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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Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) has been under constant media and court scrutiny since the Trump Administration rescinded the program in September 2017.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 […]

Tougher H-1B US Visa Rules Coming According to Trump Administration

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The Department of Homeland Security is preparing a proposal to make it even more difficult to acquire an H-1B US visa. Stringent regulations on the selection process for H-1B US visa petitioners are on the cards, according to immigration law firm, Fragomen. The Department of Homeland Security may be intending to revive a proposal that was […]

Senators Urge to Bring Back DACA

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On September 5th, President Trump rescinded the executive memorandum that created the DACA program.‍ “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States before the age of 16, lived in the United States for at least 5 years, have no significant criminal history and were under the […]

Senator of Alabama, Doug Jones’ Stance on Immigration

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On the Border Wall: Senator Jones opposes the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. He has often compared the construction of the U.S.- Mexico border wall to the Berlin Wall and has urged that the U.S. is better than that.  He believes that the proposed budget for the border wall is too high, and would […]