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  • Apr 13 - OPLA Training, E-Verify

    Apr 13 - OPLA Training, E-Verify

    Comment: OPLA Training, E-Verify Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses, Biden's wall, USCIS announcement on F-1 Students seeking OPT 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: DHS Releases Course Titles for Its OPLA Training by David L. Cleveland Blogging: E-Verify Adds myU...
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  • News: USCIS Announces that Phony Immigration Attorney Who Filed Hundreds of Fraudulent Asylum Applications Sentenced to More Than 20 Years in Federal Prison

    Release Date  04/13/2021 TAMPA, Fla.— Senior U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington today sentenced Elvis Harold Reyes (56, Brandon, Florida) to 20 years and 9 months in federal prison for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme where he posed as an immigration attorney and filed hundreds of fraudulent asylum applications. The Court deferred consideration of victim restitution to a later date. Reyes had pleaded guilty on December 15, 202...
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  • Article: DHS Releases Course Titles for Its OPLA Training by David L. Cleveland

    DHS Releases Course Titles for Its OPLA Training by David L. Cleveland In response to a FOIA request and lawsuit, the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] has released the “course titles” of 28 segments of its training of lawyers at its Office of the Principal Legal Advisor [OPLA]. The titles include “Expert Witnesses and Preparing DHS Witnesses,” “Litigation Skills,” ”Motions Practice,” and “Research Tools-Databases.” The liti...
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  • Apr 12 - Spouse Delays, OPT

    Apr 12 - Spouse Delays, OPT

    Comment: Spouse Delays, OPT Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses, Biden's wall, USCIS announcement on F-1 Students seeking OPT 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: Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses by Cyrus D. Mehta & Isabel Rajabzadeh Blogging: Biden is...
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  • Article: Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses by Cyrus D. Mehta & Isabel Rajabzadeh

    Coping with Delays Facing H-4 and L-2 Spouses by Cyrus D. Mehta & Isabel Rajabzadeh  In March 2019, the Trump administration implemented a new biometrics requirement for some employment-based and nonimmigrant dependents. H-4 and L-2 dependents must complete biometrics each time an extension of status is filed on Form I-539. This superfluous mandate, paired with the already backlogged queue due to Covid-19 processing delays, has resulted in dependent extensions being p...
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  • News: USCIS Announces that F-1 Students Seeking Optional Practical Training Can Now File Form I-765 Online

    F-1 Students Seeking Optional Practical Training Can Now File Form I-765 Online Release Date  04/12/2021 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that F-1 students seeking optional practical training (OPT) can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online if they are filing under one of these categories: (c)(3)(A) – Pre-Completion OPT; (c)(3)(B) – Post-Completion OPT; and (c)(3)(C) – 24-Month Extension of OPT for science, technology, engineering and mat...
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  • Apr 9 - Covid, Undocumented, Foreign Born

    Apr 9 - Covid, Undocumented, Foreign Born

    Comment: Covid, Undocumented, Foreign Born Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about COVID-19 Vaccine for Those Who Are Undocumented, CRS Report on Citizenship and Immigration Statuses of the U.S. Foreign-Born Population 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: Yes, All Immigrants Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine—Even Those Who Are ...
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  • News: CRS Report on Citizenship and Immigration Statuses of the U.S. Foreign-Born Population

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  • Article: Yes, All Immigrants Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine—Even Those Who Are Undocumented by  Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact

    Yes, All Immigrants Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine—Even Those Who Are Undocumented by Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact Since the start of the pandemic, many immigrants have been left out of federal COVID-19 relief packages. Both undocumented immigrants and some people in mixed-status households have been excluded from stimulus checks, rent assistance, and other financial aid. This has left some questioning whether they qualify for the most important relief yet: the COVID-...
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  • Apr 8 - Justice To Immigration Law

    Apr 8 - Justice To Immigration Law

    Comment: Justice To Immigration Law Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about Bringing Justice to Immigration Law: Jerome Hall Lecture at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law by Kevin Johnson, DOS Updates to National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations 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: Bringing Justice to Immigration Law: Jerom...
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  • News: DOS Provides Updates to National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations

