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  • Article: Supreme Court Safeguards Federal Court Review of Torture Protections By Kristin Macleod-Ball

    Supreme Court Safeguards Federal Court Review of Torture Protections by Kristin Macleod-Ball The U.S. Supreme Court found on Monday that federal courts have the authority to review certain claims from people who are seeking protection from torture. The case, Nasrallah v. Barr, is about what happens when certain people seeking protection under the Convention Against Torture are denied protection by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The Convention Against Torture, or CAT, is an i...
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  • Article: 5 Ways Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda Gets in the Way of an Effective Coronavirus Response By Walter Ewing

    5 Ways Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda Gets in the Way of an Effective Coronavirus Response by Walter Ewing In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has implemented sweeping revisions to U.S. immigration policy. Many of the changes fail to prioritize the health of immigrants or the general public. Some functions—lik...
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  • Article: If the Supreme Court Terminates DACA, President Trump Can Still Fix It By Jorge Loweree

    If the Supreme Court Terminates DACA, President Trump Can Still Fix It by Jorge Loweree The coronavirus has disrupted all our lives. Native-born Americans and noncitizens across the United States are experiencing many of the same challenges—the disruptions to day-to-day life, the struggle to find work to provide for their families, and the difficulties in obtaining adequate medical care. But many noncitizens are navigating these challenges while also coping with profound uncertainty ...
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  • Article: The Meaning of DACA by Kevin R. Johnson, Michael A. Olivas, and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

    The Meaning of DACA by Kevin R. Johnson, Michael A. Olivas, and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia by Kevin R. Johnson The Supreme Court will soon release an opinion on the lawfulness of the Trump administration’s choice to end DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Former President Barack Obama rolled out DACA in June 2012 and the Department of Homeland Security implemented it two months later through a memorandum signed by then-Secretary Janet Napolitano. DACA, based on a ...
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  • Article: What Are the Benefits of Having a Green Card? By David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq.

    What Are the Benefits of Having a Green Card? by David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. A permanent resident card, more commonly referred to as a “Green Card” due to its green hue, confers many benefits upon the holder. A Green Card holder has the legal right to permanently live and work in the U.S. While a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. may not enjoy all of the same benefits as U.S. citizens, there are a number of important rights granted to th...
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  • Article: As Trump Slashes All Immigration, Other Countries Open Their Doors By  Walter Ewing

    As Trump Slashes All Immigration, Other Countries Open Their Doors by Walter Ewing In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has implemented sweeping revisions to U.S. immigration policy. Many of the changes fail to prioritize the health of immigrants or the general public. Some functions—like processing visas abroad and asylum claims at the border—have come to a virtual standstill. Yet many people applying for immigration benefits within the United Sta...
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  • Article: Time Limits on H-1B and L-1 Visas: What You Need to Know By Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

    Time Limits on H-1B and L-1 Visas: What You Need to Know by Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP Millions of nonimmigrant professionals employed by multinational companies or accepting a “specialty” job position in the United States use the L-1 and H-1B temporary visas to legally enter and work on U.S. soil. Each type of visa has its own distinct set of requirements and regulations, but both have a few primary similarities: They allow dual intent, meaning that visa holders can ...
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  • Article: USCIS’ Proposed Changes to the Affidavit of Support are Unnecessary and Unlawful By Diane Rish

    USCIS’ Proposed Changes to the Affidavit of Support are Unnecessary and Unlawful by Diane Rish The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is currently proposing significant changes to the Affidavit of Support (Form I-864), and related forms I-864A and I-864EZ. One of the major changes would be to require that U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents sponsoring a foreign spouse or relative for a green card must disclose detailed bank account information to the federal go...
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  • Article: USCIS Claims It's Strapped for Cash, Requests Emergency Funding From Congress By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

    USCIS Claims It's Strapped for Cash, Requests Emergency Funding From Congress by By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says it’s running out of money, fast. In a letter to Congress, USCIS declared that the coronavirus pandemic had caused unavoidable budget shortfalls. The agency—normally fun...
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  • News: CRS Report on Immigration Laws Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of aliens at the Border

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