Month: August 2021

What to know about the flu pandemic

The flu has infected nearly one million people across the United States, and experts say that’s already more than a quarter of the population.Now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly two million Americans have tested positive for the flu, up from 1.2 million in December.The...

What happens if I can’t get my deportation petition to the ICE office?

HARDBALL is a new podcast that highlights the most important issues facing immigrant and refugee communities and how to take the fight to the U.S. government for a better future.The series is produced by the Immigrant Advocacy Center and features stories from people across the country who are dealing...

How to tell if a state has a ‘conservative’ or ‘liberal’ immigration policy

A lot of times people will think it’s impossible to determine which state has the ‘conservative or liberal’ immigration policies in the country.But there are a few common indicators that can tell you.Here’s how to tell.1.The ‘border wall’ is still up: While the Trump administration has declared it will...

What we know about the Canada-U.S. Immigration Process

We don’t know for sure that Canada will be taking a hardline stance on immigration from the U.S., but the prospect of an anti-immigration bill in Congress seems a plausible one.Last week, Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and the U,S.Treasury Department signed an agreement under which Canada would provide...

How to Stop Being Called a ‘Nigger’ in Canada

The Canadian immigration debate is taking a turn for the worse as more Canadians are being called names for not being Irish enough, and a meme is circulating online to help stem the tide.The ‘Niggers Are Coming to Canada’ meme has gained steam online as more and more people...

Which states will get the most immigration lawyers?

HOUSTON — It was the first time the state legislature had approved the hiring of an immigration lawyer.But that doesn’t mean the lawyers have to be Texans.They can come from anywhere.That’s the case for many who are already practicing immigration law.It’s an industry that was once dominated by just...

The immigration movie that changed my life

I was living in the suburbs of New York City when I was 14 years old.It was in a small apartment in the East Village, in the shadow of a statue of a Roman emperor that I admired.The movie, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, featured a Latino cast...