USCIS Will Not Resume Processing Adoptions From Fiji

Because the State Department has determined that Fiji does not have a fully functional Hague Adoption Convention process and therefore still cannot certify adoption decrees or custody orders obtained in Fiji for children who habitually reside there, USCIS will not approve I-800 petitions for children from Fiji at this time.

Asylum Denials Reach Historic Lows in FY 2012

This Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report shows that the odds of an asylum claim being denied reached an historic low in FY2012, with only 44.5% being turned down. Almost 2 out of 3 (62.6%) individuals seeking asylum lost their cases in similar actions 10 years ago.

Washington Post: Citing Rubio’s Plan, White House Sees Hope for Bipartisan Deal on Immigration

The Washington Post reports that the Obama Administration suggested that there are signs that bipartisan cooperation on immigration reform might be possible, in light of Sen. Marco Rubio’s new ideas.