How can I leave the U.S. with an expiring Green Card? Question: I have heard that most things are taking longer at the United States… Read More »How to get to the U.S. with an expiring green card
There are about 19 lawsuits and hundreds of administrative complaints filed against the federal government by migrants who say their children were separated from them under the… Read More »Biden faces legal battle with families separated under Trump.
On December 13, 2021, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal government is legally required to return migrants to Mexico. After the reimplementation of… Read More »The Supreme Court asked to review the ‘Remain in Mexico’ ruling.
Over the last few weeks, federal immigration officials have issued hundreds of denial letters to Afghans seeking temporary entry into the US for humanitarian reasons. Since the… Read More »Hundreds of Afghans denied humanitarian entry into the US.
Refugee admissions to the US will restart this week after a temporary freeze put in place late last year to focus on the resettlement of Afghan refugees.… Read More »Refugee admission to the US will restart this week
New York City Mayor Eric Adams allowed a noncitizen voting bill to become law. Over 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in NYC will be allowed to vote in… Read More »Noncitizens’ right to vote becomes law in NYC
The US Supreme Court is hearing two cases that could impact thousands of unauthorized immigrants currently detained in the US. The plaintiffs in the two cases are… Read More »The Supreme Court could decide whether immigrants remain detained indefinitely
Over 100 migrants were rescued near Ocean Reef in Key Largo, Florida. The people on the boat were Haitian migrants. It was reported that at least… Read More »More than 100 migrants rescued from boat near Florida shore
US Customs and Border Protection reported a 1,066% increase in the amount of fentanyl seized in FY2021 in south Texas. Agents across eight ports from Brownsville to… Read More »Border agents reported a dramatic increase in fentanyl seized in south Texas
A group of Nicaraguan asylum-seekers pleaded with a US immigration judge to not send them back to Mexico. The federal government recently resumed Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)… Read More »Nicaraguan asylum-seekers appear before immigration judge
ICE ERO updated its COVID-19 Pandemic Response Requirements (PRR) to set forth expectations and to assist detention facility operators in sustaining detention operations during the pandemic.… Read More »ICE ERO releases updated COVID-19 pandemic response requirements for ICE detention facilities
EOIR released an amendment to policy memorandum 21-18, stating that in cases involving non-detained respondents, amendments to applications and other supplemental filings can be submitted up… Read More »EOIR Amends PM 21-18 on Filing Deadlines in Non-Detained Cases
Senate Democrats got another “no” from the parliamentarian on Thursday for their latest plan to provide protections for undocumented immigrants in the $1.75 trillion “human”… Read More »Senate Parliamentarian Rejects Democrats’ Immigration Provisions for 3rd Time
BuzzFeed news: An internal document shows DHS officials advised against Haitian deportations, Fearing they could violate human rights obligations
Buzzfeed News reports that the DHS civil rights office raised an internal warning to immigration and border officials that deporting Haitians to their volatile home country risked… Read More »BuzzFeed news: An internal document shows DHS officials advised against Haitian deportations, Fearing they could violate human rights obligations
EOIR announced the appointment of 22 new immigration judges by Attorney General Merrick Garland, including five Unit Chief Immigration Judges. Biographical information has been provided for… Read More »EOIR Announces 22 New Immigration Judges
Biden administration will make an additional 20,000 seasonal, guest-worker visas available for the winter season for the first time. DHS has previously upped the number of available… Read More »CNN: Biden to Make 20,000 Additional Guest-Worker Visas Available This Winter amid Labor Shortages
OFLC reminded employees and stakeholders that the filing window to submit Form ETA-9142B and appendices requesting work start dates of April 1, 2022, or later, will… Read More »OFLC Provides H-2B Application Filing Timelines for 2022 Peak Filing Season
On December 10, USCIS rescinded a November 2020 policy requiring interviews of all petitioners filing Form I-730. Instead, USCIS will return to its prior long-standing practice of… Read More »USCIS Rescinds Policy Requiring Interviews of All Petitioners Filing Form I-730
The deadline of December 20, 2021, to submit applications for adjustment of status under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) law is approaching. As a reminder, some… Read More »USCIS Deadline Approaching for LRIF Applications
The Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO) announced that it is now accepting complaints from people in detention who are currently being held at the… Read More »Immigration Detention Ombudsman Now Accepting Complaints at Certain ICE Facilities