    Updates to National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations Last Updated: April 8, 2021 The Secretary has determined that the travel of immigrants, fiancé(e) visa holders, certain exchange visitors, and pilots and aircrew traveling to the United States for training or aircraft pickup, delivery, or maintenance is in the national interest for purposes of approving exceptions under the geographic COVID Presidential Proclamations (9984, 9992, and 10143). These proclamations restrict the ent...
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  • Article: Bringing Justice to Immigration Law: Jerome Hall Lecture at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law by Kevin Johnson

    Bringing Justice to Immigration Law: Jerome Hall Lecture at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law by Kevin R. Johnson Last Friday, I delivered the Jerome Hall Lecture on April 2 at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. The paper presented ("Bringing Justice to Immigration Law." ) soon will be published in the Northwestern University Law Review. In the paper, qter mapping the discriminatory foundations of immigration law, I discuss the rise of a powerful immigrant rights mo...
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  • Apr 7 - Asylum, Visa Services Update

    Apr 7 - Asylum, Visa Services Update

    Comment: Asylum, Visa Services Update Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about DOS' Visa Services Operating Status Update, "New" Migrant Crossing Point in Arizona, Lobbying Congress to Reduce the Asylum Backlog, increased anti-immigrant racial violence 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: Blast from the Past: The Latest "New" Migr...
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  • News: DOS Provides Visa Services Operating Status Update

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    News: DOS Provides Visa Services Operating Status Update

    Visa Services Operating Status Update Last Updated: April 6, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely affect the ability of embassies and consulates around the world to be able to resume routine visa services. The particular constraints vary based on local conditions and restrictions, but include local and national lockdowns; travel restrictions; host country quarantine regulations; and measures taken by our embassies and consulates to contain the spread of COVID-19. Combined, these restr...
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  • Article: Blast from the Past: The Latest "New" Migrant Crossing Point in Arizona: A Bird's Eye View (April 24, 2006) by Kevin Johnson

    Blast from the Past: The Latest "New" Migrant Crossing Point in Arizona: A Bird's Eye View (April 24, 2006) by Kevin R. Johnson It appears that matters along the U.S./Mexico border have not changed that much. In a blog post in April 2006, I wrote about a visit to the border in southern Arizona: "Several members of the group visited one of the dormitories that temporarily housed migrants and had a haunting experience. . . . . I saw a young girl, maybe four y...
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  • Apr 6 - Deterrence, Discrimination

    Apr 6 - Deterrence, Discrimination

    Comment: Deterrence, Discrimination Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about why Immigration Policies Based on Deterrence Don't Work, DOJ Settlement of Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims, White House executive order on ICC 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: Immigration Policies Based on Deterrence Don't Work b...
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  • Article: Immigration Policies Based on Deterrence Don’t Work by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    Immigration Policies Based on Deterrence Don't Work by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact Over the last two months, the Biden administration has been pressured to carry out another crackdown at the border as the number of arriving families and children rise. But officials making these calls must grapple with one simple fact: immigration enforcement through deterrence doesn’t work. If we want to keep people from making the dangerous journey to the United States to seek protection,...
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  • News: White House Issues Executive Order on the Termination of Emergency With Respect to the International Criminal Court

    BRIEFING ROOM Executive Order on the Termination of Emergency With Respect to the International Criminal Court APRIL 01, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act...
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  • Apr 5 - Izummi, Border Crisis

    Apr 5 - Izummi, Border Crisis

    Comment: Izummi, Border Crisis Today's Immigration Daily issue features several items of interest, including Articles, Bloggings and News about Harris in charge of the border crisis, Izummi is No Longer the Law, ICE Extends I-9 Virtual Verification 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: Dear USCIS, Izummi is No Longer the Law by Matt Gordon Blogging: Why did Biden put Harris in charge of...
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  • Article: Dear USCIS, Izummi is No Longer the Law by Matt Gordon

    Article: Dear USCIS, Izummi is No Longer the Law by Matt Gordon

    Dear USCIS, Izummi is no Longer the Law by By Matt Gordon I was recently asked to help out on a case where an EB-5 investor’s I-526 petition was denied, because USCIS claimed the option of the investor to redeem a portion of her investment in the form of realty violated the long-standing precedent of Matter of Izummi, 22 I. & N. Dec. 169 (Assoc. Comm. 1998). USCIS’s theory, which was wrong from the inception of the policy, was that the options violated the ‘at-risk’ ...
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