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Another Facet of Distrust Between Moscow and Washington

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A long history of disagreement and distrust in Missile Defense politics has existed between Russia and the US. On May 3, 2012, Russia’s top military officer, Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov, threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on US-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington carries out its controversial plan […]

Matter of Arrabally and Yerrabelly: Advance Parole no longer considered a “departure” under INA §212(a)(9)(B)(i)(II)

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For years, U.S.C.I.S. officials have taken the position that a departure under a grant of advance parole is a departure for purposes of Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) §§212(a)(9)(B)(i)(I), (II), two bars which do not allow a non-citizen to apply for re-admission into the United States for three or ten years, respectively. However, in Matter […]

Additional Areas Added to OPT – STEM Eligibility for 17 Month Extension

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The Department of Homeland Security has included additional degrees to the list of Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes. According to the DHS interim final rule (IFR) of April 2008, nonimmigrant students who graduate with a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree, are also eligible to apply for the 17 month extension of optional […]

American Immigration Council Challenges BIA Decision Denying Miranda-like Warnings to Immigrants Under Arrest

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Washington, D.C.—On Friday, the American Immigration Council challenged a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ruling that immigrants who are arrested without a warrant do not need to receive certain Miranda-like warnings before being interrogated. Under federal regulations, immigration officers must advise such noncitizens of the reason for their arrest, of their right […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month – Women in the Arts

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In the 1960s, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, the founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, began collecting art at the same time as art historians were looking at the lack of representation of racial, ethnic groups, and women in museums. Over the next twenty years, Holladay collected many more pieces of artwork to […]

TPS Registration Deadline for Syrian Nationals

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Secretary Napolitano has announced that Syrian nationals are now eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This action by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is in response to chaotic and violent upheaval and the current deteriorating situation in Syria. The TPS designation for Syria is effective for eighteen months – from […]

USCIS Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

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Secretary Napolitano announced today the designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), based on deteriorating security conditions in Syria. The effective dates for the designation, as well as dates and procedures for the TPS registration process, will be detailed in a Federal Register notice that publishes next week. Applications should not be submitted until […]