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  • Article: H1Bs are under attack By Jagan Tamirisa

    Article: H1Bs are under attack By Jagan Tamirisa

    H1Bs are under attack by Jagan Tamirisa If you are having difficulty viewing this document please click here. About The Author Jagan Tamirisa is an attorney with Chugh. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of ILW.COM. ...
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  • Article: RELIEF ACT - The Boldest Immigration Proposal in Recent Years By Paul Szeto

    RELIEF ACT - The Boldest Immigration Proposal in Recent Years by Paul Szeto Once a while, you do get a nice surprise while browsing through the myriad of daily emails, news updates, briefings, etc.  The surprise came yesterday when I was reading the new RELIEF ACT drafted by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois.  The proposed law - Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act - is one of the boldest immigration proposal that any legislator has put on...
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  • Article: The State Of Play In Washington – October 2019 By Mona Shah

    Article: The State Of Play In Washington – October 2019 By Mona Shah

    The State Of Play In Washington – October 2019 by Mona Shah I recall sending out a blog piece discussing the State of Play in Washington last year-- October 2018 [1] . Back then, I discussed upcoming mid-term elections, the continued funding authorization for the EB-5 program, the Yoder Amendment, efforts to roll back H-4 EADs, amongst other issues. One year along and we are fundamentally at the same place! Congress gave the regional center program another short authorization; Senators G...
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  • Article: What Is Happening with Trump’s Border Wall? Here’s Everything You Need to Know So Far By Jorge Loweree

    What Is Happening with Trump’s Border Wall? Here’s Everything You Need to Know So Far by Jorge Loweree President Trump has made the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a cornerstone of his presidency. To date, not a single mile of new barriers has been erected. But the Trump administration continues to aggressively pursue new avenues to fund this project outside of the traditional federal appropriations process, including the president’s declaration of a national emergenc...
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  • Article: California Bans Private Prisons, Eliminating Immigration Detention Centers That Incarcerate 4,000 People By Katy Murdza

    California Bans Private Prisons, Eliminating Immigration Detention Centers That Incarcerate 4,000 People by Katy Murdza California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that will phase out private prisons—including federal immigration detention centers—throughout the state. The new law, AB 32, prohibits the state government and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from creating, modifying, or renewing prison contracts with private companies beginning on Jan...
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  • Article: “Public Charge” Rule Blocked Days Before Going Into Effect By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    “Public Charge” Rule Blocked Days Before Going Into Effect by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick The Trump administration suffered another immigration blow in court last Friday. The new “public charge” rule set to go into effect Tuesday, October 15, was blocked in three separate rulings by judges around the country. Courts in New York, San Francisco, and Seattle all issued rulings halting the implementation of the rule. This was largely seen as o...
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  • Article: Where Do We Stand Today After 3 Courts Put A Temporary Halt On The Public Charge Rule? By Alan Lee, Esq. 

    Where Do We Stand Today After 3 Courts Put A Temporary Halt On The Public Charge Rule? by Alan Lee, Esq. The Administration’s public charge rule for immigrants due to be implemented on October 15, 2019, ran into roadblocks thrown up by US district courts in New York, California, and Washington State. The preliminary injunctions in both New York and Washington were nationwide in scope while the one in California was more localized. Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson of the Eastern Distric...
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  • Article: A Whole New EB-5 World With Sam Udani Of ILW Immigration Daily – Episode 87 By Mona Shah

    A Whole New EB-5 World with Sam Udani of ILW Immigration Daily – Episode 87 by Mona Shah 09 Oct A Whole New EB-5 World with Sam Udani of ILW Immigration Daily – Episode 87 We can all agree that the landscape of EB-5 will look a lot different after November 21st. On this episode, Mona and Mark are joined by Sam Udani to discuss his vision of the post-reg EB-5 world. Listen in for Sam’s take on pending EB-5 legislation and the changing profile of projects and investors in lig...
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  • Article: Six Ways Immigration Reform Can “Make America Great” By Matthew La Corte

    Six Ways Immigration Reform Can “Make America Great” by Matthew La Corte President Trump and his allies continue to assail immigrants and perpetuate the myth that U.S. immigration is inherently detrimental to the health of the economy and society at large. From wage depletion and unfair job competition to violent crime and acts of terror, Trump’s “America First” mantra turns on the narrative that all immigrants are antithetical to Americans’ well-being. The academic ...
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  • Article: How to Challenge Gang Designations in Asylum Cases By Beau Baumann and Stephen Yale-Loehr*

    How to Challenge Gang Designations in Asylum Cases by Beau Baumann and Stephen Yale-Loehr* A familiar story plays out every week in U.S. immigration courts. A Latinx male has a removal hearing. The young man presents a plausible case for asylum or restriction on removal (better known as withholding of removal). To defeat the young man’s claims, the government produces a report alleging that he is a member of a gang. The report originated in a so-called “fusion...
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