About 108,000 young undocumented immigrants received three-year protections and U.S. work permits in a several-month period in late 2014 and early 2015. They hadn’t done anything wrong — they just applied for a government program in the same way hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamers have done since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program started in 2012.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17.

This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016.

Immigration and naturalization application fees are scheduled to soon soar by an average of 21 percent.

A new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposal reveals the increases are expected to be formally enacted sometime this summer.

Now that it looks as if Donald Trump's name will be on the November presidential ballot, all those people who've threatened to leave the country if he's elected might want to start considering where they'd go. You know, just in case.

Turns out, a guy in Texas has a solution: Marry a Canadian and move your citizenship over there. After hearing many of his friends make threats to leave if Trump is elected, Joe Goldman of Austin decided it was time to stop talking and take action. He founded the site MapleMatch.com with the slogan "Make Dating Great Again."

U.S. immigration officials are planning a monthlong series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters.

The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration of President Barack Obama this year after a similar drive over two days in January that focused on Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.

Beginning Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 12pm EDT, entrants for the DV-2017 (Green Card lottery) can check at the U.S. State Department’s “Electronic Diversity Visa” Entrant Status Check (ESC) website to see if they won.

The following information is needed to check if your application won the lottery;

1. Confirmation Number that was given when applying

2. Last/family name of the primary applicant

3. Year of Birth of the primary applicant

The results can be accessed at www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/.

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/07/2016 11:59PM -0400

Dozens of demonstrators from Florida rode sixteen hours to Washington, D.C. chanted in Spanish outside the U.S. Supreme Court, "Supreme Court, listen, we are in this fight together". The Supreme Court case is considered to be extremely political, with immigration a front-burner issue in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Monday at oral arguments over the Obama administration’s immigration executive actions, casting doubt over the future of policies that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally.

In 90 minutes of arguments, questions from two key justices in the case — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy — seemed to suggest agreement with arguments that the Obama administration overstepped its authority with the actions.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that tests the boundaries of presidential powers, confronting the question of whether President Barack Obama exceeded his authority with unilateral action to spare millions of people in the country illegally from deportation.

The case, one of the most consequential of the court's current term that ends in June, pits Obama against 26 states led by Texas that filed suit to block his 2014 immigration plan.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday that she would create an Office of Immigrant Affairs if she was elected president.

After receiving an endorsement from what some consider New York’s most powerful labor group, SEIU Local 1199, and and immigrants’ rights group, the former secretary of state said this office would build on what President Barack Obama has done with immigration.

“I would create the first ever Office of Immigrant Affairs,” Clinton said. “It would build on the work of the Obama administration’s task force.”

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