There is plenty of misunderstanding about immigration to go around this election season. Get the facts from the American Immigration Council and sign up for the next Community Navigator Training: Getting Good Legal Help. Read more.
Legal Updates Archives
Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel provides timely updates on changes to immigration law and policies that impact Disciples congregations and families.
Community Navigators serve as resources to individuals facing immigration issues. They provide reliable information about the immigration system, help protect others from scams, and empower their communities. The first training webinar (in Spanish) is about how a community navigator can help his/her community and how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law. Read more.
Joint Statement by Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel, and Disciples Home Missions on 4-4 Tie Affirming Decision to Block DAPA and Expanded DACA. Read more.
Through both fiction and nonfiction, we can be witness to the powerful stories of individuals fleeing their home countries or trying to come to the U.S. Check out these favorite books that are relevant to current conversations about immigration and refugees. They may open your eyes, expand your heart, or even change your life. Enjoy! Read more.
There’s a little something for everyone this month. Check out these great resources from friends and colleagues. Read more.
They may not get much media attention, but Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up a significant portion of the undocumented population in the United States. Read more.
Did you know? That fancy-looking visa in your passport isn’t what lets you stay in the U.S. Rather, this humble I-94 card determines how long you can stay. Read more.
According to news reports, yesterday the Obama administration began raids to deport Central American mothers and children who recently came to the U.S. fleeing persecution and violence. Read more.
Yesterday the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in U.S. v. Texas, the case brought by twenty-six states challenging the DAPA and Expanded DACA programs that President Obama announced almost one year ago. Read more.
The U.S. government has changed the dates when family members can file their applications. Most family members will still have to wait several years, but the wait will be shorter than before. Read more.