Immigration cases

Immigration Judges Quit

Immigration Judges Quit CNN reported today (Friday, December 27, 2019) that Immigration judges have left their positions in 2019 at nearly twice the rate of previous years with many citing the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies as a deciding factor. Over the past year, in the heat of a border migration crisis, 45 judges have left, …

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USCIS Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least April 7

USCIS Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least April 7 On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS offices will reopen on April 7 unless the public closures are …

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USCIS to Continue Processing Applications for Employment Authorization Extension Requests Despite Application Support Center Closures

USCIS to Continue Processing Applications for Employment Authorization Extension Requests Despite Application Support Center Closures U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it will reuse previously submitted biometrics in order to process valid Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, extension requests due to the temporary closure of Application Support Centers (ASC) to the …

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Judges Slap Down USCIS Again On H-1B Visas

Judges Slap Down USCIS Again On H-1B Visas In three new court cases, federal judges have decided that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully denied H-1B petitions for foreign-born professionals. The decisions, which all involve USCIS improperly limiting the definition of a specialty occupation, may bring greater certainty to employers and potential visa holders …

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What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for Legal and Illegal Immigrants

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Means for Legal and Illegal Immigrants The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) — a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide financial relief to individuals, families, and businesses — was signed into law. The 2020 coronavirus stimulus delivers relief through a range of measures, including an advanced tax …

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USCIS Preparing to Resume Public Services

USCIS Preparing to Resume Public Services U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is preparing some domestic offices to reopen and resume non-emergency public services on or after June 4. On March 18, USCIS temporarily suspended routine in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus …

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Birthright Citizenship and Kamala Harris

Birthright Citizenship and Kamala Harris People born in the United States are American citizens, regardless of what President Trump claims. Birthright citizenship—enshrined by the Fourteenth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution—guarantees it. Trump recently suggested to the contrary after a Newsweek column erroneously argued that vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris was not a “natural born citizen.” The assertion that …

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