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  • Article: Press Release: Niskanen Center Calls for TPS and SSR for Ukrainians in the United States by Matthew La Corte

    Press Release: Niskanen Center Calls for TPS and SSR for Ukrainians in the United States by Matthew La Corte WASHINGTON, D.C. January 26, 2022 — Today, the Niskanen Center calls on the Biden administration to designate new Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Special Student Relief (SSR) for eligible Ukrainians due to the threat of violence from Russia. On January 23, 2022, the Department of State issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory and “authorized the voluntary departure of ...
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  • Article: Changing Cut Off Dates Leave India EB-3 Applicants in an Immigration Limbo by Leslie Dellon for Immigration Impact

    Changing Cut Off Dates Leave India EB-3 Applicants in an Immigration Limbo by Leslie Dellon Annual limits on immigrant visa numbers, combined with processing delays and wasted numbers, mean even longer waits for people to become U.S. permanent residents. In November, the “cut off” date for visa eligibility retrogressed (moved backward in time) for people born in India who are in the employment-based (EB) third preference category for skilled workers, professionals, and “other work...
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  • Article: State Department Waives Fees for Immigrants Denied Visas Due to the Muslim Ban by Kate Goettel for Immigration Impact

    State Department Waives Fees for Immigrants Denied Visas Due to the Muslim Ban by Kate Goettel The State Department announced a new rule that will waive fees for visa applicants who were denied because of the Muslim and refugee ban. Under the new rule, an immigrant visa applicant who has an approved immigration petition may reapply for a visa without paying the fees if they were refused a visa under the Muslim Ban. The new rule is in furtherance of a presidential proclamation that Pr...
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  • Article: The EB-5 Regional Center Program Should Stay Expired as a Better Alternative Already Exists by Kurt Reuss

    The EB-5 Regional Center Program Should Stay Expired as a Better Alternative Already Exists by Kurt Reuss The EB-5 Regional Center Program has expired. The program may be brought back to life — but the American economy will be better served if it isn’t. Yes, the Regional Center Program has helped stimulate commercial real estate development in the U.S. and had some economic benefits, but it never lived up to its mandate of creating permanent jobs and stimulating areas in need...
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  • Article: Training of Immigration Judges June 2021 [Part 3 of 3] by David L. Cleveland

    Training of Immigration Judges June 2021 [Part 3 of 3] by David L. Cleveland Immigration Judges were given training in June 2021. In response to a FOIA request by the Louise Trauma Center, 884 pages were released.  This article will summarize pages 638-884. The pages are available on the FOIA page at www.louisetrauma.weebly.com, marked as “IJ June 2021 pages 638-884.” DOJ Equal Employment Opportunity Policy begins at page 1 of 247. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misco...
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  • Article: Leaked Photos Reveal Inhumane Conditions in Border Processing Centers by Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact

    Leaked Photos Reveal Inhumane Conditions in Border Processing Centers by Katy Murdza New leaked photos of Border Patrol stations in Yuma, Arizona show Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) inhumane treatment of people apprehended at the border— revealing that years of overcrowded, unsanitary, and cruel conditions continue despite multiple deaths, legal challenges, and the Biden administration’s promise to create a humane immigration system. The 18 photos show peopl...
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  • Article: Training of Immigration Judges June 2021 [Part 2 of 3] by David L. Cleveland

    Training of Immigration Judges June 2021 [Part 2 of 3] by David L. Cleveland Immigration Judges were given training in June 2021. In response to a FOIA request by the Louise Trauma Center, 884 pages were released.  This article will summarize pages 303-637. The pages are available on the FOIA page at www.louisetrauma.weebly.com, marked as “IJ June 2021 pages 303-637.” Gender-Related Persecution [begins at page 3 of 335] The UNHCR published Guidelines on Gender Perse...
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  • Article: Supreme Court Hears Arguments Addressing the Legality of Detention Without Bond by Caroline Walters and Kate Melloy Goettel for Immigration Impact

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments Addressing the Legality of Detention Without Bond by Caroline Walters and Kate Melloy Goettel This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two related immigration cases. Each asks whether certain noncitizens are entitled to bond hearings before a judge after the government has detained them for a prolonged amount of time. The question of prolonged detention for certain noncitizens has been before the Supreme Court before. But this case ...
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  • Article: Training of Immigration Judges June 2021 [Part 1 of 3] by David L. Cleveland

    Training of Immigration Judges June 2021 by David L. Cleveland Immigration Judges were given training in June 2021. In response to a FOIA request by the Louise Trauma Center, 884 pages were released.  This article will summarize pages 1-302. The pages are available on the FOIA page at www.louisetrauma.weebly.com, marked as “IJ June 2021 pages 1-302.” Pages 1-24 of 302 features a Table of Contents and the biographies of presenters. International Religious Freedom Act...
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  • Article: Immigration News That You Can Use - New H1B Cap Season Ramping Up; F, M and J Visa Applications Made Easier MFL Termination Letters and NVC Need for Quality Control; Applicants Leave US Before Decisions by Alan Lee, Esq

    Immigration News That You Can Use - New H-1B Cap Season Ramping Up; Dropbox Use Expanded for US Visas Overseas; F, M and J Visa Applications Made Easier; MFL Termination Letters and NVC Need for Quality Control; Flexibility Extended for Time to Respond to USCIS Actions; Visa Problems Where Applicants Leave US Before Decisions on Extension/Change of Status Requests. by Alan Lee, Esq New H-1B Cap Season ramping up. About 1 ½ months from now, USCIS will begin the employer registration proce...
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