Attorney General Garland issued a memo to the heads of all executive departments and agencies with guidelines for the fair and effective administration of the Freedom… Read More »Attorney general issues memorandum on FOIA guidelines
District court Issues nationwide preliminary injunction partially blocking DHS’s civil immigration enforcement guidance
In response to a lawsuit filed by the states of Arizona, Montana, and Ohio seeking to prevent DHS from implementing its September 30, 2021, civil immigration… Read More »District court Issues nationwide preliminary injunction partially blocking DHS’s civil immigration enforcement guidance
ICE announced the closure of Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsen, AL, and plans to limit use of Glades County Detention Center.Winn Correctional Center, and Alamance… Read More »ICE to close etowah detention center and limit use of three others
The states of Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Louisiana requesting that the court vacate… Read More »Three states sue administration to challenge CDC’s order terminating title 42 expulsions
OFLC announced that FLAG will upgrade the H-2B form fill-and-submit module. H-2B submissions after 6:00 pm (ET) on April 28, 2022, must be submitted in the… Read More »OFLC provides guidance on H-2B form submissions
USCIS issued policy guidance. Regarding conditional permanent resident (CPR) cases, stating that USCIS officers may consider waiving an interview in these cases if an applicant… Read More »USCIS issues policy guidance on interview waiver criteria for family-based CPRs
DHS extends COVID-19 vaccination requirements for non-U.S. travelers entering at the Canadian and Mexican borders
DHS announced it will extend requirements for non-U.S. Travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals to be fully vaccinated against… Read More »DHS extends COVID-19 vaccination requirements for non-U.S. travelers entering at the Canadian and Mexican borders
ICE’s recent memo to OPLA attorneys on civil immigration enforcement and prosecutorial discretion (known informally as the Doyle Memorandum) takes effect on Monday, April 25, 2022.
The Associated Press reports that the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, or Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).Will be argued tomorrow before the U.S. Supreme Court. President Biden halted… Read More »Supreme court weighs policy for migrants to wait in Mexico
ICE announced an extension until October 31, 2022, of flexibility in rules related to Form I-9 compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension will continue to… Read More »DHS extends flexibility in requirements related to form I-9 compliance
DHS issued a memorandum.With details on how the agency plans to prepare for and manage increased encounters with noncitizens at the southwest border. Including elements… Read More »Secretary Mayorkas issues memo on DHS plan for southwest border security and preparedness
DOS provided updated guidance for nationals of Ukraine seeking to enter the United States. The guidance clarifies information on the “Uniting for Ukraine” program, nonimmigrant visas,… Read More »DOS updates guidance for Ukraine nationals
Nearly 10,000 undocumented Ukrainians have been processed by U.S. border officials in the past two months, as thousands of refugees displaced by Russia’s invasion of… Read More »U.S. officials processed 9,926 undocumented Ukrainians in last two months, data shows
USCIS announced that individuals who previously received deferred action under DACA may file Form I-821D online. Currently, the option is only available for individuals who have… Read More »USCIS announces online filing for DACA renewal forms
ICE announced new policies on protections for detained noncitizens with serious mental disorders. Updates include ICE-specific guidelines on monitoring detainees with mental disorders, Ensuring that ICE… Read More »ICE releases new policies on protections for detained noncitizens with mental disorders
DHS releases advance copies of notices of special student relief and TPS designations for Sudan and Ukraine
DHS released advance copies of notices suspending certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is the Republic of Sudan or Ukraine (regardless of country of… Read More »DHS releases advance copies of notices of special student relief and TPS designations for Sudan and Ukraine
EOIR rescinded policy memoranda (PM) 19-05, Guidance Regarding the Adjudication of Asylum Applications Consistent with INA §208(d)(5)(A)(iii); PM 21-06, Asylum Processing; and PM 21-13, Continuances.
SEVP announced that it will extend the guidance originally issued in March 2020 for F and M students for the 2022-23 academic year.