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December 04, 2018
Marjorie M. Filice

Immigration Application Denials Are at an All Time High Under Trump

According to recently released government data, the USCIS is setting new records for denying immigration benefits. Under the Trump administration, the USCIS is denying 37% more immigration applications than it denied in 2016 under the Obama administration. More than 11%...

November 19, 2018
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Partner Beata Leja Named One of Law Bulletin Media’s “40 Under Forty” Illinois Attorneys to Watch

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. is pleased to announce that our partner Beata Leja has been selected as one of the 2018 “40 Under Forty” Illinois attorneys to watch by Law Bulletin Media, the only immigration attorney honored this year and in the...

USCIS Can Now Deny Applications without an RFE or NOID

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has taken another step in making it more difficult for employers to hire and retain foreign national employees. On July 13, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum giving immigration officers significantly more discretion to...

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...

January 20, 2018
Beata Leja

Immigration Implications of Government Shutdown 2018

As of today, January 20, 2018, many aspects of the United States government have shut down because Congress cannot agree on a budget for continued spending, largely because of a stalemate on many important issues, including providing a path to...

February 01, 2017
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Travel Warning for ALL Individuals with an Advance Parole Document

On January 31, 2017, the Washington Post published additional draft Executive Orders, including one titled “Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs” (Draft EO), which would impact individuals with Advance Parole documents. The...

January 26, 2017
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Trump Threatens Sanctuary Cities in Executive Order

Yesterday, the Trump administration issued executive orders titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” (“Public Safety Order” or “Order”) and “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” (“Border Security Order”).  Within the Public Safety Order is a...

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