In a previous blog, I discussed changes to the vetting requirements for service members in the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program. Those changes essentially require service members to pass screening requirements that are similar to those for top secret security clearance.
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How Would Trump’s Immigration Priorities Affect Immigrant Communities?
Back in September, Democratic Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi believed that President Trump was onboard with extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Just a few weeks later, though, Trump released a list of immigration priorities including full funding for a border wall and a shift to merit-based immigration. In a letter to Congress, the Administration stated that those priorities must be included in any bill that addresses the DACA program.
Immigrants Worried Trump May End “Temporary Protected Status” Program
Immigrants from Haiti and Central America are worried that the Trump Administration will end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that has allowed them to live and work in the United States. Many of these immigrants have resided in the U.S. for 20 years.
Undocumented 10-Year-Old Girl Detained after Undergoing Emergency Surgery
A 10-year-old girl was recently detained by immigration enforcement agents after being discharged from a children’s hospital. The girl, Rosa Maria Hernandez, was being transported by her cousin to Driscoll Children’s Hospital when they passed through a Customs and Border checkpoint. Immigration agents allowed the two to proceed but followed them to the hospital.
Will N.J. Follow California’s Example as a “Sanctuary State?”
California Governor Jerry Brown on Oct. 5 singed the California Values Act, a law that gives more protections to undocumented immigrants by limiting how California law enforcement can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. According to USA Today, the Act bars state and local authorities from using resources to interrogate, detain, detect, investigate, or arrest people for immigration enforcement purposes. It also prevents authorities from asking people about their immigration status.
What Are the Penalties for Cocaine Possession in New Jersey?
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies cocaine as a Schedule II drug, which means it is considered to be dangerous and has a high potential for abuse and dependence. In the state of New Jersey, cocaine possession and distribution are serious offenses that come with severe penalties that could affect your career, relationships, and freedoms.