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Jan 14

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: January 2018 Preliminary Injunction

Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance,...read entire story

Aug 02

Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Tps

DHS notice of the extension and redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months from 10/1/16 through 3/31/18. The extension allows TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through 3/31/18...read entire story

Aug 02

Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Expansion

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule expanding the existing provisional waiver process to allow certain individuals who are family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent...read entire story

Sep 11

Changes to Visa Bulletin Allow for Early Filing of Green Card Applications

On September 9, 2015, the Department of State and USCIS jointly announced new procedures that will allow individuals who are stuck in the family-based and employment-based immigrant visa backlogs to...read entire story

Jan 05

Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (Tps)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for...read entire story

Jul 28

La Times: White House Pursuing Plan to Expand Immigrant Rights

The Los Angeles Times reports that as President Obama deals with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a...read entire story

Jul 02

Proof That Noncitizen Knew Of Fraud In Asylum Application Is Not Required

The BIA held that the Department of Homeland Security is not required to establish that a noncitizen knew of the fraud in the application in order to terminate a grant...read entire story

Jun 23

Obama on Immigration: I’ll Act Alone

It's their fault, President Barack Obama said Monday in blaming Republicans for their inaction on immigration reform and for the escalating problems including a surge of undocumented children crossing the border from...read entire story

Jun 06

Grant Of TPS Is An Admission For Adjustment Of Status Purposes

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington held that a noncitizen’s grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) qualifies as “inspection and admission” into the United States....read entire story

May 11

NJ Town Cancels Immigration Event Over Prayer Flap

A New Jersey town has canceled a naturalization ceremony at its borough hall, because federal immigration officials refused to let the event begin with a prayer. Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman...read entire story

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