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  • Article: Immigration News That You Can Use - Doyle Memorandum; June Visa Chart Big Effects; New 540 Day Extensions for Many EAD Renewals; More Stats on H-1B Season; USCIS Published Case Processing Times? by Alan Lee, Esq.

    Immigration News That You Can Use - Doyle Memorandum Gives Hope to Those in Removal Proceedings; June Visa Chart Big Effects; New 540 Day Extensions for Many EAD Renewals; More Stats on H-1B Season; Improvement on USCIS Published Case Processing Times? by Alan Lee, Esq. Doyle memorandum gives hope to those in removal proceedings. The memorandum by Principal Legal Advisor Kerry E. Doyle on April 4, 2022, changes the landscape of prosecutorial discretion (PD) used by the government in immigration cases. It is estimated that aggressive use of the PD guidelines will knock approximately 700,000 cases from the 1.7 million backlog of the immigration courts. ICE attorneys are to prioritize three groups of cases &nda...
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  • Article: Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings by Kate Goettel for Immigration Impact

    Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings by Kate Goettel The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision on May 16 rejecting federal court review of fact-finding done by immigration courts. The Court’s reasoning could have wide-ranging impacts on many more types of immigration relief. The case—Patel v. Garland—centers around Pankajkumar Patel, a native of India, who erroneously checked a box on a Georgia drivers’ license appl...
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  • Article: The Border Patrol Is Going to Eliminate Its Secretive Critical Incident Teams by Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact

    The Border Patrol Is Going to Eliminate Its Secretive Critical Incident Teams by Katy Murdza U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced in a May 6 memorandum that it would eliminate its Border Patrol Critical Incident Teams (BPCITs). The teams have faced criticism for their secretive role at the scenes of incidents involving Border Patrol agents in which someone has died or been seriously injured. BPCITs currently respond to critical incidents, defined as “any incident that...
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  • Article: The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants by Kate Goettel for Immigration Impact

    The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants by Kate Goettel Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. The draft opinion—published last week in an unprecedented leak—is based in a legal concept known as “originalism,” which looks to the original text of t...
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  • Article: USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays by Emma Winger for Immigration Impact

    USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays by Emma Winger U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing backlog. Effective May...
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  • Article: RIA: The End of Pooled Direct. Enter the Duplicative Direct Project by Mona Shah, Esq.

    RIA: The End of Pooled Direct. Enter the Duplicative Direct Project by Mona Shah, Esq. An Alternative to Direct Pooled Projects Introduction The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (“RIA") passed on March 15, 2022 ensured an abrupt cessation of what had been dubbed: the “Golden Era” of direct pooled projects. Direct pooled projects have been in existence ever since the implementation of the EB-5 category under the Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMAC1990). However, with th...
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  • Article: TV Watch List for AAPI Heritage Month by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    TV Watch List for AAPI Heritage Month by Kevin Johnson Center for Asian American Media offers this TV watch list for the month of May The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu | Pacific Heartbeat May 2 on TV, online & on the PBS app On Honolulu’s famous Waikiki Beach stand four large stones that represent a Hawaiian tradition of healing and gender diversity that is all but unknown to the millions of locals and tourists passing by. According to legend, the stones are a tribute to four mahu, people of dual male and female spirit, who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii and used their spiritual power to cure disease. Asian American Stories of...
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  • Article: Brown Around Town: Stranded Afghans by Jan H. Brown

    Article: Brown Around Town: Stranded Afghans by Jan H. Brown

    Brown Around Town: Stranded Afghans by Jan H. Brown If you are having difficulty viewing this document please click here. About The Author Jan H. Brown has been practicing immigration law for over 40 years, representing businesses and individuals in securing US immigration status. He is currently a chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s Afghan Task Force, and is a chair of the NYSBA International Section’s Immigration and Nationality Committee as well. Mr. Brown is a former chair ...
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  • Article: Brown Around Town: The Employment Wait by Jan H. Brown

    Article: Brown Around Town: The Employment Wait by Jan H. Brown

    Brown Around Town: The Employment Wait by Jan H. Brown If you are having difficulty viewing this document please click here. About The Author Jan H. Brown has been practicing immigration law for over 40 years, representing businesses and individuals in securing US immigration status. He is currently a chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s Afghan Task Force, and is a chair of the NYSBA International Section’s Immigration and Nationality Committee as well. Mr. Brown is a former...
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  • Article: Immigrants Will Be Vital in America's Fastest Growing Jobs Through 2030 by Steven Hubbard for Immigration Impact

    Immigrants Will Be Vital in America's Fastest Growing Jobs Through 2030 by Steven Hubbard The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains and kept people from going back to work at a time when the demand for goods and labor is high. This has left America contending with a labor shortage while also experiencing high levels of inflation. To investigate further, the new report “Amid Rising Inflation, Immigrant Workers Help Ease Labor Shortages” examines how immigration can ...
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