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  • Article: What Are the Benefits of the J-1 Visa? by Lennet Peñate for Immigration Impact

    What Are the Benefits of the J-1 Visa? by Lennet Peñate for Immigration Impact Over the past year, sweeping orders have banned many non-immigrant visa holders from entering the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic gave many former Trump administration officials the opportunity to restrict immigration based on fears surrounding the spread of the coronavirus and U.S. unemployment and immigration. The extended executive order —in effect until March 31—has consequently kept J-1 v...
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  • Feb 25 - DOS Visa Bulletin,H-2B Cap

    Feb 25 - DOS Visa Bulletin,H-2B Cap

    Comment: DOS Visa Bulletin,H-2B Cap Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about the assessment of February Visa Bulletin put forth by the Department of State, USCIS notice about H-2B cap for fiscal year 2021 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: Did March 2021 Visa Bulletin Meet Priority Date Forward Movement Projectio...
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  • Article: Did March 2021 Visa Bulletin Meet Priority Date Forward Movement Projections from the February Bulletin? by Rabi Singh and Scott Girard

    Did March 2021 Visa Bulletin Meet Priority Date Forward Movement Projections from the February Bulletin? by Rabi Singh & Scott Girard Last month, we blogged [1] about potential priority date forward movement projections contained in the February 2021 visa bulletin. On February 23, 2021 the Department of State (DOS) posted the March 2021 visa bulletin. Now is the time to assess whether the projections put forth by the February visa bulletin still holds true. For the most part, the projections ...
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  • Article: The U.S. Supreme Court Supports SEC in EB-5 Case by David North for Center for Immigration Studies by David North for Center for Immigration Studies

    The U.S. Supreme Court Supports SEC in EB-5 Case by David North for Center for Immigration Studies The U.S. Supreme Court rarely deals with EB-5 (immigrant investor) cases, but did so yesterday, when it supported the Securities and Exchange Commission (the cop on the beat) and refused to hear a case against a New York immigration lawyer, Hui Feng, costing him $2.4 million, according to an article behind a partial paywall by Law360 . The EB-5 program grants a family-sized set of gr...
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  • Article: From ‘aliens’ to ‘noncitizens’ – the Biden administration is proposing to change a legal term to recognize the humanity of non-Americans by Kevin Johnson

    From ‘aliens’ to ‘noncitizens’ – the Biden administration is proposing to change a legal term to recognize the humanity of non-Americans by Kevin Johnson A profound change has been proposed by the Biden administration for U.S. immigration law . Following up on candidate Joe Biden’s promise of immigration reform legislation , the U.S. Citizenship Act would eliminate the term “alien” from the U.S. immigration laws. The country’s bedrock immigration law, the Immigration and Nationality Act, would be amended to say ...
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  • Article: New ICE Enforcement Priorities Represent an Important Shift, But More Change Is Needed by Jennie Guilfoyle for Immigration Impact

    New ICE Enforcement Priorities Represent an Important Shift, But More Change Is Needed by Jennie Guilfoyle for Immigration Impact For years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has taken a harsh, punitive approach that has ripped families and communities apart. The Trump administration’s approach was particularly cruel and xenophobic, resulting in the highest detention numbers the United States has ever seen. ICE’s new enforcement priorities hopefully signal an im...
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  • Article: Biden Plan for Undocumented and Those with Removal Orders Is Generous by Alan Lee, Esq.

    Biden Plan for Undocumented and Those with Removal Orders Is Generous by Alan Lee, Esq. The Biden Administration’s big immigration bill, “The US Citizenship Act”, sent to Congress on February 18, 2021, is expected to draw opposition and faces an uphill climb. In what form it will emerge from Congress if it does remains to be seen. This article will only discuss one part of the bill – the provisions for the undocumented including those with final orders of removal or deportat...
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  • 文章:【重磅消息】劳工部涨工资新规及限制跨专业申请H-1B新规被全面暂停!作者:Zeng Law Group, PLLC

    【重磅消息】劳工部涨工资新规及限制跨专业申请H-1B新规被全面暂停! by Zeng Law Group, PLLC 曾晖律师, 2020年12月3日 昨天...
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  • Article: DHS Strikes Down Trump Deal with ICE Union, Paving the Way for Biden’s Changes to Immigration Enforcement by Melissa Cruz

    DHS Strikes Down Trump Deal with ICE Union, Paving the Way for Biden’s Changes to Immigration Enforcement by Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact Just days before it was due to take effect, the Biden administration has struck down a last-minute deal made between the Trump administration and the union for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The agreement would have given ICE’s union the authority to veto President Biden’s immigration enforcement policies. The union—which endorsed T...
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  • Article: The Border Patrol’s Culture of Racism Impacts Every Facet of the Agency Today by Katy Murdza

    The Border Patrol’s Culture of Racism Impacts Every Facet of the Agency Today by Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact The U.S. Border Patrol has been rooted in institutional racism since its founding in 1924. Almost a century later, the agency continues to commit racially fueled violent acts with near impunity. The American Immigration Council details this history in a new report, The Legacy of Racism within the U.S. Border Patrol . Here are five key takeaways from the report: T...
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