Immigration policies

Afghans Temporary Immigration Protected Status Extended by the US.

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended Afghans’ temporary immigration protected status on Wednesday, bringing praise from immigration advocates and calling for a permanent solution for those who have fled the crisis-racked country. The temporary immigration protections, which will last for 18 months, will only apply to Afghans who were residing in the …

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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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Immigration Watch 2020: Election Year.

Immigration Watch 2020: Election Year. Happy 2020 everyone! This is a major year.  It’s a leap, beginning of a new decade, political decision year. As the start of a new year always brings with it plans and resolutions, it goes without saying that, being 2020 a Presidential election year in the USA, these plans and …

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USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation.

USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation. WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Under the Final Rule, USCIS will …

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Six Countries added to Travel Ban

Six Countries added to Travel Ban On Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, President Trump added six countries to his list of nations facing stringent travel restrictions, a move that will virtually block immigration from Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, and from Myanmar, where the Muslim minority is fleeing genocide. Beside Nigeria, three other African countries, Eritrea, …

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Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants.

Justice Dept. Establishes Office to Denaturalize Immigrants. The Trump administration is establishing a new section within the Justice Department, to discuss the process of removing citizenship from people born abroad who obtained citizenship fraudulently by not disclosing previous convictions serious crimes, including terrorism and war crimes, officials announced this Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The move …

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US Immigration System Changes during the Coronavirus Pandemic

US Immigration System Changes during the Coronavirus Pandemic As the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has made sweeping changes to the country’s immigration apparatus, altering daily operations and disrupting the lives of thousands. In a little over a week, there have been a dozen changes, ranging from postponing immigration hearings to …

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COVID-19 IMMIGRATION PLANNING

COVID-19 IMMIGRATION PLANNING The Coronavirus, COVID-19, has taken the entire world by utter surprise, and both governments, employers and employees are in new, never chartered territories. Our team at Weinstock Immigration Lawyers has kept our doors open and implemented a remote work rotating policy for our employees so we can continue to serve our clients. …

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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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