A proposal has made its way through the California legislature intended to assist young people who are not yet citizens to receive a college education. Known as the California DREAM loan program, the aim of the bill is to provide financial assistance to such young people who wish to study at certain California colleges.
While promises have been made to reform deportation policies in the United States, it appears that the Department of Justice is aggressively prosecuting immigrants. These prosecutions may prevent approximately 4,000 fewer immigrants from seeking any protection from deportation.
The plight of one individual seeking citizenship after living in the United States for over 50 years demonstrates how frustrating the process can be. The Cuban-born man came to the United States when he was 9-years-old. He was always under the impression that he was a U.S. citizen until he applied for a passport in 2013.
Rules are being proposed concerning the employment of highly-skilled immigrants in our country. One provision would allow for spouses of such individuals to also be employed as an incentive to keep these talented individuals in the U.S. These spouses would be allowed to work here while the green card for the skilled immigrant is being processed.