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Federal government halts legal assistance program

There are many changes taking place in the US immigration system right now, in both enforcement and new policies and procedures. Last week, the Justice Department halted the Legal Orientation Program, a service that gives legal counsel to detained immigrants facing deportation. It also operates help centers for non-detainees, including two Baton Rouge facilities.

The challenges of moving to the U.S. as an immigrant family

Uprooting one's life and moving to another part of the world can require paperwork - a lot of paperwork. And while some families find the paperwork to be the most challenging part of immigrating many others find that it's even harder to adjust to life in a new country.

5 successful entrepreneurs who immigrated to the United States

One of the primary reasons that the United States appeals to migrants is its myriad business opportunities. With a strong economy, competitive market and entrepreneurial spirit, the U.S. offers foreign-born entrepreneurs business opportunities that they might not find anywhere else in the world.

DACA renewals now being accepted

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has opened up for renewals once again, following a judge’s decision blocking the termination of the program.

Temporary Protected Status program suffers under Trump

Immigrants come to America for numerous reasons, but sometimes they feel forced to leave by conditions in their home country. While political instability has brought refugees to the U.S., natural disasters have historically demolished countries to the point that recovery takes decades.

EB-5 investors sue USCIS for intentional processing delays

A group of foreign investors who have put substantial money into a solar energy plant were expecting to receive EB-5 investor visas in exchange. After more than two years, the first step toward those visas has yet to be approved. They have filed suit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, accusing the agency of dragging its feet when it has a duty to approve such projects in a timely fashion.