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December 28, 2020
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

SWEEPING REGULATION CHANGES WILL AFFECT ELIGIBILITY FOR ASYLUM

Asylum protection in the United States stems from the United Nations Refugee Convention and became law in the United States by the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980. Since 1980 applying for asylum was a protection available to people...

December 22, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Holiday Wishes from MMH!

The MMH Team would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! We hope everyone stays safe and warm this holiday season.

December 14, 2020
Pawel Boruch

Advance Parole for DACA Recipients

The most recent decision from a U.S District Court in Brooklyn put DACA back where it was in 2017. This includes restoring the ability of DACA beneficiaries to seek Advance Parole Document (AP). Before that, the Trump Administration had limited...

December 08, 2020
Marjorie M. Filice

DACA Fully Restored

Last week, a federal judge ordered the Trump Administration to fully reinstate the DACA program. This means the administration will be required to open to program to new applicants for the first time since 2017. The Trump Administration has been...

December 02, 2020
Anna Buskila

Federal Court Blocks Trump’s New Prevailing Wage Rule & H-1B Rule!

On December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California set aside two H-1B rules that would have significantly changed the processing of H-1B applications.  The court has found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

December 01, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Stephen Tarnoff’s Retirement Announcement

After nearly 20 years of dedicated service to the field of immigration law and Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan P.C., Partner Stephen Tarnoff has transitioned to a well-deserved retirement. Steve will be remembered by our clients as an attorney with extensive...

November 23, 2020
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

Supreme Court to decide crucial issue concerning the “stop-time rule,” for cancellation of removal eligibility

On November 9th, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Niz-Chavez v. Barr, a case that centers on the “stop-time rule.” The stop-time rule limits access to cancellation of removal, a form of relief for permanent residence status...

November 17, 2020
Zeena Barazanji

USCIS Announces A Harder Naturalization Test Beginning Dec. 1, 2020

Last week, USCIS announced its plans to implement a revised version of the naturalization civics test starting on December 1, 2020.  Applicants for naturalization, or U.S. citizenship, are required to take an English and civics exam demonstrating their knowledge of...

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