Immigration News Digest

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immigration news digest (9/18/2014)

To Help Unaccompanied Minors, New York City Posts Representatives at Immigration Court via @nytimes

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene respond to the arrival of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Central America by providing first-ever direct services to children and families at the NYC Immigration Court


Cities for Citizenship

Mayor Bill de Blasio, in partnership with Mayor Rahm Emmanuel from Chicago and Mayor Eric Garcetti from Los Angeles, has launched Cities for Citizenship, a nationwide initiative to help legal permanent residents get U.S. citizenship.


Dreamers Demand Immigration Answers From Hillary Clinton In Iowa via @huffingtonpost

"We just asked a simple question. And it really shows the way that she’s putting her partisan agenda before families. For us, it’s not about politics, it’s about our families." Dreamers Demand Immigration Answers From Hillary Clinton In Iowa Likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a confrontation with Dreamers on Sunday that seemed to capture the Democrats’ increasingly awkward relationship with Latinos in miniature.


DHS ‘Will Respond Aggressively’ To Reported Mistreatment of #Immigrant Detainees via @huffingtonpost

  • Family detentions have increased over the past year, in response to an influx of unaccompanied minors and mothers with children crossing the border illegally.
  • After reports of abuse in facilities, DHS had initially sought to limit its use of family detention, turning to alternatives such as ankle bracelets instead.
  • Mothers being held there complained about cold temperatures, undercooked food their children wouldn’t eat, and difficulties in presenting their case for why they should remain in the country rather than being deported.


I’m a legal immigrant, but not allowed to work via @cnn

Rashi Bhatnagar who has her masters in communication from the University of Delhi — has an H-4 visa, which means she can’t earn an income or possess a social security number.

H-4 visas are given to spouses of those on an H-1B visa (as well as a handful of other visas).

Good reading,

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