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August 11, 2020
Aaron Lawee

USCIS Will Double the Fee for Applying for a Green Card and Citizenship! Consider Applying Before the Change Takes Place.

On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a new rule which would increase U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees by a weighted average of 21%. After many months of review, the final fees have been published...

August 04, 2020
Anna Buskila

Posting a PERM Notice of Filing in a Remote Work Mode

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the closure of workplaces has raised numerous questions about how to fulfill the PERM Notice of Filing requirement during a full or partial office closure and a remote work mode. PERM regulations require that prior to...

July 28, 2020
Beata Leja

Trump’s Newest Interim DACA Policy Ignores the Supreme Court

On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel DACA was “arbitrary and capricious,” effectively reinstating the program in full to its version under President Obama. Additionally, on July 17, 2020, the U.S....

July 23, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Immigration Victory! Expert Testimony of MMH’s Attorney Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.) Helps Reverse ICE’s Harmful Practice of Sending Children to Adult Detention When They Turn 18

On July 2, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia found that Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated the law by routinely locking up unaccompanied children on their 18th birthdays, in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection...

USCIS is Ordered to Begin Accepting New DACA Applications & Advance Parole Applications

On June 18, 2020, nearly a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel DACA was “arbitrary and capricious,” effectively reinstating the program in full to its version under President Obama. Surprisingly, the U.S....

July 14, 2020
Beata Leja

Alert! ICE Changes Course & Allows F-1 Students to Take Online Courses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, July 14, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) settled with Harvard University (Harvard) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to reinstate its March 2020 policy, allowing F-1 students to temporarily take all courses online during the COVID-19...

July 10, 2020
Zeena Barazanji

ICE REQUIRES F-1 STUDENTS TO ATTEND IN-PERSON COURSES BEGINNING FALL 2020, DESPITE COVID-19

On July 6, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced the exemptions it had previously provided for nonimmigrant students in response to COVID-19 would end for the upcoming fall semester. These exemptions had allowed students on F and...

June 29, 2020
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

Unsuspecting issues that may affect your U.S. Citizenship eligibility and could place your residence status in jeopardy

Permanent Residence Status Issues Filing for citizenship is often viewed by many as an easy next step after obtaining lawful permanent resident status. However, the application and process can easily be fraught with complications that could not only lead to...

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