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  • Article: Supreme Court Refuses to Restore Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities for Now by Rebekah Wolf for Immigration Impact

    Supreme Court Refuses to Restore Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities for Now by Rebekah Wolf In a blow to the Department of Homeland Security’s attempts to set priorities for immigration enforcement, late last week the Supreme Court of the United States decided 5-4 to deny a request from the Department of Justice to restore the priorities while litigation continues. This decision comes after a confusing several months, culminating in opposing decisions in the 5th&nb...
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  • Article: Updated ICE Directive Fails to Deliver Meaningful Protections for Immigrant Families by Gianna Borroto for Immigration Impact

    Updated ICE Directive Fails to Deliver Meaningful Protections for Immigrant Families by Gianna Borroto U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced a new directive aimed at preserving family unity and the parental rights of noncitizens. The directive, “Interests of Noncitizen Parents and Legal Guardians of Minor Children or Incapacitated Adults,” went into effect on July 14. Though media outlets have lauded the policy as a way to end family separati...
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  • Article: Exhaustion of Administrative Appeals Is Now an EB-5 Requirement by Joseph P. Whalen

    Exhaustion of Administrative Appeals Is Now an EB-5 Requirement by Joseph P. Whalen Is that title explicit enough? Let me be perfectly clear. In all things related to EB-5 there is now an explicit requirement in the statute that ALL administrative avenues available to a petitioner or an applicant MUST be exhausted before seeking judicial review. In the EB-5 realm, most of the administrative reviews will be to USCIS’ AAO [1]but not only AAO. The EOIR’s Immigration Courts and the B...
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  • Article: Proposed Legislation Will Address Backlogs of Immigration by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    Proposed Legislation Will Address Backlogs of Immigration by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. Backlogs in the immigration of high-skilled workers have made it harder for businesses in the United States to hire workers from overseas. Well, there have been a few Bills proposed in Congress that will work to reduce backlogs and other challenges that employees and employers. Here’s what you should know about these Bills, ...
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  • Article: Immigration Agencies Get Hit with Record-High Lawsuits as Delays Worsen by Leslie Dellon for Immigration Impact

    Immigration Agencies Get Hit with Record-High Lawsuits as Delays Worsen by Leslie Dellon Lawsuits asking courts to order government employees to decide long-pending immigration filings have increased sharply in the past year. According to a recent report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), in May 2022 the federal courts recorded 647 immigration-related lawsuits for agency delay. This is “the highest number of such cases filed in a single month since at least Oct...
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  • Article: Remarks on EB-5 Visa and Regional Center Statute 2022 by Joseph P. Whalen

    Article: Remarks on EB-5 Visa and Regional Center Statute 2022 by Joseph P. Whalen

    Remarks on EB-5 Visa and Regional Center Statute 2022 by Joseph P. Whalen Although Congress passed the law in March 2022, it does take some appreciable amount of time to study, make required changes, and inform the public before becoming fully effective. For it is only after that time that we will see further interpretations through administrative and judicial reviews of how USCIS is implementing the changed statutory scheme and all the accompanying impending regulatory changes as ...
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  • Article: Convention Against Torture Training Materials by David L. Cleveland

    Article: Convention Against Torture Training Materials by David L. Cleveland

    Convention Against Torture Training Materials by David L. Cleveland US-CIS, in response to a FOIA lawsuit by the Louise Trauma Center, released some “Convention Against Torture” training materials, dated May 2020, that it gave to its asylum officers. This article will quote some of the material. The pages are available on the “Asylum Officer Materials” page at www.louisetrauma.weebly.com, marked as “CAT May 2020.” Matter of R-A-F-, 27 I&N Dec...
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  • Article: Doyle Prosecutorial Discretion Memo Seemingly Hangs in the Balance by Alan Lee, Esq.

    Doyle Prosecutorial Discretion Memo Seemingly Hangs in the Balance by Alan Lee, Esq. Confusion now appears to be the watchword in the area of prosecutorial discretion. The focus is upon DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ prioritization memorandum of September 30, 2021, Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law, which sought to change immigration enforcement priorities from going after all undocumented immigrants to those who were threats to national security, publi...
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  • Article: CBP Concludes Investigation Into Del Rio Incident Without Interviewing Any Migrants by Walter Ewing for Immigration Impact

    CBP Concludes Investigation Into Del Rio Incident Without Interviewing Any Migrants by Walter Ewing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has concluded in a new report that Border Patrol agents on horseback did engage in the “unnecessary use of force” against Haitian migrants entering the United States near Del Rio, Texas, on September 19, 2021. However, CBP denied allegations that some of its agents had whipped migrants with the reins on their horses. The agency rea...
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  • Article: Cameroon Country Information According to US-CIS by David L. Cleveland

    Article: Cameroon Country Information According to US-CIS by David L. Cleveland

    Cameroon Country Information According to US-CIS by David L. Cleveland US-CIS, in response to a FOIA lawsuit by the Louise Trauma Center, released some “Country of Origin Information” about Cameroon, dated March 27, 2020.  This article will quote some of the material. The pages are available on the “Asylum Officer Materials” page at www.louisetrauma.weebly.com, marked as “Cameroon 3-27-20.”          ...
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