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  • Jun 21 - Civil Immigration Enforcement, Asylum Seekers

    Jun 21 - Civil Immigration Enforcement, Asylum Seekers

    Comment: Civil Immigration Enforcement, Asylum Seekers Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles,Blogging and News about Attorney General Rescinds Two Trump Decisions, July 2021 Visa Bulletin, 150th day of the "Biden" administration, Border Surge and Stolen Election, Unlawful Entrants with Temporary Protected Status Cannot Adjust to Lawful Permanent Resident Status, Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies,Biden's program for migrant childr...
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  • Article: Interim Guidance-Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies by David H. Nachman, Esq.

    Interim Guidance-Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies by David H. Nachman, Esq. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) delivered interim guidance (Johnson Memorandum) on February 18, 2021 that became effective immediately regarding priorities for custody decisions, financial expenditures, enforcement planning, strategic planning, and implementation of final orders of removal. Thereafter, on May 27, 2021, Acting General Counsel Joseph B. Maher issued a memorandum...
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  • Article: Attorney General Rescinds Two Trump Decisions, Restoring Protection to Many Asylum Seekers by Gianna Borroto for Immigration Impact

    Attorney General Rescinds Two Trump Decisions, Restoring Protection to Many Asylum Seekers by Gianna Borroto Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on June 16 that he is restoring a vital lifeline to survivors of gender-based violence, gang violence, and violence on account of family relationships. Garland issued two decisions overruling Trump-era Attorneys General Jeff Sessions and William Barr’s rulings disqualify many such individuals from asylum in the United States. Garland...
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  • News: CRS Report on Supreme Court: Unlawful Entrants with Temporary Protected Status Cannot Adjust to Lawful Permanent Resident Status

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  • Jun 18 - World Refugee Day , Liberian Refugee Immigration

    Jun 18 - World Refugee Day , Liberian Refugee Immigration

    Comment: World Refugee Day , Liberian Refugee Immigration Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, and News about Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Protections, USCIS on World Refugee, Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com Article: Biden Will Use Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Prote...
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  • News : USCIS Clarifies Evidence Requirements Under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness

    USCIS Clarifies Evidence Requirements Under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding eligibility for adjustment of status under Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF). The updated guidance clarifies what evidence an applicant may submit to establish Liberian nationality when applying for adjustment of status under LRIF. The updated guidance includes examples of secondary evi...
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  • News : Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy L. Renaud on World Refugee Day June 20, 2021

    Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy L. Renaud on World Refugee Day June 20, 2021 On Sunday, June 20, we observe World Refugee Day. Every year, this day draws attention to the plight of refugees across the globe. At U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the occasion is particularly meaningful. Since 1980, the United States has resettled more than 3 million refugees who were forced to flee their homeland. USCIS plays a critical role in helping the U.S. government fulfill its humanitarian

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  • Article - Biden Will Use Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Protections By Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact

    Biden Will Use Border Wall Funding for Safety and Environmental Protections by Katy Murdza The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on June 11 its plan for funds the Trump administration had planned to use to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Unspent funds will address safety and environmental issues, while funds diverted from the Department of Defense will be returned for their original purposes. President Trump centered his immigration rhetoric on the...
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  • Jun 17 - Regulatory Agenda, Asylum Crisis

    Jun 17 - Regulatory Agenda, Asylum Crisis

    Comment: Regulatory Agenda, Asylum Crisis Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Blogging, and News about Big Changes to Legal Immigration and Asylum Law, U.S. Asylum Crisis, Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Residents, DOJ Asylum Decisions and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com Article: Biden Signals Big Changes to Legal Immigration and Asylum Law ...
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  • Article - Biden Signals Big Changes to Legal Immigration and Asylum Law with Spring Regulatory Agenda by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Biden Signals Big Changes to Legal Immigration and Asylum Law with Spring Regulatory Agenda by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick Twice each year, the federal government publishes a “regulatory agenda,” a preview of all the proposals that are in the pipeline to become federal regulations. Last week, the Biden administration used the 2021 Spring Regulatory Agenda to indicate the many ways that it intends to move away from the Trump era, in everything from legal immigration to ...
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  • News: Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud on Today’s DOJ Asylum Decisions

    Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud on Today’s DOJ Asylum Decisions “We applaud the attorney general’s decisions today vacating two prior decisions that limited asylum eligibility for individuals fleeing violence perpetrated by domestic partners or on account of familial relationships in their home countries. We have advised our officers to no longer rely on the vacated decisions and are working to swiftly provide specific, comprehensive guidance to our workforce t...
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  • News: USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status Applicants

    USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status ApplicantsUSCIS announced today that it will automatically extend parole and employment authorization, if applicable, for parolees who timely applied for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status.This specific extension of parole applies only to current parolees who timely filed Form I-955, Application for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Author...
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  • Jun 16 - Immigrant Heritage, TPS Opinion

    Jun 16 - Immigrant Heritage, TPS Opinion

    Comment: Immigrant Heritage, TPS Opinion Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Blogging, and News about Although TPS Is Not An Admission, OCAHO Denies Facebook's Motion, USCIS Recievess 308,613 H-1B CAP Registrations, Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program, Honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and more. Please scroll down to find the item(s) below. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com Article: Sanchez v. Mayorkas: Although TPS Is No...
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  • News: Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud in Honor of Immigrant Heritage Month

    “June marks the seventh annual celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, which honors the individual and collective contributions made by immigrants in communities across the United States. In keeping with President Biden’s Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans, we are working to rebuild confidence in our lawful immigration system and promote the benefits and privileges of citiz...
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  • News: DHS and DOS Issue Joint Statement on Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program

    The following joint statement was released by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken: "The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration have been making progress toward reinstituting and improving the Central American Minors (CAM) program since our agencies launched the first phase of its reopening on March 10. As part of this focus on a responsible, phased ap...
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  • Article: Sanchez v. Mayorkas: Although TPS Is Not An Admission, Justice Kagan’s Opinion Leaves Open Avenues For TPS Recipients To Adjust Status As Nonimmigrants by Cyrus D. Mehta & Kaitlyn Box

    Sanchez v. Mayorkas: Although TPS Is Not An Admission, Justice Kagan’s Opinion Leaves Open Avenues For TPS Recipients To Adjust Status As Nonimmigrants by Cyrus D. Mehta & Kaitlyn Box On June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court decided Sanchez v. Mayorkas, holding that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not constitute an admission under INA § 245(a) for purposes of adjustment of status. Though overall a disappointing decision, the Court’s opinion may nonetheless leave open some options for some TPS recipients who want to obtain their green cards. Sanc...
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  • Jun 15 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    Jun 15 - Instant Immigration News with Twitter

    Comment: Instant Immigration News with Twitter Being part of a fast-paced generation, where time is essential and something is happening every second, can be difficult to keep up with. There's a place with millions of people where you can receive the latest events, news, have direct access to media members, public officials, attorneys, law firms, and other internet users who want to communicate with you. This place is Twitter; its users see their popularity increase with each mention and new follower. By ...
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  • News: USCIS Announces Vermont Service Center Address Change

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    News: USCIS Announces Vermont Service Center Address Change

    USCIS Announces Vermont Service Center Address Change Effective June 14, 2021, the Vermont Service Center will no longer receive any incoming mail at the St. Albans, VT facility, which is being decommissioned. Mail sent to the previous addresses will be forwarded for one year, but any mail sent to the previous addresses after June 2022 may be returned to the sender by the United States Postal Service or the courier service used. Please refer to the chart below for the updated addresses. Mail Pre...
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  • News: USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

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    News: USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime

    USCIS Issues Policy Providing Further Protections for Victims of Crime The policy update will help provide stability to U Visa Petitioners supporting law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute crimes  WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to implement a new process, referred to as Bona Fide Determination, which will give victims of crime in the United States access to employment authorization sooner, provi...
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  • Article: It’s Time to End Title 42 by Rebekah Wolf for Immigration Impact

    It's Time to End Title 42 by Rebekah Wolf One policy first created by the Trump administration is responsible for the greatest restriction on access to our immigration system for asylum seekers than any other. It provides no meaningful opportunity for people caught in the policy to request humanitarian protection. Yet four months into the Biden administration, this policy is still in effect. The policy is called “Title 42,” a reference to the section of an old U.S. public heal...
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