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When we talk About Us at UnitedWeStay, we’re including all 11 million of us, who are making our way in this country as we work and search for the fulfillment of its promise with a promise of our own -- to make the U.S. a more diverse, stronger and ultimately greater nation.

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It is impossible to change anything if we are unaware of what is going on - in our community and across the nation.  Being well-informed increases our ability to influence events.  UWS is the only dedicated daily source of immigration news.  But it is not enough to be informed.  We must take action.  Our stories ...

US Signals It Will Resist Freeing Detained Migrant Families

Those figures have dropped sharply from last year, when reports of fetid conditions at some overcrowded border facilities sparked outrage. Most border crossers are now being expelled under an emergency order citing the need to stop the spread of the coronavirus, even though the U.S. has by far the most confirmed virus cases of any country. At least 2,000 children have been expelled under the order. ...

U.S. Farmers Scramble for Help as COVID-19 Scuttles Immigrant Workforce

"My hiring for the year is definitely not done," he said. "I am going to have to recruit somebody that doesn't have to be in school." ...

Visa Lottery Winners Feel Cheated by Trump’s Visa Ban

“All this was for the future of our children," she said, fighting back tears as she talked outside her home in Cairo. ““Now we do not know what to do." ...
Amid COVID-19, Trump administration keeps immigration courts open, putting judges, lawyers and immigrants at risk

Amid COVID-19, Trump administration keeps immigration courts open, putting judges, lawyers and immigrants at risk

The restrictions could make it more challenging for immigration attorneys to properly represent their clients, according to Emily Trostle, an immigration attorney based in New Orleans.  ...
Judge strikes down key Trump administration policy limiting asylum, but effect is muted

Judge strikes down key Trump administration policy limiting asylum, but effect is muted

The lawsuit was brought by Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Human Rights First, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and nine asylum-seekers. It was consolidated with a case brought by the Tahirih Justice Center. ...

Drive-Up US Citizenship Eases Backlog, but New Threat Looms

Rosenberger is leaning the other way, saying she is generally conservative and would most likely support Trump. “Now that I’m a citizen I’m very excited about voting," she said. “You have the right now, so use it.” ...

A Dreamer hero whose life story tells us a lot

As a pandemic threatens our public health and economy in unimaginable ways, these Dreamers have stepped up in our time of great need. It's about time we did the same for them. ...
Five DACA Recipients on What’s Next

Five DACA Recipients on What’s Next

On the court’s decision: I’m obviously happy with the outcome, it is a win for our community, but we also know that it is temporary. As we have seen these last few years, and immediately following the decision, the attacks against the immigrant community keep coming.  ...

 

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