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  • Article: Interim Guidance-Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies by David H. Nachman, Esq.

    Interim Guidance-Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies by David H. Nachman, Esq. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) delivered interim guidance (Johnson Memorandum) on February 18, 2021 that became effective immediately regarding priorities for custody decisions, financial expenditures, enforcement planning, strategic planning, and implementation of final orders of removal. Thereafter, on May 27, 2021, Acting General Counsel Joseph B. Maher issued a memorandum...
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  • Article: Attorney General Rescinds Two Trump Decisions, Restoring Protection to Many Asylum Seekers by Gianna Borroto for Immigration Impact

    Attorney General Rescinds Two Trump Decisions, Restoring Protection to Many Asylum Seekers by Gianna Borroto Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on June 16 that he is restoring a vital lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence, gang violence, and violence on account of family relationships. Garland issued two decisions overruling Trump-era Attorneys General Jeff Sessions and William Barr’s rulings disqualify many such individuals from asylum in the United States. Garland...
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  • Jun 18 - World Refugee Day , Liberian Refugee Immigration

    Jun 18 - World Refugee Day , Liberian Refugee Immigration

    Comment: World Refugee Day , Liberian Refugee Immigration Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, and News about Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Protections, USCIS on World Refugee, Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com Article: Biden Will Use Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Prote...
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  • Article - Biden Will Use Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Protections By Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact

    Biden Will Use Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Protections by Katy Murdza The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on June 11 its plan for funds the Trump administration had planned to use to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Unspent funds will address safety and environmental issues, while funds diverted from the Department of Defense will be returned for their original purposes. President Trump centered his immigration rhetoric on the...
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  • Article - Biden Signals Big Changes to Legal Immigration and Asylum Law with Spring Regulatory Agenda by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Biden Signals Big Changes to Legal Immigration and Asylum Law with Spring Regulatory Agenda by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick Twice each year, the federal government publishes a “regulatory agenda,” a preview of all the proposals that are in the pipeline to become federal regulations. Last week, the Biden administration used the 2021 Spring Regulatory Agenda to indicate the many ways that it intends to move away from the Trump era, in everything from legal immigration to ...
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  • Article: Sanchez v. Mayorkas: Although TPS Is Not An Admission, Justice Kagan’s Opinion Leaves Open Avenues For TPS Recipients To Adjust Status As Nonimmigrants by Cyrus D. Mehta & Kaitlyn Box

    Sanchez v. Mayorkas: Although TPS Is Not An Admission, Justice Kagan’s Opinion Leaves Open Avenues For TPS Recipients To Adjust Status As Nonimmigrants by Cyrus D. Mehta & Kaitlyn Box On June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court decided Sanchez v. Mayorkas, holding that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not constitute an admission under INA § 245(a) for purposes of adjustment of status. Though overall a disappointing decision, the Court’s opinion may nonetheless leave open some options for some TPS recipients who want to obtain their green cards. Sanc...
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  • Article: It’s Time to End Title 42 by Rebekah Wolf for Immigration Impact

    Article: It’s Time to End Title 42 by Rebekah Wolf for Immigration Impact

    It's Time to End Title 42 by Rebekah Wolf One policy first created by the Trump administration is responsible for the greatest restriction on access to our immigration system for asylum seekers than any other. It provides no meaningful opportunity for people caught in the policy to request humanitarian protection. Yet four months into the Biden administration, this policy is still in effect. The policy is called “Title 42,” a reference to the section of an old U.S. public heal...
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  • Article: Biden’s First Budget Is A Missed Opportunity to Overhaul Immigration Enforcement by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Biden's First Budget Is A Missed Opportunity to Overhaul Immigration Enforcement by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick President Biden released the first budget proposal of his presidency on May 29, a landmark for any new president. A presidential budget generally reflects the goals of the administration and can provide an important roadmap for the future. Unfortunately, despite calls for a serious rethinking of the role of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in immigration, the proposed bud...
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  • Article: Supreme Court Rejects Two Ninth Circuit Decisions That Protected Immigrants by Emma Winger for Immigration Impact

    Supreme Court Rejects Two Ninth Circuit Decisions That Protected Immigrants by Emma Winger In two unanimous decisions, the Supreme Court has rejected rules that provided protections for immigrants. The rejected rules came from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a court with a reputation as a liberal stronghold. It is the largest of all the federal courts of appeals. In United States v. Palomar-Santiago, the Supreme Court held last week that a person who is wrongly or...
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  • Article - DHS Issues New Guidance for Government Attorneys in Immigration Court Proceedings by Rebekah Wolf for Immigration Impact

    DHS Issues New Guidance for Government Attorneys in Immigration Court Proceedings by Rebekah Wolf U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) issued a new memorandum on May 27 that provides guidance on how its attorneys can and should exercise prosecutorial discretion. In the memo, which was made public on Friday, the lead government attorney for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in immigration court proceedings reitera...
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