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September 10, 2018
Beata Leja

USCIS Expands Premium Processing Suspension for Many H-1B Petitions, Hurting Business & Foreign Employees

On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would temporarily suspend premium processing for H-1B petitions filed toward this year’s annual H-1B cap, and anticipated that the suspension would expire on September 10, 2018....

Some International Students Will Begin Accruing Unlawful Presence on August 9, 2018

Under a new memo that goes into effect tomorrow, August 9, 2018, some nonimmigrants in F (international student) status, J (cultural or educational exchange visitor) status, or M (vocational or technical school student) status may begin accruing unlawful presence (ULP)...

August 06, 2018
Marjorie M. Filice

Travel Alert for Advance Parole Applicants

Foreign nationals with pending advance parole applications are facing new restrictions on their freedom to travel internationally. Advance parole allows those who have filed I-485 Adjustment of Status applications (also known as green card applications) to travel abroad during the...

Supreme Court Ruling Allows More Immigrants to File for Cancellation of Removal

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision that a Notice to Appear (the charging document given to immigrants in removal proceedings) that does not contain a time or place for a removal hearing will not...

Support Immigrant Children Separated from Their Parents – Ways You Can Help

Learn the FACTS: What Law is Family Separation Based On? There is no federal law that stipulates that children and parents be separated at the border, no matter how families entered the United States. Family separation is a direct result...

June 14, 2018
Margaret H. ("Peggy") McCormick

Partner Beata Leja Joins Board of Directors for Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. is proud to announce that partner Beata Leja has joined the Board of Directors of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, a national human rights organization that advocates for the rights and best interests...

DHS to Terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal

On April 26, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal, now the fifth country to recently lose its protected status. The termination will go into effect on June 24,...

Take it from a former judge: Quotas for Immigration Judges are a Bad Idea.

On March 30th, the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Sessions announced that Immigration Judges will now be subject to case completion quotas. This unprecedented change will be effective October 1, 2018, and starting then, immigration judges will be...

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