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  • Article: The Fascinating Confluence of Temporary Protected Status, Removal and Employment-Based Adjustment of Status By Cyrus Mehta

    The Fascinating Confluence of Temporary Protected Status, Removal and Employment-Based Adjustment of Status by Cyrus Mehta Immigration Judge Ila C. Deiss’ summary order shows how one who is granted Temporary Protected Status can adjust to permanent resident status through an I-140 petition filed by an employer. Here are the facts based upon which IJ Deiss issued the order: The Respondent is a native and citizen of Nepal who arrived in the United States in 2006 in F-1 student status. In 2007 he ...
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  • Article: What We Know About USCIS' New H-1B Cap Registration System By Leslie Dellon

    What We Know About USCIS' New H-1B Cap Registration System by Leslie Dellon The new process for petitioning for highly educated H-1B workers will officially begin on March 1, 2020. For the first time, a U.S. employer who wants to file a petition that is subject to the annual limits must first register with U.S. Citizenship and ...
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  • Article: Indian Immigrants Are Saving Canadian Hockey: How the Punjabi diaspora rescued Canada's national sport By Kevin Johnson

    Indian Immigrants Are Saving Canadian Hockey: How the Punjabi diaspora rescued Canada's national sport by Kevin Johnson "Instead of threatening the quintessential Canadian [sports] institution [of hockey], immigrants are strengthening it at a time when it needs the help.” Shikha Dalmia writes for Reason that the Punjabi Indian diaspora — especially in Canada — is in fact very much into hockey. Supported by shows like Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition , “Nothing ...
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  • Article: Why Is the U.S. Denying Detained Border-Crossers Flu Shots? By Kristie De Peña

    Why Is the U.S. Denying Detained Border-Crossers Flu Shots? by Kristie De Peña Guatemalan Lesbia Garcia, friend of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, the sixteen-year-old migrant who died in May in immigration custody in Texas, visits the cemetery where his is buried in San Jose El Rodeo village, in the municipality of Cubulco, Baja Verapaz Department, northwest of Guatemala City, on December 7, 2019. - Seven months after the death of Carlos under the custody of the U...
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  • Article: To the Chagrin of CBP By Eugene Goldstein

    Article: To the Chagrin of CBP By Eugene Goldstein

    To the Chagrin of CBP by Eugene Goldstein On November 25, ICE Posted: “Social Media Spreading Misinformation Concerning Alleged Ice Activity”. ICE stated: “A statement posted to social media, Nov. 23, is a prime example of the reckless, irresponsible misinformation that continues to mislead the public concerning the mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).” The purported incident occurred in Redmond, Washington on November 23 and mentioned that an I...
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  • Article: Filing under the FY 2021 H-1B Cap; How will H-1B Registration Work? By Cora-Ann Pestaina

    Filing under the FY 2021 H-1B Cap; How will H-1B Registration Work? by Cora-Ann Pestaina It’s the year 2020! We celebrate the start of a new decade and are hopeful for good things to come. Will the upcoming H-1B cap season be one of those good things? All we know for sure is that it will be different. Preparing for the cap season can be stressful but we recognize the stressors and, through trial and error, we have developed various coping strategies and mechanisms. But this year, we...
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  • Article: California court of appeal: Orange County Beach City Cannot Opt Out of California Sanctuary State Law By Kevin Johnson

    California court of appeal: Orange County Beach City Cannot Opt Out of California Sanctuary State Law by Kevin Johnson California is a self-declared "sanctuary" state.  However, not every city in the Golden State was inclined to be sanctuaries.  Yesterday,  the the California Fourth District Court of Appeal overturned an Orange County Superior Court judge’s ruling siding with Huntington Beach in its lawsuit challenging Califo...
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  • Article: 4 Ways USCIS’ Proposed Fee Increase Fails to Solve the Agency’s Problems By Melissa Cruz

    4 Ways USCIS’ Proposed Fee Increase Fails to Solve the Agency’s Problems by Melissa Cruz U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) recent proposal to increase most of their fees has been met with strong opposition. The proposal drew widespread attention, garnering nearly 10,000 comments. The agency claims the new fees will help reduce the growing application backlog. Yet the agency offers no solution as to how that will be achiev...
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  • Article: Its Official Now: USCIS Issues Notice Of Implementation Of H-1B Registration Process For FY2021 By Rabindra Singh

    Its Official Now: USCIS Issues Notice Of Implementation Of H-1B Registration Process For FY2021 by Rabindra Singh U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today the implementation of the H–1B registration process for H–1B cap-subject petitions. Here are important takeaways:The initial H–1B petition registration period will begin on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  USCIS intends to close the initial registration period on Friday, March 20, 2020, and will announce the actual ...
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  • Article: EB-5: 2020 and Beyond By H. Ronald Klasko

    Article: EB-5: 2020 and Beyond By H. Ronald Klasko

    EB-5: 2020 and Beyond by H. Ronald Klasko The EB-5 program is undergoing the most significant changes in over 10 years – maybe ever. The changes are driven primarily by the new regulation increasing investment amounts and significantly restricting the geographical areas that qualify as “targeted employment areas”.  Secondarily, the lengthy quota backlogs in the three most prolific EB-5 countries, as well as the unprecedented USCIS processing delays, all combine to make th...
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