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Reuniting families has been a major point of conversation in immigration news this May. This week, we’ve seen efforts to expedite the reunification process, the impact that living in sanctuary can have on a family, and funding for undocumented students. To stay updated on all things immigration, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook! 1. Migrant children have been in US custody for weeks. Now the Biden administration has to reunite them with families – Thursday, May 13 While the number of minors apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border slightly declined in April to just over 17,000, but…
We begin May with a little bit of good news – some separated families are finally being reunited after years apart! Read on to learn more about the reunification, why the idea of “good immigrants” is harmful, and efforts to gain bipartisan support for immigration reform. To stay updated on all things immigration, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook! 1. Separated Families To Reunite In The U.S. As Immigrant Advocates Push For More – Monday, May 3 This week, four families from Honduras and Mexico that were separated under the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance Policy” will…
As April comes to a close, we are excited to see more reversals of Trump-era immigration policies and a surprisingly favorable Supreme Court ruling. Nonetheless, immigration policy changes have a profound impact on countless people, so in our third featured story, NPR highlights the real-life impact of policy on mixed-status households. To stay updated on all things immigration, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook! 1. Biden Administration Limits Power of ICE To Arrest Immigrants In Courthouses – Tuesday, April 27 The Biden administration has reversed another Trump-era policy that previously allowed ICE to arrest and detain people…
McEntee Law Group is incredibly honored to announce that we will be an official sponsor for Edgewater Castle FC, a community-owned soccer club located in Chicago, our firm’s hometown. As a law firm founded and owned by immigrants, we are thrilled to establish this partnership with Edgewater Castle FC on a foundation of shared values:  community, equity, and inclusion. McEntee Law Group and Edgewater Castle FC strive to bring communities together and make the American dream more accessible to all.  Edgewater Castle FC celebrates the rich diversity of communities in North Chicago. Immigrants from all over the world call Chicago home,…
In this week’s roundup, we are excited to discuss increasing bipartisan support for immigration reform and efforts to rehumanize the immigration conversation. Read on to learn more. To stay updated on all things immigration, follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook! 1. Immigration Agencies Ordered Not To Use Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Under New Biden Policy – Monday, April 19 A new policy outlined by the Biden administration will now require staffers at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to eliminate the words “illegal alien” and “assimilation” from their vocabulary in…
Happy spring from all of us at McEntee Law Group! This week, we’ve seen efforts by the Biden administration to undue Trump era policies that created an unprecedented immigrant visa backlog, the release of new digitized USCIS forms, and fierce advocacy for immigrant victims of violent crimes by our immigration lawyer colleagues. To stay updated on all things immigration, follow us on InstagramLinkedIn, or Facebook. 1. Huge Immigrant Visa Backlog Challenges Biden — Monday, April 12th The Biden administration continues to face an uphill battle in undoing the damage done by the prior administration’s anti-immigrant policies.…
As April begins and we welcome the spring season, we also welcome the Biden Administration’s efforts to release children from detention centers at the southern U.S.-Mexico, as well as efforts from the U.S. Department of State to resume some routine visa services. We are hopeful that in the coming months, we will see more action by the U.S. government to strive for an immigration system that is safe, just, equitable, and efficient. Read on to learn more about the recent U.S. Department of State update on backlogs, USCIS’s internal survey to rewrite their mission statement, public support for family reunification,…
This news week was a somber one for the United States. This week, we were reminded that the struggle for safety and peace must also be a struggle for justice and equity. As a team, we are committed to advocacy for marginalized communities. We hope this news summary helps distill the immigration news you need to know this week. Read on to learn more about data on migration patterns, Vice President Harris’s new appointment to lead diplomatic efforts at the southern border, and President Biden’s first press conference.  Have questions about recent immigration developments? DM us on Instagram or reach
Our goal is to provide our followers with up to date news in a simple yet informative matter, so let’s jump in. Immigration has been making front page news this week as we face an increasing number of migrants at the southern border and the House passes The Dream Act. Continue reading to learn more about the situation at the border, The Dream Act, The Farmworker Modernization Act, and whether undocumented immigrants can receive CARES Act relief. Have questions about recent immigration developments? DM us on Instagram or reach out here. 1. Senate Majority Leader Schumer Holds Briefing on Southern
Beginning on March 9th, the H-1B Cap Electronic Registration opened and our team has been hard at work helping our clients apply. On Thursday, Alex George, Associate Immigration Attorney, hosted a Facebook Live event answering H-1B FAQ’s. Did you miss the event? Check it out here. This week has also been full of big updates from the Biden Administration in regards to immigration reform and options for refugees. Please keep reading to learn more about the rescission of the “public charge rule,” as well as more information on the recent Temporary Protected Status (TPS) being offered to Venezuelan nationals. Have…
March has begun and the McEntee Law team is preparing for the H1-B visa lottery. It is our busiest time of year, but we are still watching the news closely and are excited to bring you the 3rd edition of our Weekly News Review. This week, we saw statements from the Biden administration on reuniting families as well as the need for undocumented immigrants to be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We learned more about the possible need to break up the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 into multiple pieces of legislation. We are also excited to highlight an…
As we conclude February, we are hopeful for the future of immigration reform in the United States. This week we saw positive changes from the Biden Administration regarding the current visa bans as well as the naturalization exam. We are also excited to highlight Fiona’s recent media interview with Bloomberg Law and an article about an interesting immigration innovation in Minnesota. Have questions about recent immigration developments? DM us on Instagram or reach out here. 1.Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10014 — Wednesday, February 24th On Wednesday, February 24th, President Biden Revoked Proclamation 10014. This proclamation, introduced under former President…
We are excited to announce our new blog series, ‘Weekly News Review’! One of our goals at McEntee Law Group, is to always keep our clients and followers updated on immigration news. It can be hard to keep track of all the new developments everyday in the media. Immigration is a complicated topic with constant policy/procedural changes. We hope this new blog series will help keep our followers in the loop and break down complicated headlines. Have questions about recent immigration developments? DM us on Instagram or reach out here. 1. White House Announces Sweeping Immigration Bill — Thursday, Feb.…
On Tuesday, February 2nd, President Biden signed 3 executive orders focused on immigration. These orders are the Biden administration’s first step to undo damage from the Trump administration’s devastating policies. Here is a quick overview of the 3 Immigration Executive Orders: Establish the Family Reunification Task Force: This task force will focus on the reunification of thousands of migrant families, including hundreds of children, who are still separated as a result of Trump’s zero tolerance policy at the southern U.S. border. This task force will be led by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who was confirmed on Tuesday by the Senate…
Immigration law and policy have always been politically contested in the United States, but we have never seen more attacks on immigration than we’ve witnessed over the past four years. But thankfully, a new day is here! We are thrilled to welcome President Biden and Vice President Harris! On January 20th, President Biden “announced a welcoming and inclusive vision for immigration in a legislative proposal that provides a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants who call the United States home.” President Biden’s Day One immigration bill consists of 4 key components: An 8-year pathway to citizenship for…
What’s going on with the travel bans? Can I start planning travel to the U.S.? There’s been a bit of confusion regarding the lifting of the travel bans. On Monday, January 19th, Trump signed an order lifting the travel bans from Ireland, the UK, most of Europe, and Brazil. This news was followed by an announcement from the Biden Administration, stating that they would NOT be lifting any travel bans. Jen Psaki, a Biden spokeswoman stated, “with the pandemic worsening, and more contagious variants emerging around the world, this is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel.”As…