On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit heard arguments over a Trump-era rule that requires a sub-agency of the U.S. Justice Department, the Executive… Read More »Immigration Judges take free Speech Case to the Fourth Circuit.
USCIS provided updated guidance on requests for “National Interest Waivers” related to job offer and labor certification requirements for advanced degree professionals and individuals of exceptional ability.… Read More »USCIS updates guidance on National Interest Waivers.
The Biden administration has expanded students eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. DHS published on January 21, 2022 a… Read More »More international students eligible for STEM OPT.￼
The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has sued federal immigration officials for failing to release records regarding the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention… Read More »Harvard Immigration Clinic Sues for Records on ICE Detention.
The Justice Department is arguing in court that immigrant families who were separated under the Trump administration Do not deserve compensation for the actions of U.S.… Read More »DOJ Argues Separated Families are not Entitled to Compensation
Senate confirmed President Biden’s nominee, Chris Magnus, to lead CBP. Chris Magnus, the police chief for Tucson, Arizona, will lead the agency in charge of… Read More »Senate confirms Chris Magnus to lead CBP
Law enforcement agencies will use Form I-854A to request a noncitizen witness or informant to receive classification as an S nonimmigrant. Form I-854B will be used by… Read More »I-854, Inter-Agency Alien Witness and Informant Record
DHS announced that it will begin implementation of the Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law.Signed by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. With… Read More »DHS Begins Implementation of Immigration Enforcement Priorities
As of November 29th, all TPS applicants may file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online. Before, the… Read More »Temporary protected status (TPS) Applicants can file forms I-821 and I-765 online
The USCIS mistakenly rejected certain applications for employment authorization from petitioners for U nonimmigrant status without a fee from June 14 through September 29, 2021. During this… Read More »Certain Petitioners for U Nonimmigrant Status may Receive a Refund
There has been a dramatic backlog in green card interviews. In October, it was reported that there were 468,891 pending interviews which minimally decreased by November,… Read More »State Department faced with a green card backlog￼
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… 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