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California District Court Orders DHS to Partially Maintain DACA Program

January 9, 2018 The district court issued an order directing DHS to maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis on the same terms and conditions as were in effect before the rescission of DACA on 9/5/17, including allowing DACA enrollees to renew their enrollments, with the following exceptions: That new applications from applicants who have never […]

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EB-5 Processing Time Report (1/5/18)

EB-5 Processing Time Report released on 1/5/18 with processing dates as of 10/31/17. Source:  AILA Doc. No. 18010906.  

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USCIS Provides Policy Memo Clarifying Proxy Vote Use for Certain L-1 Visa Petitions

USCIS issued a policy memorandum clarifying that to establish a qualifying relationship for an L-1 visa petition where the petitioner has submitted documentation of control by proxy votes, the petitioner must show that the proxy votes are irrevocable from the time of filing the L-1 petition through the time of adjudication. If ownership and control […]

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Practice Advisory: U Visa Inadmissibility Waivers in Removal Proceedings

The National Immigrant Justice Center provides a practice advisory with guidance to practitioners inside the Seventh Circuit who wish to request IJ or BIA adjudication of their waivers of inadmissibility as well as guidance for litigants in other jurisdictions to effectively argue that noncitizen crime victims in removal proceedings should be allowed to access U […]

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Is DHS Changing to H-1B Extension Rules?

AILA provides a practice alert to address news that DHS is reportedly considering new regulations that would limit the ability of certain H-1B workers who are in the green card process to obtain an extension of their H-1B status beyond the sixth year. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly considering new regulations that […]

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2018 USCIS Form Updates

January 4, 2018 USCIS updated the following forms: Update to Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, New Edition Dated 12/15/17. Starting 03/06/2018, USCIS will only accept the 12/15/17 edition. Until then, you can use the 12/23/16 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and […]

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DHS Notice on the Termination of the Designation of Nicaragua for TPS

DHS notice that the designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will terminate on 1/5/19. The current designation expires on 1/5/18, and there will be a 12-month transition period. Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries who wish to maintain TPS through 1/5/19 must re-register between 12/15/17 and 2/13/18. (82 FR 59636, 12/15/17) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. […]

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Good Luck Recruiting Top Talent, America

The Trump White House has devoted much of its first year to putting America first, cracking down on who can come into this country—from promising a wall along the US-Mexico border and the deportation of thousands of undocumented immigrants, to numerous attempts at a travel ban blocking entrance for people from several Muslim-majority countries. But under the America First banner, the administration has been quietly but vastly increasing hurdles in another area: for foreign nationals looking […]

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Practice Alert: Errors in Instructions to Form I-941, Application for Entrepreneur Parole

USCIS has acknowledged that there are errors in the instructions to Form I-941 and is working with OMB to make the necessary corrections. Until that time, individuals interested in applying for parole under the IER are instructed to complete the form consistent with the requirements contained in the final rule, published in the Federal Register on […]

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Sessions Pushes Immigration Courts To Handle Cases Quickly

Author:  Tiffany Hu Law360, New York (December 8, 2017, 2:02 PM EST) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for a “concerted effort” to address the increased backlog of pending immigration cases, pushing immigration courts to work more efficiently to adjudicate approximately 650,000 cases — a number that has almost doubled since 2011 and continues to mount […]

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