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DHS Statement on Sessions v. Dimaya

  DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton responds to the Supreme Court decision in Sessions v. Dimaya, claiming it undermines the agency’s efforts. DHS Press Secretary Statement on Sessions v. Dimaya Today, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to void certain […]

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Resources on Case Relating to Definition of “Crime of Violence”

April 17, 2018 The Supreme Court issued an opinion affirming the Ninth Circuit’s judgment that the language in 18 USC §16(b), as incorporated into the INA, that defines a “crime of violence” is unconstitutionally vague. (Sessions v. Dimaya, 4/17/18) June 26, 2017 The Supreme Court announced that Sessions v. Dimaya will be restored to the calendar for reargument during […]

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Supreme Court Rules That Language Defining “Crime of Violence” Is Unconstitutionally Vague

In Sessions v. Dimaya, the Supreme Court recently struck down a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which renders deportable any foreign national who has been convicted of a “crime of violence.” According to the High Court, the federal statute defining a crime-of-violence isn’t specific enough for aliens with criminal convictions from the court […]

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According to US Supreme Court, Crimes of Violence Are No Longer Considered Aggravated Felonies (Deportable Offences)

The Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s judgment that the language in 18 USC §16(b), as incorporated into the INA, that defines a “crime of violence” is unconstitutionally vague. (Sessions v. Dimaya, 4/17/18) By Maria Sacchetti A Supreme Court ruling on immigration ignites a new political battle over federal officials’ power to deport foreigners who have […]

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TPS to Green Card: How Does it Work?

As a TPS holder, you are not guaranteed eligibility for legal permanent resident status. While several bills have been brought before Congress to create pathways to citizenship, none have become law yet. To stay in the United States legally after your TPS expires, you need a green card that is obtained through an Adjustment of […]

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Dispelling Four Myths About the H-1B Visa

By Sweta Khandelwal Immigration issues seem to pervade the news but of all the visa programs that allow foreign-born people to legally work in the U.S, it seems that the H-1B visa program generates some of the most debate. Unfortunately, most of the time, this debate feels very much one-sided, with news reports about abuse of […]

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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY2019

USCIS announced that on 4/11/18, it used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for FY2019. Unselected petitions will be rejected and returned with their filing fees.   From: “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services” <[email protected]> Date: April 12, 2018 at […]

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2018 USCIS Form Updates

April 12, 2018 USCIS updated the following form: Update to Form G-325A, Biographic Information (for Deferred Action) The new edition is dated 3/29/18. March 28, 2018 USCIS updated the following form: New Version of N-300, Application to File Declaration of Intention The new edition is dated 3/13/18. March 23, 2018 USCIS updated the following forms: […]

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USCIS Will Conduct a Lottery for CW-1 Petitions for FY2019

USCIS announced that it has received petitions for more than the number of visas available for FY2019 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program. USCIS will randomly select petitions received between April 2, 2018 and April 13, 2018. USCIS has received petitions for more than the number of visas […]

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Map of ICE Enforcement Actions (January 2017- Current)

The map illustrates a sample of enforcement actions ICE has undertaken nationwide since January 2017. President Trump’s administration has utilized aggressive enforcement tactics to arrest and deport as many people as possible, including hard-working parents of U.S. citizen children, people without criminal records, DACA recipients, and longtime community members working to regularize their status.     Source: AILA Doc. […]

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