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  • Article: Opposition Mounts to Trump’s Effort to Delay Work Permits for People Seeking Asylum By Emma Winger

    Opposition Mounts to Trump’s Effort to Delay Work Permits for People Seeking Asylum by Emma Winger The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that would delay work authorization for people seeking asylum in the United States. The move is drawing opposition from advocates across the country. The proposed rule risks leaving people unable to support themselves and their families for months. The rule would eliminate a 30-day deadline by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U...
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  • Article: New EB-5 Legislation Addresses Chronic Wait Lines: Relief for Chinese, Vietnamese, and Indian Applicants? By Bernard Wolfsdorf and Joseph Barnett

    New EB-5 Legislation Addresses Chronic Wait Lines: Relief for Chinese, Vietnamese, and Indian Applicants? by By Bernard Wolfsdorf and Joseph Barnett On November 5, 2019 the Republican Senate leadership introduced an excellent new EB-5 modernization bill (S. 2778 Immigrant Investor Program Relief Act) that provides comprehensive solutions to many of the problematic issues this job creation program, including much needed integrity measures.  In addition to extending the Regional Center program through Septemb...
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  • Article: What Is Next for Trump’s Health Care Ban? By Melissa Cruz

    Article: What Is Next for Trump’s Health Care Ban? By Melissa Cruz

    What Is Next for Trump’s Health Care Ban? by Melissa Cruz A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s health care ban on Saturday, one day before it was scheduled to go into effect. The ban would have barred entry for any prospective immigrant who could not prove they would be covered by qualifying health insurance within their first 30 days in the United States or have the financial means to pay for all “reasonably foreseeable” medical expenses. The temporary res...
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  • Article: Political Asylum Overdone By Harry DeMell

    Article: Political Asylum Overdone By Harry DeMell

    Political Asylum Overdone by Harry DeMell ...
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  • Article: How to Beat the Statistics Despite Rising H-1B Denial Rates By Sheila Danzig

    How to Beat the Statistics Despite Rising H-1B Denial Rates by Sheila Danzig Following the Trump Administration’s “Buy American and Hire American” policy, USCIS declassified documents show that approval standards for H-1B visas have changed without statutory basis. This has led to a massive spike in RFEs and Denials for H-1B petitions – both for initial filings, and for H-1B extensions for cases that had previously been approved. Executive director of the National Foundation fo...
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  • Article: Trump Is Not King, Cannot Rewrite Public Charge Law Through Executive Fiat By Cyrus Mehta

    Trump Is Not King, Cannot Rewrite Public Charge Law Through Executive Fiat by Cyrus Mehta Can President Trump act like a king by rewriting US immigration law through the invocation of INA 212(f)? Although America shrugged itself from the yolk of King George III in 1776, Trump issued a Proclamation on October 4, 2019 in total disregard of a Congressional statute – defining who is likely to become a public charge – that would bar intending immigrants from the United States if they d...
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  • Article: Congress Debates Current Policies That Make Life More Difficult for Immigrant Service Members and Their Families By Katie Rane

    Congress Debates Current Policies That Make Life More Difficult for Immigrant Service Members and Their Families by Katie Rane At a House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Hearing on Tuesday, Congress heard testimony from experts about the impact of recent immigration policies affecting foreign-born military members, veterans, and their families. The witnesses addressed a myriad of policy changes surrounding the naturalization of service members and the separation of military families. Policy changes h...
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  • Article: EB-5 Minimum Investment Amount Increases to $900,000 November 21, 2019 – Can an EB-5 Applicant Invest Less Than the Full $500,000 Now and Still Qualify? By Joseph Barnett and Vivian Zhu

    EB-5 Minimum Investment Amount Increases to $900,000 November 21, 2019 – Can an EB-5 Applicant Invest Less Than the Full $500,000 Now and Still Qualify? by Joseph Barnett and Vivian Zhu With the minimum EB-5 investment amount increasing to at least $900,000 on November 21, 2019, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP has been asked numerous times whether an EB-5 applicant can invest less than the current investment level of $500,000 to secure eligibility under the current EB-5 rules.  Here are five things to know about this option: What EB-5 ...
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  • Article: USCIS Changes Policy on Fee Waivers, Potentially Deterring Thousands of Citizenship Applications By Melissa Cruz

    USCIS Changes Policy on Fee Waivers, Potentially Deterring Thousands of Citizenship Applications by Melissa Cruz The cost of filing an application for citizenship—usually a hefty $725—has long been a barrier for some immigrants. Now, a change to the naturalization process may leave even more people priced out of becoming a U.S. citizen. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new policy that will change how the agency determines eligibility for a waiver of its ...
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  • Article: New Process in El Paso Seeks to Deport Asylum Seekers in Less Than 10 Days By Katie Shepherd

    New Process in El Paso Seeks to Deport Asylum Seekers in Less Than 10 Days by Katie Shepherd The Trump administration began a secretive new asylum process in El Paso, Texas that came to light late last week. It seeks to deter asylum seekers from coming to the United States and to remove them as quickly as possible once they’re here. The process—dubbed the “Prompt Asylum Claim Review” or “PACR”—condenses the asylum process from several months or more to under 10 days. It i...
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