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  • Article: Biden's New Asylum Process: What You Need to Know by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Biden's New Asylum Process: What You Need to Know by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick The Biden administration finalized its long-anticipated plan for overhauling the asylum system on March 24. The regulation, which is set to go into effect on an interim basis in 60 days, was first put forward for public comment in August 2021. Asylum seekers arriving at the border and processed under the new regulation would potentially be able to have their entire case adjudicated within 6 months, as opposed...
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  • Article: Substance Abuse, Criminal Charges, and Death: National Guard Border Deployments Plagued by Problems by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Substance Abuse, Criminal Charges, and Death: National Guard Border Deployments Plagued by Problems by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick National Guard troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border face a grim reality, with their deployments plagued by substance abuse problems and discontent. Eight troops have committed suicide or died as part of a series of deployments along the border within the last year. New reports from the Army Times suggest that troops not only have little to do other than sit around...
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  • Article: New Report Amplifies Concerns About 'Dedicated Docket' for Asylum Seekers by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    New Report Amplifies Concerns About 'Dedicated Docket' for Asylum Seekers by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick When the Biden administration announced a new “dedicated docket” in immigration court for families seeking asylum at the border, many advocates raised concerns that the docket would forgo due process for efficiency’s sake. This was the case for the “rocket dockets” that existed under President Obama, which suffered from lack of access to counsel and fre...
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  • Article: A Border Patrol Agent Assaulted a Citizen in His Own Home. The Supreme Court's Ruling Lets the Agent Off. by American Immigration Council Staff for Immigration Impact

    A Border Patrol Agent Assaulted a Citizen in His Own Home. The Supreme Court's Ruling Lets the Agent Off. by American Immigration Council Staff The Supreme Court issued a decision on Wednesday barring a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent for reportedly entering the property of a U.S. citizen without a warrant and assaulting him. The ruling in Egbert v. Boule emboldens Border Patrol agents to act without consequence, even if their actions may violate the Constitution. Mr. Boule wa...
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  • Article: New Fortune 500 List Shows America's Economic Success Relies on Immigrants by Steven Hubbard for Immigration Impact

    New Fortune 500 List Shows America's Economic Success Relies on Immigrants by Steven Hubbard America’s economic success is built on the world’s best and brightest coming to our shores bringing ingenuity, creativity, and determination. From Wall Street to Main Street, businesses started by immigrants have helped the U.S. economy enormously. The history of immigrant entrepreneurship stretches back to the country’s founding. Famously, the designer of the American finan...
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  • Article: Settlement Deadline in Lawsuit Addressing a One-Year Filing Deadline for Asylum Applications by Karolina Walters for Immigration Impact

    Settlement Deadline in Lawsuit Addressing a One-Year Filing Deadline for Asylum Applications by Karolina Walters Immigration law requires that asylum seekers file applications for asylum within one year of last entering the United States. Filing after one year can be the sole reason the U.S. government denies an asylum application. Despite these serious consequences, until recently, officials did not always tell asylum seekers of this deadline. Thanks to a final settlement agreement...
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  • Article: Biden’s Ukrainian Sponsorship Program Isn’t Perfect. Still, the Many Potential Benefits Should Not Be Ignored by Edward Shapiro and Matthew La Corte

    Biden’s Ukrainian Sponsorship Program Isn’t Perfect. Still, the Many Potential Benefits Should Not Be Ignored by Edward Shapiro and Matthew La Corte In April, the Biden administration released the much-anticipated “Uniting For Ukraine” initiative. This landmark program enables individual Americans to sponsor displaced Ukrainians, ultimately fast-tracking family reunification. More than 45,000 Americans signed up as sponsors in the five weeks since the program launched, underscoring our nati...
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  • Article: The State Department Waived Interviews for Visa Applications by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    The State Department Waived Interviews for Visa Applications by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. The State Department has waived the need for interviews (in certain cases) for visa applicants to the United States. The considerable backlog of applications since the COVID-19 pandemic made this step necessary to speed up the process of evaluating nonimmigrant visa applications. Here’s what you should know about this change b...
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  • Article: What Are the Conditions? What Are the Eligibility Requirements to File Form I-751? by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    What Are the Conditions? What Are the Eligibility Requirements to File Form I-751? by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. If you are a conditional permanent resident in the United States through marriage to a U.S. citizen or engagement to a U.S. citizen, then you will need to file a petition to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.  As a conditional permanent resident through marriage or planned matrimony, your perma...
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  • Article: Federal Judge States USCIS "May Have Committed Legal Error" by Requiring Recertification of RCs by Sarah Salarano

    Federal Judge States USCIS "May Have Committed Legal Error" by Requiring Recertification of RCs by Sarah Salarano Today, Federal Judge Vince Chhabria heard arguments from USCIS and Behring Regional Center regarding the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 ("RIA"). USCIS claims that RIA requires every Regional Center ("RC") to undergo a new recertification process – thus is withholding adjudication on any RC-petitions until recertification is complete. EB-5 stakeholders are conc...
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