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  • Article - Supreme Court Denies TPS Holders a Chance at Permanent Status by Gianna Borroto

    Supreme Court Denies TPS Holders a Chance at Permanent Status by Gianna Borroto In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled this week in Sanchez v. Mayorkas that people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who entered the United States unlawfully are ineligible to obtain a green card in most cases. The decision has a devastating effect on thousands of long-time TPS holders who are now left without the possibility of ever obtaining permanent status in the United States....
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  • Article: EB-5 Legislation and the Question of Options by Suzanne Lazicki

    Article: EB-5 Legislation and the Question of Options by Suzanne Lazicki

    EB-5 Legislation and the Question of Options by Suzanne Lazicki The EB-5 Regional Center Program sunsets on June 30, 2021, unless Congress passes legislation to extend it. (I’ve been updating my Reauthorization Page with resources and suggested action items for this effort.) But still, even many people who want reauthorization hesitate to strongly support the legislative option on the table: Senator Grassley and Leahy’s S.831, and its House companion bill H.R.2901,...
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  • Article: New ‘Dedicated Docket’ Could Rush Asylum-Seeking Families Through Court by Rebekah Wolf for Immigration Impact

    New 'Dedicated Docket' Could Rush Asylum-Seeking Families Through Court by Rebekah Wolf The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on May 28 the creation of a new “Dedicated Docket” in immigration court for the claims of asylum-seeking families. The goal of this new “rocket docket” is to complete most new cases within 300 days. A previous rocket docket implemented by the Trump administration in 2018 was widely cr...
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  • Article: Congressman McCaul Joins Growing Support For EB-5 Reauthorization Bill by Mona Shah, Esq

    Congressman McCaul Joins Growing Support For EB-5 Reauthorization Bill by Mona Shah, Esq The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act is a bipartisan piece of legislation that will finally make vital security enhancements to the EB-5 visa program. By ensuring integrity and eliminating opportunities for fraud, this bill will enable the EB-5 program to continue to stimulate our local economies. I am proud to support this piece of legislation and encouraged by growing support for its passage.”&n...
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  • Article: State Department's New Guidance Broadening Transmission of Citizenship to Children Born Abroad is Welcome and Consistent with Federal Court Decisions by Cyrus D. Mehta

    State Department's New Guidance Broadening Transmission of Citizenship to Children Born Abroad is Welcome and Consistent with Federal Court Decisions by Cyrus D. Mehta On May 18, 2021, the State Department issued guidance broadening the path for transmission of US citizenship to a child born abroad to married parents. The guidance is reproduced below: Recognizing the advances in assisted reproductive technology the State Department is updating our interpretation and application of Section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which...
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  • Article: New Students from China , Distance Learning, EOIR Re- Openings, All-time High H-1b Registrations, SSA No Match Letters Nixed, Entrepreneur Parole Program Returns, Expanded Biometric Rule Nixed, Biden Backup Plan For Legalization, Tips on NVC

    IMMIGRATION NEWS THAT YOU CAN USE - NEW STUDENTS FROM CHINA TO BE ADMITTED AND GUIDANCE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING, EOIR RE-OPENINGS, H-1B REGISTRATIONS FOR 2021 AN ALL-TIME HIGH, SSA NO MATCH LETTERS NIXED, ENTREPRENEUR PAROLE PROGRAM RETURNS, EXPANDED BIOMETRIC RULE NIXED, BIDEN BACKUP PLAN FOR LEGALIZATION, TIPS IN DEALING WITH THE NVC. by Alan Lee, Esq New students from China to be admitted, and guidance for distance learning: Under the regional COVID ban on China, foreign students fr...
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  • Article: Government Watchdog Finds Hundreds of Parents Separated by Trump Never Given Opportunity to Reunify by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Government Watchdog Finds Hundreds of Parents Separated by Trump Never Given Opportunity to Reunify by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) recently found that the Trump administration deported as many as 348 parents that had been separated from their children without ever giving them an opportunity to reunify. The blistering new report tracks deportations throughout 2017 and 2018 during the prior administrati...
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  • Article: Lawsuits Challenge Change to H-1B Lottery Selection That Would Hurt Small Businesses, Start-ups by Leslie Dellon for Immigration Impact

    Lawsuits Challenge Change to H-1B Lottery Selection That Would Hurt Small Businesses, Start-ups by Leslie Dellon Businesses and industry organizations are among those pushing back against a rule that would change eligibility for filing an H-1B petition. The new rule would require the H-1B lottery selection to be conducted by salary level. A range of industries—from health care to higher education—that employ U.S. and H-1B workers are concerned about the radical change. By...
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  • Article : COVID-19 Upends Some TEA Designations

    Article : COVID-19 Upends Some TEA Designations

    COVID-19 Upends Some TEA Designations by Mona Shah, Esq. and Christina Dilbone, Esq. “I didn’t expect radical changes in the TEA world; everything is a relative calculation.” ...
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  • Article: Why There's Still Opposition to EB-5 Reauthorization That Addresses Integrity and Reform by Aaron Grau

    Why There's Still Opposition to EB-5 Reauthorization That Addresses Integrity and Reform by Aaron Grau Since its inception in 1990, the EB-5 program has served as a gateway for qualified foreign investors who must meet specific capital and job creation requirements to obtain permanent U.S. residency. In 1992, Congress created the “Regional Center Program” allowing designated “regional centers” to pool these investments and leverage them with other capital to cr...
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