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USCIS Implements New H-1B Electronic Registration Process

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USCIS has announced a new electronic registration process for H-1B visas for fiscal year 2021. The new e-registration now comes with a $10 online processing fee. Employers and Organizations looking to file H-1B petitions must first electronically register and pay the processing fee before filing for the visa. USCIS is hoping this online registration will […]

New EOIR Memo Further Limits Legal Advocacy to People Facing Deportation

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The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released a memo about the role’s attorneys in immigration court. Specifically, about the role attorneys can have when assisting individuals in court but not fully representing them. The EOIR memo, Legal Advocacy By Non-Representatives in Immigration Court, released on November 21, 2019, specifically addresses the agencies that provide […]

Trump Administration Begins Deportations to Guatemala

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The Trump administration has begun deporting migrants who seek refuge in the U.S. to Guatemala. This comes as part of an agreement with the Guatemalan government aimed at requiring asylum-seekers from other countries to request protection in the Central American country. Guatemala is a country known for having one of the highest rates of poverty […]

USCIS Proposes Huge Application Fee Increase

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November 14, 2019 the Trump Administration proposed increasing the cost of applying for many types of immigration benefits. Under the new proposal, which is the latest in a series of rule changes by the government to restrict legal immigration, low-income immigrants will have difficulty affording the cost. The fees for citizenship would increase by more […]

The Supreme Court and the DACA Initiative

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On November 12, 2019 the Supreme Court heard arguments challenging President Trump’s initiative to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court is to address one question: has the Trump administration provided an adequate explanation for why it ended the DACA program that is not arbitrary and capricious? There are currently […]

What Happens Now When a Migrant Seeks Asylum At The U.S-Mexico Border?

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The T.rump administration has adopted a new policy called the “Migrant Protection Protocol.” This new policy will radically reduce number of migrants seeking U.S. asylum.  Under the process an asylum seeker will head to a legal port of entry to ask border agents for asylum while some others to avoid a waiting list, cross the […]

USCIS To Start Processing Deferred Action

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume processing some deferred-action requests for migrants after backlash over its decision last month to not defer deportations for migrants and their family members who receive life-saving medical treatment. The change means USCIS will revert to processes in place up until early August that allow for non-military deferred removal requests to […]

AILA – DHS Request for Comments on Changes to Immigration and Travel Forms to Collect Social Media Information

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AILA – DHS Request for Comments on Changes to Immigration and Travel Forms to Collect Social Media Information In an effort to heighten our national security, the Trump Administration issued on September 4, 2019 an Executive Order (E.O) granting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statutory and regulatory authorities to collect new biographic information on […]

QUI SERA AFFECTE PAR LA REFORME ENCOURS CONCERNANT LES CHARGES PUBLIQUES?

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Le 2 Aout de ce mois, L’administration Trump a proposé une nouvelle réforme en matière d’immigration et qui entrera en vigueur, sauf opposition le 15 Octobre. Cette proposition augmenterait radicalement la capacité du gouvernement à considérer les immigrés légaux qui ne sont pas encore citoyens comme des charges publiques (des personnes considérées comme financièrement dépendantes du […]