Border Agents Cannot Search Travelers’ Digital Devices without Reasonable Suspicion, Judge ruled

By |2019-11-15T10:50:20-05:00November 15th, 2019|Immigration|

A district court judge in Boston ruled that U.S. border agents must have ‘reasonable suspicion’ to search travelers’ electronic devises at airports and other ports of entry.   Background of the Decision In recent years there has been a growing practice for border agents to search smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices travelers brought into [...]

All the Immigration Lawsuits against the Trump Administration – a Summary

By |2019-11-06T17:57:03-05:00November 6th, 2019|Immigration|

President Trump’s administration is facing an unprecedented number of lawsuits over his immigration policies. By end of 2020, we can expect court decisions on many of these lawsuits. The judicial branch may also make a stance on the limits of the President’s authority to implement policies without congressional support. The outcome of these cases will [...]

New Rule to Deny Immigrant Visas to Those Who Can’t Pay for Health Care

By |2019-10-07T15:30:26-04:00October 7th, 2019|Immigration|

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday that will require immigrants to prove they can obtain health insurance before they are issued a visa.  The proclamation says immigrants must demonstrate they will have health insurance within 30 days of entering the country or that they can afford to cover any medical expenses. What does the [...]

Debunking America First: Limiting H-1B Visa Results in Job Loss in the U.S.

By |2019-10-08T14:21:29-04:00October 4th, 2019|Immigration|

A new study finds that immigration restrictions preventing the employment of high-skilled foreign nationals are doing far more harm than good for the American economy.   Background The research was conducted by academics at the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, which President Trump’s own daughter, Ivanka, attended.  It studied enterprise-level [...]

Congress is about to End Immigration of Skilled Workers in the U.S.

By |2019-09-24T15:30:22-04:00September 24th, 2019|Immigration|

By Ira J. Kurzban, KKTP, P.A. At the same time the Trump White House is crushing the hopes and aspirations of asylum seekers and those seeking a better life in. the U.S. through illegal practices and policies, the Congress is about to seriously disrupt, if not end, immigration of high skilled workers into the U.S. [...]

DHS Expands Use of Expedited Removal

By |2019-07-25T14:48:55-04:00July 25th, 2019|Immigration|

On July 23, 2019, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a new rule that dramatically increases the ability of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Custom and Border Protection (CBP) officers to remove certain noncitizens from the country. Those subject to such expedited removal will not even be given the opportunity to see an immigration [...]

ICE Raids Scheduled to Begin on Sunday

By |2019-07-12T11:24:23-04:00July 12th, 2019|Immigration|

Nationwide raids to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants have been scheduled to begin Sunday, but the final details of these raids remain uncertain. The operation was previously postponed. What is going to happen? The raids, conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over multiple days, will include “collateral” deportations.  This means that, the authorities might [...]

H-1B Cap Reached within 5 days, Reflects Serious Need for Foreign Professionals in U.S.

By |2019-07-12T06:43:47-04:00April 16th, 2019|Immigration|

USCIS has once again received more than enough applications within the first 5 days of the fiscal year 2020 filing period to reach the annual cap of 85,000 H-1B visas. The agency received 201,011 petitions this year, a 6% increase from last fiscal year. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) believes that the high number [...]

Exit of Homeland Security Secretary Signals Tougher Direction on Immigration Policy

By |2019-07-12T06:46:46-04:00April 9th, 2019|Immigration|

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned from her position last Sunday. Subsequently, the Trump administration continued its leadership purge of the Department of Homeland Security and removed Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles the next day. This series of ousters is a result of the President’s plan to follow a “tougher direction” on immigration. What [...]

Threats of Border Closure Causes Fears of Dire Economic Consequences

By |2019-07-12T06:48:14-04:00April 4th, 2019|Immigration|

In response to a surge of Central American migrants seeking asylum last weekend, President Trump threatened to close all ports of entry along the southern U.S. border. In light of the Department of Homeland Security’s declaration of an “Category 5 immigration crisis” at the border, the President’s threat sparked widespread fears of dire economic consequences [...]