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April 27, 2022
Anna Buskila

“Uniting for Ukraine” Program Starts on April 25, 2022

President Biden’s Uniting for Ukraine program allows Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the U.S. to temporarily come to the U.S. on a parole for a two-year period. Ukrainian beneficiaries cannot directly apply for parole through...

April 21, 2022
Anna Buskila

Biden Follows Through on Promise to Accept 100,000 Ukrainian Refugees into the U.S. and Announces New “Uniting for Ukraine” Program for Ukrainians Fleeing Russia’s Invasion to Begin on April 25, 2022

As the war in Ukraine is nearing the two-month mark, the Biden Administration announced plans today to launch a new streamlined program to expedite the arrival of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion.  About a month ago, President Biden pledged to accept...

April 11, 2022
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

U.S. to Change Asylum Procedures for Immigrants Seeking Asylum at the Border

On March 29, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which houses USCIS, and the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) which oversees the U.S. Immigration court system announced an interim final rule that is slated to...

March 28, 2022
Marjorie M. Filice

Social Security Administration Discontinued No-Match Letters

Last year, the Social Security Administration announced that it would discontinue the practice of sending “no-match” letters. These letters, also known as EDCOR notifications, served to alert employers that an individual employee’s W-2 form does not match the SSA’s records....

March 22, 2022
Grace Parsons

Filing I-130 Petitions with the Department of State May Help Certain Afghan, Ethiopian, and Ukrainian Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens Abroad

A recent policy announcement may make the immigration process a little easier for certain spouses, minor children, and parents of adult U.S. citizens who wish to come to live permanently in the United States with their U.S. citizen relatives. In...

March 07, 2022
Aaron Lawee

U.S. Immigration Updates Relating to the War in Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is heartbreaking, especially for those who have family members directly impacted by the war. Unfortunately, the U.S. government has not yet put into place an effective system to help Ukrainians in need come to...

February 22, 2022
Aaron Lawee

ICE Ability to Unlawfully Detain Immigrants Limited

On February 8, 2022, a federal judge in Chicago approved a settlement to limit ICE’s practice of unlawfully detaining individuals. The case is called “Castanon Nava et al v. Department of Homeland Security et al.” The lawsuit was filed by...

January 25, 2022
Marjorie M. Filice

New York City Grants Non-citizens the Right to Vote in Local Elections

Most non-US Citizens are not eligible to vote in any U.S Elections. Often, registering to vote, or voting, leads to an individual knowingly or unknowingly claiming to be a U.S. Citizen. Once a noncitizen falsely claims to be a U.S. citizen to obtain any benefit...


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