U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen did not immediately rule on a closely watched case over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)… Read More »No Ruling in Case Deciding Fate of DACA Immigration Program
NBC News reports that lawyers tasked with reuniting migrant families separated during the Trump administration informed a federal court yesterday that they have recently contacted the parents… Read More »Lawyers Find the Parents of 61 More Separated Migrant Children
DOS announced that the travel of immigrants; fiancé(e) visa holders; certain exchange visitors; and pilots/aircrew traveling for training or aircraft pickup, delivery, or maintenance is in… Read More »DOS Provides Information on National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations
immigration lawyers filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over a Trump-era policy that froze visa issuance in 35 different countries due to COVID-19. The suit was… Read More »Biden Sued over Coronavirus Visa Restrictions Initiated Under Trump
USCIS announced that F-1 students can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online if they are filing for pre-completion OPT, post-completion OPT, or a… Read More »USCIS Announces Online Filing Options for F-1 Students Seeking OPT
USCIS announced that it has received enough electronic registrations to reach the FY2022 H-1B cap. USCIS has completed the random selection process and notified prospective petitioners.… Read More »USCIS Provides FY 2022 H-1B Cap Season Updates
Class Counsel Provides FAQs on Final Settlement Agreement in Lawsuit Challenging DHS’s One-Year Filing Deadline for Asylum Applications
On November 4, 2020, the District Court for the Western District of Washington approved a final settlement agreement in Mendez Rojas v. Wolf, a case addressing… Read More »Class Counsel Provides FAQs on Final Settlement Agreement in Lawsuit Challenging DHS’s One-Year Filing Deadline for Asylum Applications
USCIS announced flexibilities for certain foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765. These flexibilities apply only to applications received on or after… Read More »USCIS extends flexibilities to certain applicants filing Form I-765 for OPT.
Aa federal judge in Texas indefinitely blocked the Biden administration from continuing with the 100-day deportation moratorium. However, on Thursday, ICE employees were told they should… Read More »ICE will continue to only focus on certain immigrants, despite judicial deportation block.
Lawmakers formally introduced legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. as children ahead of House Democrats’ plan… Read More »House Dems introduce bill providing citizenship to Dreamers
EOIR issued a policy memo (PM 21-16) rescinding and cancelling PM 20-01, Case Processing at the Board of Immigration Appeals. Upon this rescission, the BIA returns to the… Read More »EOIR Rescinds Policy Memo on Case Processing at the BIA
ICE Agrees Not to Remove, Deny Requests for Stay of Removal, or Oppose Continuances for U Visa Petitioners for 90 Days
ASISTA and Sanctuary for Families provide an update on a lawsuit challenging ICE’s authority to eliminate the prima facie determination process for U visa petitioners. On March… Read More »ICE Agrees Not to Remove, Deny Requests for Stay of Removal, or Oppose Continuances for U Visa Petitioners for 90 Days
DOL published a proposal to further delay for 18 months the effective date and to delay for 18 months the transition date of the final rule on computation… Read More »DOL Proposes Further Delay of Final Rule on Computation of Prevailing Wage Levels
DOS extended its expanded interview waiver eligibility policy for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa (NIV) in the same classification until December 31, 2021. Applicants whose… Read More »DOS Expands Interview Waiver Eligibility
DOS posted the April 2021 Visa Bulletin. In addition to final action dates and dates for filing for family– and employment-based petitions, it contains notes on… Read More »DOS Provides Visa Bulletin for April 2021
A California federal judge issued a nationwide injunction barring a Trump-era rule – which would speed up immigration removal proceedings – from taking effect. The injunction… Read More »Judge blocks Trump-era rule that speeds up removal proceedings.
The Supreme Court dismissed three lawsuits over a Trump-era immigration policy that led some areas to declare themselves “sanctuary cities.” The policy was part of an effort… Read More »Supreme Court dismisses sanctuary city immigration suits.
DHS Secretary Mayorkas officially announced that the government will no longer defend the 2019 public charge rule as doing so is neither in the public… Read More »DHS officially issues statement on 2019 public charge rule.