RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri Updates on USCIS Fee Hikes

By Darius Amiri| Rose Law Group Reporter In this analysis, we are discussing the recently announced proposed fee increases to many immigration applications proposed by the USCIS. USCIS is the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, they’re a division of the Department of Homeland Security. They are the agency that’s in charge of handling immigration applications here in the United …

Should immigrants be eligible for COVID housing assistance funds? RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri comments

By Jessica Boehm | AZ Central Immigrant rights activists held a rally in downtown Phoenix on Monday to encourage the Phoenix City Council to provide a COVID-19 relief fund for undocumented Arizonans. Activists say that while Phoenix and other government entities have doled out relief funds for residents, small businesses and large corporations, they’ve “left the undocumented community to fall through …

Federal court orders Trump Admin to comply with Supreme Court DACA ruling, start accepting new applications; ruling is ‘right decision,’ says RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri

By Alison Durkee | Forbes A federal court ruled Friday that the Trump administration must begin to operate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program again, after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has continued to not accept new applications for the immigration program despite a Supreme Court ruling last month that reinstated DACA. The U.S. District Court for the District of …

U.S. immigration officials spread coronavirus with detainee transfers

Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke, Reade Levinson | Reuters NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Public health specialists have for months warned the U.S. government that shuffling detainees among immigration detention centers will expose people to COVID-19 and help spread the disease. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued the practice, saying it is taking all necessary precautions. It turns out the health …

Trump says upcoming immigration measure will include DACA; exec order not enough, says RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri

By Franco Ordonez | NPR President Trump on Friday said he plans to unveil sometime in the next month an immigration measure that he said would include some protections for DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that provides for work permits and other protections for people brought to the U.S. as children by undocumented parents. Trump had …

High court ruling ‘a win, but tomorrow is not a guarantee’

Farah Eltohamy and Ellie Borst | Cronkite News via Indian Country Today PHOENIX – For almost three years, Phoenix resident Jennifer Rodriguez Garcia said she has lived with the fear immigration officials will deport her to a country she has never known and separate her from her 2-year-old daughter. Until Thursday. “Today I can breathe again,” Rodriguez Garcia said, after …

‘I can breathe again’: DACA recipients, experts — including RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri — react to Supreme Court ruling

By Farah Eltohamy and Ellie Borst | Cronkite News PHOENIX – For almost three years, Phoenix resident Jennifer Rodriguez Garcia said she has lived with the fear immigration officials will deport her to a country she has never known and separate her from her 2-year-old daughter. Until Thursday. “Today I can breathe again,” Rodriguez Garcia said, after learning that the Supreme Court reversed …