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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...

Two steps forward, one step back: more changes to the State Department’s October Visa Bulletin; Updates on the November and December Visa Bulletins

It was a heart-wrenching wait for October and the State Department’s October Visa Bulletin.  First, on September 9, 2015, the State Department announced significant and exciting changes to the Visa Bulletin.  But then, on September 25, 2015, the State Department...

June 25, 2015
Stephen Tarnoff

State Department Begins Issuing Visas Again After Technology Glitch

After almost two weeks of delays, the U.S. State Department is reporting that the database responsible for handling biometric clearances has been rebuilt and that U.S. Consulates overseas have begun issuing visas again. According to the State Department, 60,000 visas...

May 22, 2015
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

USCIS issuing “recall” on three-year DACA approvals, to replace with two-year DACA approvals

If the usual approval period for DACA is two years, why did some people get DACA approvals for 3 years? On Thursday, November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the steps his administration would take to fix the U.S. immigration system....

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