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March 27, 2020
Zeena Barazanji

USCIS Extends Deadlines for Response to Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny

In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, USCIS announced a new measure today regarding Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID). For applicants and petitioners who receive an RFE or NOID dated between March 1 and May...

March 12, 2020
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As you know COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus, is spreading across the United States.  Our primary concern is your health and well-being.  While the U.S. government and its agencies have not yet announced any changes to immigration-related policies, deadlines or appointments...

October 16, 2019
Andres Diaz Jr.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Deportation of Lawful Permanent Resident After He Was Convicted of Unlawfully Possessing Xanax

In Najera-Rodriguez v. Barr, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which hears appeals from the federal district courts in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, held that an Illinois state conviction for possession of a controlled substance under a 720...

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...

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...

April 06, 2018
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

USCIS No Longer Accepting Cap-Subject H-1B Lottery Petitions for FY 2019

As of today, April 6, 2018, USCIS will no longer be accepting new, cap-subject H-1B petitions in its randomized lottery for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. USCIS will now conduct the lottery and begin to send receipt notices and rejections over...

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