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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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  • Article: Peters v Barr – A New Era in Ineffective Assistance of Counsel? By Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

    Peters v Barr – A New Era in Ineffective Assistance of Counsel? by Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP Last month, a panel of judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made an important ruling that may open a new era of claims for benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (the “INA”), under a theory related to ineffective assistance of counsel. The INA declares certain categories of non-citizens ineligible to become lawful permanent residents, including anyone who has...
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  • Article: The HEROES Act Would Provide Aid to Millions of Immigrants Left Out of Other Coronavirus Relief Packages By Jorge Loweree

    The HEROES Act Would Provide Aid to Millions of Immigrants Left Out of Other Coronavirus Relief Packages by Jorge Loweree The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act on Friday, May 15. The bill directs $3 trillion in stimulus spending and is the latest in a series of bills that Congress has considered in response to the coronavirus. The HEROES Act seeks to relieve some of the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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