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March 02, 2021
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announces temporary guidelines for its enforcement and removal operations

On February 18, 2021 ICE implemented interim operating guidance that will temporarily govern its civil immigration enforcement and removal operations. Until Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas issues new enforcement guidelines, the interim guidelines will focus the agency’s civil immigration...

February 23, 2021
Pawel Boruch

Biden’s Immigration Reform Bill Offers Many Promising Changes to the Undocumented and Those Immigrants Applying Based on Family, Employment or Humanitarian Grounds

At the end of last week, an immigration reform bill - “The U.S. Citizenship Act” of 2021 - was introduced in both chambers of Congress. The bill’s purpose is to “provide an earned path to citizenship, to address the root...

January 27, 2021
Anna Buskila

Key Immigration Policy Changes and Proposed Immigration Reform Bill by President Biden

On his first day in office, President Biden and his administration took several immigration-related executive actions, from reversing some of the most devastating policies of the last four years to presenting immigration reform legislation to Congress. Below is a summary...

January 18, 2021
Zeena Barazanji

CDC Requires COVID-19 Test for All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Starting January 26, 2021, all air passengers traveling to the United States will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the expanded...

January 08, 2021
Tahreem Kalam

Trumps Travel Bans Suspending Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants extended until March 31, 2021

On December 31, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation extending the ban of entry to the U.S. for certain nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. The travel bans, originally scheduled to expire on Dec 31, 2020, have been extended until March 31,...

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


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 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 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)...

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