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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 […]

ICE Raids This Week

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ICE is planning a series of targeted raids in multiple locations including: DC, New York, Miami, and Newark. The raids were set to begin Sunday, June 23rd and last through Thursday, June 27th. The targets are those with final removal orders, primarily those with absentia orders. Those in the Family Case Management System and those […]

Interpreting Pereira v. Sessions… BIA vs. The Courts

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 The Supreme Court’s decision in Pereira v. Sessions has been a contentious topic for immigration attorneys and courts since the ruling came down last year. The Court ruled that a Notice to Appear (NTA), the document that must be served by DHS on a noncitizen in order to commence removal proceedings, is not an NTA […]

ICE PLACING TRANSGENDER DETAINEES IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continuously sparked debate under the Trump Administration for its infamous treatment of immigrants in its custody and under its care, judged inhumane and cruel by many. Still living up to their reputation, it was recently revealed that ICE officers have been subjecting detained transgender immigrants to solitary confinement on a regular […]

Democrats ask federal watchdog to examine ‘unprecedented’ immigration backlog

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On Friday May 10, 2019 over 80 democratic lawmakers wrote to the Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, calling for an investigation into the Trump’s administration’s staggering backlog at USCUS which has now reached 2.3 million cases. The last time such an extreme slowdown occurred was after the 911 terrorist attacks under the Bush administration. The democrats […]