult for tech companies to hire foreign workers and strengthen rules barring foreign contractors from bidding on government contracts, according to administration sources. Trump is expected to order … Continue reading

Executive Committee Announcements

The National Advocates

The National Advocates is proud to announce the latest additions to its’ Executive Committee. We’d also like to thank all of the members of our Executive Committee for their service on behalf of The National Advocates. Our newest Executive Committee … Continue reading

Nominations for membership

The National Advocates

Do you know someone who could benefit from membership in The National Advocates? We encourage you to nominate co-workers or colleagues who you think would qualify for an invitation. To nominate someone, click here to fill out and submit the … Continue reading

Membership benefits: free Lawline CLE + discount

Have you taken advantage of the discounts available to National Advocates members at Lawline? Members receive a savings of 33% on the Unlimited CLE bundles from Lawline, the nation’s premier provider of online legal educational materials. It only costs $199/year … Continue reading

The endless limbo of life between ICE check-ins

ICE agents immigration

What is life like for undocumented immigrants under the Trump administration? It’s a life of uncertainty, spent living in limbo. Katie McDonough at Fusion has the story of Ravi Ragbir, who’s been in the US since 1991. Find out what … Continue reading

AG Sessions and immigration advocates agree on one thing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

In remarks made at the US-Mexico border on April 11, Attorney General Jeff Session announced the Justice Department’s renewed commitment to criminal immigration enforcement. There’s actually one area where Sessions and immigration advocates agree: more immigration judges are needed to … Continue reading

Immigrants with attorneys more likely to win

immigration and crime

The nonprofit Center of Popular Democracy reports in a new study that detained immigrants who hire attorneys on their behalf are far more likely to win their cases to stay in the US. However, the report shows that 86 percent … Continue reading