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  • Article: Trump's 'Death to Asylum' Rule Will Go Into Effect Days Before He Leaves Office by Jennie Guilfoyle

    Trump's 'Death to Asylum' Rule Will Go Into Effect Days Before He Leaves Office by Jennie Guilfoyle for Immigration Impact The Trump administration has finalized a sweeping regulation that will effectively end asylum protection in the United States. The regulation , which was proposed in June, is set to go into effect on January 11—only nine days before President Trump leaves office. If implemented, it will mean that very few people fleeing persecution will be able to obtain ...
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  • Article: A Judge Fully Reinstated DACA, but Dreamers Are Still in Danger by Katy Murdza

    A Judge Fully Reinstated DACA, but Dreamers Are Still in Danger by Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact A federal judge in New York has overturned the Trump administration’s latest effort to limit the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. DACA temporarily protects certain people without immigration status from deportation and provides them with a work permit. The Trump administration’s previous effort to end the initiative altogether was rejected by the U.S....
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  • Article: Support Swells for U.S. to Expand Opportunities for Community Sponsorship of Refugees by Matthew La Corte and Laura J.W. Keppley

    Support Swells for U.S. to Expand Opportunities for Community Sponsorship of Refugees by Matthew La Corte, Laura J.W. Keppley The Trump administration presided over the most extensive cuts to refugee resettlement in the history of the modern resettlement program. President-elect Biden has promised to increase refugee admissions when he enters office in January. His nominees for key Cabinet positions, such as Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security, have been vocal in reco...
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  • Article: In Failed EB-5 Project, Investors Get 3/4 of Their Money Back, but No Visas by David North

    In Failed EB-5 Project, Investors Get 3/4 of Their Money Back, but No Visas by David North for Center for Immigration Studies A group of 88 Chinese investors in a failed downtown Chicago EB-5 project have settled their case against the developers and will secure about three-quarters of their money back, but no visas. Given the fate of many other EB-5 investors, the 88 should regard themselves as lucky; so should TD Bank, the bank holding their money, which escaped unharmed. The ter...
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  • Article: DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) IS BACK: USCIS to begin accepting new applications as of December 7, 2020 by David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq.

    DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) IS BACK: USCIS to begin accepting new applications as of December 7, 2020 by David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. On November 14, 2020, Judge Nicholas George Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an opinion regarding the July 28, 2020 memorandum signed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf. On December 4, 2020, Judge Garaufis required the Department of Homeland Security (D...
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  • Article: Don't Kill U.S. Employment Visas & EB-5 with S.386 / H.R.1044 by Mona Shah, Esq.

    Don't Kill U.S. Employment Visas & EB-5 with S.386 / H.R.1044 by Mona Shah, Esq. H.R.1044/S.386, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, is anything but fair as it will effectively kill the EB-5 program and all other employment-based categories. This would mean excluding essential skilled workers from all countries other than China and India, as those two countries dominate the visa backlog. H.R.1044/S.386 would eliminate caps that prevent any one country from receiving more than 7...
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  • Article: Miller Mayer Memo: Court Vacates Interim Final Rules Significantly Changing H-1B Program, Prevailing Wages by Miller Mayer

    Miller Mayer Memo: Court Vacates Interim Final Rules Significantly Changing H-1B Program, Prevailing Wages by Miller Mayer: Attorneys at Law On December 1, 2020, a U.S. district court in California vacated two rules that made significant changes to the H-1B visa program for temporary professional workers. The court made its decision not on the merits of the rules but rather because the agencies did not follow notice-and-comment requirements that would have given the public an opportunity t...
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  • Article: District Court Stops Regulations Restricting the H-1B Visa Category by Leslie Dellon

    District Court Stops Regulations Restricting the H-1B Visa Category by Leslie Dellon for Immigration Impact On December 1, a federal district court judge disrupted the Trump administration’s relentless attack on legal immigration by halting two new sets of regulations. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others challenged interim final rules issued by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL) impacting the H-1B category . The DOL interim final rule took effe...
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  • Article: S386/HR1044 - Passed By Senate - Goes to Conference with Part That Must be Fixed by Alan Lee, Esq.

    S386/HR1044 - PASSED BY SENATE - GOES TO CONFERENCE WITH PART THAT MUST BE FIXED by Alan Lee, Esq. S386, the Senate counterpart to HR1044, which would among other items, change the immigration laws to lift the country restrictions on employment based visas and give most of them to India-born but also allow early filing of I-485 applications to adjust status with three year work and travel authorizations, was passed by Senate voice vote on December 2, 2020, but must go back to the House o...
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  • Article: Justice Department’s Discrimination Lawsuit Against Facebook Chills Employer’s Ability to Legitimately Sponsor Skilled Foreign National Workers for a Green Card by Cyrus Mehta

    Justice Department's Discrimination Lawsuit Against Facebook Chills Employer's Ability to Legitimately Sponsor Skilled Foreign National Workers for a Green Card by Cyrus Mehta The Department of Justice’s lawsuit claiming that Facebook discriminated against US workers even when it followed DOL regulations for sponsoring foreign national workers is troubling. It renders every employer vulnerable to charges of discrimination each time it files a labor certification on behalf of a foreign national worker. When an employer wishes to sponsor a f...
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