“There was a welcoming of immigrants to build the country, however, you had to be white and free. So even back then, there was a racialization of who could be a U.S. citizen,” Page said.
After immigrants apply for immigration benefits and submit their forms with the all the requirements, it is common for immigration authorities ask for more evidence to establish eligibility in support of their visa, green card, asylum and citizenship through naturalization petitions.
Video immigration hearings are rising as ICE puts more migrants in distant immigration jails, and they’re subject to a lot of technical and transparency difficulties.
Federal immigration policies and visa processing delays have slowed migration to New York City by 45 percent over the past four years.
The election isn’t the only thing threatened by delays in the postal service. The entire immigration system is highly dependent on mail courier services.
Find out how COVID-19 changes will impact nonimmigrant visa holders as well as certain immigrants in the United States.
United States agency responsible for granting immigrant visas and “green card” residency permits said on Tuesday that it would avoid a planned furlough of 13,000 employees in two weeks but warned of long wait times.
According to CNN, It increased the cost of online naturalization applications from $640 to $1,160. The naturalization fee will represent the full cost to process the application, the agency says, plus a proportional share of overhead costs, a change from previous policy.
The Trump administration is dramatically increasing fees for dozens of immigration and work applications, including a more than 80 percent increase on naturalization applications and a first-time fee for asylum applicants.
The immigration agency previously said it would have to furlough more than 13,000 employees at the beginning of August if Congress did not provide emergency supplemental funding.