Immigration reform needed through efforts to reach undocumented immigrants

President Barack Obama’s 2012 immigration measure for children of undocumented immigrants, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), marked its fourth anniversary in August. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had accepted 819,512 applications as of March 2016, and 89 percent had been approved, according to an analysis by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI.) Continue reading

City of Boston will host event to offer free legal service to communities affected by U.S. Supreme court ruling on DAPA and expanded DACA

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a free immigration legal consultation event will be held on July 23, 2016 at Madison Park High School in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the preliminary injunction that continues to prevent the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive actions on immigration, announced in November 2014. Continue reading