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Category: Immigration Law Issues

U.S. to Open Borders to Travel Starting November 8

Oct 21, 2021

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Canada lifted its ban on entry to fully vaccinated travelers on August 9, and late last week the Biden administration announced that the United States will follow suit starting November 8. Starting on...

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Biden Administration Opens DACA Changes for Public Comment

Oct 8, 2021

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced proposed rule changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that we hope will take place. These changes seem necessa...

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The Biden Administration Moves to Define "Public Charge"

Sep 30, 2021

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The United States has long had some kind of “public charge” measure factored into the immigration experience, but the Trump administration’s attempt to weaponize it has prompted the Biden administrati...

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Garland Reverses Trump AGs, Vacates Asylum Rulings

Jun 21, 2021

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As immigration lawyers, we spent much of the last four years disturbed by the lengths the Department of Justice (DOJ) would go to fundamentally change the government’s posture on immigration. The curr...

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U Visa Applicants Now Eligible for Work Cards as Part of Plan to Make Immigration More Humane

Jun 15, 2021

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On Monday, the Biden Administration made another announcement that continued the process of slowly making American immigration law more humane. The U visa is for victims of crime, most commonly domest...

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Supreme Court Rejects Incomplete Notices to Appear, Creates Opportunities for Foreign Nationals Who Were Improperly Served

Jun 14, 2021

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Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that a foreign national had to receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) as a single, complete document—a decision that could impact a huge number of cases and be very...

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Changes to I-529 Filings Count as Slow Progess

May 18, 2021

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The Biden administration came into office with the announcement of The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would bring about genuine, meaningful immigration reform. The possibility of meaningful chang...

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The Census Reveals Economic Reasons to be Pro-Immigration

Apr 30, 2021

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On April 29, The Washington Post made what seems on its face like a counterintuitive argument for increased immigration. Rather than argue the social value of immigration, the paper’s editorial board ...

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The Ways We Talk About Immigration

Apr 13, 2021

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We’ve been talking in the office about the language of immigration and in particular the use of the phrase “unaccompanied minor.” The legal-sounding euphemism mutes the reality of the situation for fa...

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U.S. Extends TPS to Venezuela

Mar 10, 2021

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In another sign that we have a new administration, the United States granted temporary protected status (TPS) to Venezuelans on Tuesday. Former President Donald Trump repeatedly worked to end TPS stat...

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