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  • Article: Proposed Legislation Will Address Backlogs of Immigration by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    Proposed Legislation Will Address Backlogs of Immigration by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. Backlogs in the immigration of high-skilled workers have made it harder for businesses in the United States to hire workers from overseas. Well, there have been a few Bills proposed in Congress that will work to reduce backlogs and other challenges that employees and employers. Here’s what you should know about these Bills, ...
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  • Article: Immigration in the Supreme Court, 2021 Term by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    Immigration in the Supreme Court, 2021 Term by Kevin Johnson Few will soon forget the 2021 Term in U.S. Supreme Court history. For weeks, news was dominated by a leaked draft opinion in a blockbuster abortion case, which foreshadowed the overruling of Roe v. Wade (1973) in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In addition, controversy surrounded conservative Justice Clarence Thomas's ethical obligations in connection with the Co...
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  • Article: Unpacking the Federal STEM Initiatives and Immigrants’ Role in the US Workforce by Nan Wu for Immigration Impact

    Unpacking the Federal STEM Initiatives and Immigrants’ Role in the US Workforce by Nan Wu Demand for workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to grow in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the country will need about one million more workers for new STEM jobs between 2020 and 2030. Meanwhile, immigrants are playing an increasingly important role in filling these jobs that are critical to U.S. innovat...
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  • Article: The EB-5 Regional Center Program Has Reopened by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    The EB-5 Regional Center Program Has Reopened by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. Vince Chhabria, the US District Judge, ordered a preliminary injunction across the nation in the Behring Regional Center vs. Mayorkas case, resulting in the EB-5 regional center program’s reopening for projects, regional centers, and investors. The IIUSA had made a legal case to offer relief to every regional center, and the Judge ac...
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  • Article: What to Know About the Interim Final Rule's Implementation for Asylum Processing by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    What to Know About the Interim Final Rule's Implementation for Asylum Processing by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have started to implement a new rule on May 31, 2022, for eligible asylum seekers who are subject to expedited removal to get the relief they need as soon as possible and those who are ineligible are removed immediately. This rule is designed ...
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  • Article: In Blow to Asylum, House Appropriations Committee Greenlights Title 42 by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    In Blow to Asylum, House Appropriations Committee Greenlights Title 42 by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick The House Appropriations Committee on Friday passed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023, as part of the year-over-year process that Congress undertakes to fund the government. Although the bill contains several pro-immigrant measures, much of that progress was overshadowed by a successful last-minute amendment targeting asylum. The amendment would force DH...
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  • Article: BREAKING NEWS: "Judge Chhabra's Ruling Puts Regional Centers Back in Business" by David Hirson, Esq. & Mona Shah, Esq.

    BREAKING NEWS: "Judge Chhabra's Ruling Puts Regional Centers Back in Business" by David Hirson, Esq. & Mona Shah, Esq. “The agency is enjoined from treating the existing regional centers as deauthorized while this litigation is pending (or until the agency engages in a reasoned decision-making process regarding how to treat these centers under the Integrity Act).” United States District Judge Vince Chhabria brought a smile of relief to the EB-5 Industry last Friday, with...
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  • Article: State Department Denies Substantial Percentage of Employer-Sponsored Immigrant Visas by Leslie Dellon for Immigration Impact

    State Department Denies Substantial Percentage of Employer-Sponsored Immigrant Visas by Leslie Dellon Surprising data recently revealed that consular officers denied applicants for employer-sponsored immigrant visas at a far higher rate than U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers denied green cards to employer-sponsored applicants. Data analyzed by the Cato Institute shows that since Fiscal Year 2008, USCIS denied about 8% of employer-sponsored immigrants while the ...
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  • Article: Congress Ends Months of Uncertainty for Immigrant Investors in Regional Centers by Leslie Dellon for Immigration Impact

    Congress Ends Months of Uncertainty for Immigrant Investors in Regional Centers by Leslie Dellon For more than 8 months, noncitizens with approved immigrant petitions for investments in regional centers have been in limbo. Congress has now ended that limbo, by reauthorizing the EB-5 regional center program. At midnight on June 30, 2021, the congressional authorization for the EB-5 regional center program investor category expired. U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) stopped app...
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  • Article: Lawsuit Challenges Delays in U.S. Citizenship Application Processing Due to Cave-Stored Files by Leslie Dellon for Immigration Impact

    Lawsuit Challenges Delays in U.S. Citizenship Application Processing Due to Cave-Stored Files by Leslie Dellon Thirteen U.S. lawful permanent residents filed a lawsuit to end the delay by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in processing their applications to become U.S. citizens. The excessive delays are now threatening their ability to vote in the November 2022 elections. The plaintiffs each filed their applications in 2020. Yet, they are still waiting for their in...
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