Category: News

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...

Immigration bill 2021: Immigration statistics

Immigration statistics show that there were an estimated 15,500 new arrivals in the year to March 2021, an increase of 7.4% compared to the same period in 2020.There were also a total of 3,500 visa extensions issued in the first quarter of 2021, compared to 3,200 in the same...

How to stop the immigration executive’s ‘deportation and re-deport’ plan

The Turnbull government is pushing ahead with plans to remove people with no record of migration, which critics say would leave the nation without its most trusted source of jobs.The move comes after Mr Turnbull announced he would not bring back the controversial “special consideration” visa, which is used...

How to get your asylum case through the immigration court

I was waiting to hear my case for the first time, and I was shocked to find out I had already been denied asylum.After a week of waiting, I was granted my asylum.Immigration court has denied me asylum for the second time in a year, and the process has...

How to talk to the undocumented with empathy

In the run-up to Donald Trump’s executive order barring all refugees from entering the U.S., I spoke with the immigrant rights activist who has become a symbol of his administration’s hardline immigration stance.Here are five ways to talk about immigration with someone who’s in a vulnerable position.1.You can be...

How to get a ‘good-looking’ girl to marry you

With his big-chested frame, a round nose and a pair of glasses, Ryan Smith is the type of boy many people associate with being from a small town in rural New England.But that wasn’t always the case.When he was in high school, Smith was working in a factory in...

How to fight immigration fees

A bill passed by the state Senate would allow the state’s immigration enforcement agencies to collect fees to pay for border wall construction.The state Senate approved the bill Thursday.The measure was sponsored by Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Pueblo.The bill would create a new state agency that would have the authority...