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Asylum at the U.S. Border – Part 2

Pressuring Mexico to Accept Asylum Seekers Who Sought Protection in the U.S. The Trump Administration has also sought to institute a  “a safe third country” policy under which those arriving at U.S. borders would be denied asylum if they came through Mexico and had the opportunity to seek protection from Mexican authorities. This change would […]


Asylum at the U.S. Border – Part 1

Right to Seek Asylum at the U.S. Border Both U.S. immigration law and international law guarantee the right to seek asylum for those who come to our nation’s borders. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) explicitly states that a person who “arrives” at our borders “whether or not at a designated a port of arrival […]



PERM Processing Times Question: While PERM processing continues to remain at less than 6 months, processing times do appear to have slowed somewhat in the past few months. a. Is this due to the influx of H-2B applications? b. Is it anticipated that PERM processing times will decrease again after the H-2B backlog has been […]


Separating Families Caught At The Border

Here is look into Jeff Sessions’ threat to prosecute and separate families caught crossing the border illegally. How could it be enforced? And is it legal? “If you cross the border unlawfully, even a first offense, then we’re going to prosecute you,” Sessions said last week, announcing that “100 percent” of people who illegally cross that border would […]


USCIS Reminder About Automatic Termination of OPT for F-1 Students If They Transfer to a Different School or Begin Study at Another Educational Level

USCIS reminds F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) that transferring to another school or beginning study at another educational level (for example, beginning a master’s program aer completing a bachelor’s degree) automatically terminates their OPT as well as their corresponding employment authorization document (EAD). Although authorization to engage in OPT ends upon transferring to […]