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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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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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ICE’s “cyber trap” affects immigrants.

ICE’s “cyber trap” affects immigrants. A new lawsuit, from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), reveals that software used by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office helps keep low-risk immigrants locked up, when the tool would supposedly recommend releases within 48 hours, after analyzing several risk factors. The tool is not new. It was …

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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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Forbes: USCIS improperly denied an H-1B petition

Forbes: USCIS improperly denied an H-1B petition 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 …

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

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

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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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Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in Coronavirus Pandemic Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the worst pandemics the nation has ever seen: Ensuring their paperwork will allow them to work in the United States. The nation can ill afford to …

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