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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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  • Article: Asylum Officer Lesson Plan On Procedures by David L. Cleveland

    Article: Asylum Officer Lesson Plan On Procedures by David L. Cleveland

    Asylum Officer Lesson Plan On Procedures by David L. Cleveland USCIS, in response to a lawsuit filed under the FOIA, recently released an Asylum Officer Lesson Plan entitled “Affirmative Asylum Process and Procedures,” revised March 31, 2021. Its 22 pages and a 5-page supplement, labeled as “Lesson Plan Procedures 3-31-21” are on the “Asylum Officer Materials” page of the Louise Trauma Center: www.louisetrauma.weebly.com. The Lesson Plan provides an...
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  • Article: Immigrant Rights Look Very Different After the Latest Supreme Court Term by American Immigration Council Staff for Immigration Impact

    Immigrant Rights Look Very Different After the Latest Supreme Court Term by American Immigration Council Staff Recent decisions by the Supreme Court have roiled the immigrant rights community. Though many decisions weren’t surprising given the conservative majority on the Court, the decisions touch on a wide range of issues—from federal court review of detention to agency accountability for misconduct at the border. Some of the Court’s decisions addressed immigration law ...
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  • Article: This Independence Day, Local Communities Lead on Celebrating Immigrants by Mo Kantner for Immigration Impact

    This Independence Day, Local Communities Lead on Celebrating Immigrants by Mo Kantner As communities across the United States came together this past weekend to commemorate and reflect upon our country’s independence, the holiday holds special significance for one group in particular: newly sworn-in citizens. Immigrants who are lucky enough to overcome the laborious and bureaucratic road to becoming U.S. citizens often do so with the support of family and friends. But it’s increas...
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  • Article: Supreme Court Permits Biden to Terminate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Supreme Court Permits Biden to Terminate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick Almost a year after the Supreme Court allowed a federal judge in Texas to order the Biden administration to restart the so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), the Supreme Court ruled in the Biden administration’s favor on June 30. The decision will not only permit President Biden to finally end MPP, also known as the “Remain in Mexico program, but it also...
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  • Article: New Report Reveals Why USCIS Is Plagued by Enormous Backlogs and Wait Times by Walter Ewing for Immigration Impact

    New Report Reveals Why USCIS Is Plagued by Enormous Backlogs and Wait Times by Immigration Impact Reprinted with permission. About The Author Walter Ewing is an Editor and Writer at the American Immigration Council. Walter has authored numerous reports for the Council, including The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States (co-written in 2015 with Daniel Martínez and Rubén Rumbaut), which received considerable press attention. He has also published articles in the Journal on M...
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  • Article: Immigration in the Supreme Court, 2021 Term by Kevin Johnson for ImmigrationProf Blog

    Immigration in the Supreme Court, 2021 Term by Kevin Johnson Few will soon forget the 2021 Term in U.S. Supreme Court history. For weeks, news was dominated by a leaked draft opinion in a blockbuster abortion case, which foreshadowed the overruling of Roe v. Wade (1973) in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In addition, controversy surrounded conservative Justice Clarence Thomas's ethical obligations in connection with the Co...
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  • Article: Unpacking the Federal STEM Initiatives and Immigrants’ Role in the US Workforce by Nan Wu for Immigration Impact

    Unpacking the Federal STEM Initiatives and Immigrants’ Role in the US Workforce by Nan Wu Demand for workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to grow in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the country will need about one million more workers for new STEM jobs between 2020 and 2030. Meanwhile, immigrants are playing an increasingly important role in filling these jobs that are critical to U.S. innovat...
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  • Article: The EB-5 Regional Center Program Has Reopened by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    The EB-5 Regional Center Program Has Reopened by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. Vince Chhabria, the US District Judge, ordered a preliminary injunction across the nation in the Behring Regional Center vs. Mayorkas case, resulting in the EB-5 regional center program’s reopening for projects, regional centers, and investors. The IIUSA had made a legal case to offer relief to every regional center, and the Judge ac...
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  • Article: What to Know About the Interim Final Rule's Implementation for Asylum Processing by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    What to Know About the Interim Final Rule's Implementation for Asylum Processing by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have started to implement a new rule on May 31, 2022, for eligible asylum seekers who are subject to expedited removal to get the relief they need as soon as possible and those who are ineligible are removed immediately. This rule is designed ...
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