Tag: DHS

How Do We Deal with USCIS' Budget Issues?

Aug 31, 2020

As immigration lawyers, we deal extensively with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and when the agency announced in June that it needed to furlough almost 70 percent of its s...

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USCIS to Hike Fees October 2

Aug 14, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its sadly predictable solution to the budgetary issues that prompted United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to threaten to f...

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The Administration Is Fighting the Courts on DACA

Jul 30, 2020

How chaotic is the current administration?  On Tuesday, while we were working on a blog post on the July 17 ruling from Judge Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court in Maryland that the Depart...

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Good News in an FAQ from DHS on OPT

May 13, 2020

You know you’re an immigration lawyer when an FAQ from the Department of Homeland Security regarding F-1 student and OPT issues during COVID-19 makes you happy. True, we may be punchy from all th...

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Has the Trump Administration Instituted Travel Ban 4.0?

Apr 24, 2019

Monday, the White House issued a new memorandum on Non-immigrant visa overstays   The short version is that the White House thinks the number of people coming in with permission and oversta...

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TPS Status Reinstated Temporarily While Case is Before Courts

Mar 15, 2019

Last October, The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction against the suspension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals from El Salvador,...

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Proposed Rule Changes Redefine "Public Charge"

Oct 19, 2018

Late last month, the Trump Administration announced proposed changes to what is known as “the Public Charge rule,” changes that “are unnecessarily strict and hard-hearted rules aimed at solving a prob...

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Neilsen v. Preap Oral Arguments Hint at How Kavanaugh May Approach Immigration Issues

Oct 16, 2018

Last week, Justice Brett Kavanaugh heard oral arguments for the first time and gave us a hint at how his confirmation may affect immigration law. On Wednesday, he participated in oral arguments for Ni...

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Neglectful Treatment of Children Heightens Cruelty in Immigration Policy

May 29, 2018

Last week, stories of children emphasized the failings of immigration law, of the systems that foreign nationals encounter here, and of the current administration’s outlook on the issue. The Departmen...

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DHS Ends TPS for Honduras Against all Evidence

May 9, 2018

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for those in the United States from Honduras. Many of them reside in New Orleans. They will only be allowed t...

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