U.S. Immigration Officials Evaluate Vulnerable Detainees for Possible Release Amid Pandemic

By |2020-04-10T14:40:45-04:00April 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Deportation, ICE, Immigrant health insurance|

U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness. In an email sent to lawmakers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that it had instructed its offices around the country to consider the [...]

Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes

By |2020-03-31T14:58:20-04:00March 31st, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deportation, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration|

Migrants who cross into the United States illegally are being expelled to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes under emergency coronavirus measures now in force across the U.S. southern border, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest government statistics. The pandemic has allowed the U.S. Border Patrol to implement the kind [...]

US Immigration System Changes during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-03-19T15:07:11-04:00March 19th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Department of Justice, Deportation, Immigrant health insurance, Immigration, Immigration Policies, Trump, USCIS Interviews|

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 pausing deportation flights to certain countries and suspending [...]

USCIS Closes Offices Nationwide March 18-April 1

By |2020-03-18T13:10:20-04:00March 18th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, USCIS Interviews|

Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending 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 Log This suspension of services will be effective until at least April 1. In the meantime, USCIS will provide limited emergency [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the European Union’s Schengen Area

By |2020-03-13T09:47:37-04:00March 13th, 2020|Announcements, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Immigrant health insurance, Trump|

As you may have seen in the news, the United States government has prohibited non-US citizens who are from the 26 countries that make up the European Union’s Schengen Area or who have visited the Schengen Area in the previous two weeks from entering the United States. These countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, [...]

Forbes: USCIS improperly denied an H-1B petition

By |2020-03-11T09:25:14-04:00March 11th, 2020|H-1B Visa, Immigrant health insurance, Specialty Ocupation|

US Magistrate Judge L. Patrick Auld has ruled that US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) improperly denied an H-1B petition after USCIS claimed the position did not qualify as a “specialty occupation.” Stuart Anderson, senior contributor at Forbes, writes that this ruling is the “first known case where a federal judge has analyzed whether the USCIS interpretation of [...]

Immigrants Christmas Gift: Civil Rights Coalition Successfully Blocks Trump.

By |2020-01-31T15:27:32-05:00December 25th, 2019|Immigrant health insurance, Immigration|

Making it difficult for immigrants to reach the United States in a variety of ways has been in the agenda for the President of the United States, Donald Trump. However, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono counsel Sidley Austin LLP and Latino Network as the organizational plaintiff, [...]