Author: Alma Rosa Nieto

The Current Status of DACA

Alma Rosa Nieto, vice chair of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, reflects on the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative and highlights two DACA recipients in particular who exemplify why these young people should be permanently protected with the Dream Act.

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“Wait Your Turn and Come Lawfully” (in 30 Years)

During a speech in Texas, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that intending immigrants should simply “wait your turn” to enter the United States legally. The insensitivity of this statement clearly shows that Mr. Sessions, like many government officials and members of the public, just doesn’t understand the way our immigration laws work. The U.S. system for procuring Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status, also known as a green card, is a complex one. It is a process that is in severe need of revamping to fit the needs of both the country and those who seek to lawfully immigrate to the...

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