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Attorney General Sessions Blasts Judges Decision to Restore DACA Program

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking every measure to ensure that President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program stays terminated, ignoring D.C. Judge John Bates decision to have the program restarted by August 23rd. The DACA program offered relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Sessions has stated […]

USCIS Policy Guidance Update for RFEs and NOIDs

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On Friday, July 13, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  (USCIS) released a policy memorandum granting USCIS adjudicators full discretion to deny petitions without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID). Filings, such as those submitted with little to no supporting evidence or missing official documents establishing eligibility, may […]

TPS for Yemen Extended for 18 Months

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Yemen for 18 months.  The TPS extension will be through March 3, 2020.  Over 1,200  Yemeni will now be able to renew their status. DHS has declared Yemen as the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis”.  Yemen has been in a […]

Positive Changes for DACA

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) has been under constant media and court scrutiny since the Trump Administration rescinded the program in September 2017. Since then, there were two major cases which were hailed as “wins” for Dreamers and their advocates. The first win was a preliminary injunction issued by the Federal District Court in […]

USCIS to Adjudicate Recent Asylum Filings Over Older Applications to Combat Massive Backlog

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“Last in but, First Out” Really! Yes really! Zero sense!!! This was a reaction of many lawyers and asylums seekers  when  on January 30th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency responsible for overseeing the nation’s legal immigration system announced that it will schedule asylum interviews for recent applications ahead of older filings, […]

Government Reopening and the Fate of Dreamers

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With the Senate voting to reopen the government, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has assured there will be an  open debate and vote on a solution for Dreamers by February 8th. Although Senator McConnell has assured that there will be a vote on legislation for Dreamers, he has failed to confirm or name a specific piece […]

Re-Registration Period OPEN for Salvadorans with TPS

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the re-registration period for El Salvadorans currently under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  The beneficiary’s must re-register between January 18, 2018  and March 19, 2018.  Instructions and re-registration procedures can be found on uscis.gov/tps. Applicant’s will also able to do apply to renew their employment authorization documents (EAD). […]

ICE Raids Continue as Trump Administration Cracks Down on Undocumented Workers

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On Wednesday 10th, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were sent to dozens of 7-Eleven stores nationwide to interview employees and deliver audit notifications,  describing the move as a warning to other companies that may have unauthorized workers on their payroll and protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that […]

The End of TPS for El Salvador

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It was announced today by the Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans  has been terminated. DHS Secretary, Nielsen has given an 18 month delay, making the termination take effect on September 9, 2019.  The Secretary has determined that the original conditions that granted Salvadorans TPS no longer exist, thus TPS […]