June 20, 2018 Trump Executive Order receives much fanfare as a supposed end to family separation policy for border entrants, but fails to change possibility for indefinite detention of families and leaves ample room to continue permitting children to be taken from their parents.
June 21, 2018 The Supreme Court recently held in Pereira v. Sessions that the time and date of hearing must on be a key deportation charging document—the Notice to Appear (NTA)—to trigger what is known as the “stop-time rule.”
June 11, 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed years of immigration rulings and legal precedent to declare that immigrants who flee domestic violence or gang-related violence in their home countries are generally ineligible for asylum.
July 10, 2018 Attorney General Jeff Session is reportedly planning to further restrict the ability to seek asylum in the United States by establishing new criminal bars and limiting the definition of refugee.
March 28, 2018 A U.S. sponsor filling out Form I-864 must prove that his or her income or assets are high enough to support the immigrants; and the 2018 guidelines require higher than ever support levels.
April 26, 2018 In the latest in a string of terminations of country designations for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen has announced that Nepal will no longer be on the list as of one year from the announcement.
May 15, 2018 If you entered the U.S. on a fiance visa and are applying for a green card, or you are applying to USCIS for a green card through employment in the U.S., there is now zero chance that you can avoid an in-person interview at a USCIS field office.
February 27, 2018 In Jennings v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to undocumented and other immigrants being held in U.S. detention facilities while they await a hearing and decision on their case, overturning a decision allowing them a bond hearing every six months.
March 2, 2018. Considering petitioning for your foreign-born family members to immigrate to the U.S. based on your status as a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident? Act now, before Congress does away with some family immigration categories.
January 29, 2018. Because of scheduling delays, receiving an employment authorization document after applying for asylum has been all but guaranteed in recent years; but USCIS is trying to stop that for recent applicants, by moving them to the front of the line.
January 19, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a petition for certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit's ruling that the third version of President Trump's travel ban can't be applied to people with preexisting relationships to U.S. persons or entities.
The fate of DACA remains uncertain as battles over the legality of the Trump administration's termination of the program, and the legality of the program itself, play out in federal courts across the country.