Overcoming immigration myths: ‘Anchor babies’ and automatic citizenship

The myth of “anchor babies” is prevalent and is harmful to the many people’s opinions of immigrants in the United States. Because the United States is a country that grants citizenship to any child born on its soil, some people mistakenly believe that parents strive to give birth to children in America so that they can get a green card through their child or avoid deportation. Continue reading

Divided federal court denies Obama immigrant actions

On May 26, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the federal government’s request for an emergency stay of the Texas federal district court’s decision (or preliminary injunction) that blocked DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and “expanded” DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) from being implemented. Continue reading