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    Does Cutting Immigration Threaten National Security?

    20 September, 2017

    The Trump administration’s plan to eliminate DACA and cut legal immigration in half over the next few years will have a profoundly negative impact on our country. According to one commentator, national security could be one of the things that is negatively impacted. In this article, Tim Kane, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer […]

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    USCIS Accepts Ombudsman’s Recommendation to Adopt Parole Policy for U Visa Petitioners and Family Members

    8 September, 2016

    The CIS Ombudsman’s Office notified stakeholders that USCIS has agreed with the Ombudsman’s recommendation to implement a parole policy for U visa petitioners and qualifying family members who live abroad. USCIS will implement this policy when a new form and policy guidance are completed in FY2017.

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    CA9 Says INA §236(c) Applies Only if ICE Detains Noncitizen Promptly After Release from Criminal Custody

    8 August, 2016

    In a class action habeas petition brought by noncitizens with criminal convictions subject to mandatory detention under INA §236(c), the court affirmed the district court’s class certification order and preliminary injunction requiring the government to provide all class members with bond hearings under §236(a). The court held that, under the plain language of §236(c), the […]

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    AILA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    8 August, 2016

    The 2016 Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Rule On July 29, 2016, DHS published a final rule expanding the availability of the provisional unlawful presence waiver to individuals who would be statutorily eligible for an unlawful presence waiver under INA §212(a)(9)(B)(v). The rule also makes additional changes to the current provisional waiver process. The following FAQs […]

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    Trump loss would fuel push for immigration reform, advocates hope

    27 July, 2016

    WASHINGTON Those championing immigration reform have already begun to lay the groundwork for a new push in Congress, predicting the Hispanic vote could have a game-changing impact on this year’s presidential election. If Hispanic voters turn out en masse to oppose Republican Donald Trump and his stand on immigration, the November outcome could look a […]

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    ICE and CCA Continue to Endanger the Lives of Mothers and Children Incarcerated at Family Detention Facility

    27 June, 2016

    SAN ANTONIO, TX — Today, the American Immigration Council (Council), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), partners in the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, formally lodged the latest in a series of complaints detailing the inhumane conditions to […]

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    Daily Immigration News Clips

    21 June, 2016

    Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on June 21, 2016. National Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court to Review No-Bail Policy for Immigrants Awaiting Hearings By Jess Bravin Associated Press: Supreme Court Takes Up Dispute Over Immigrant Detention By Sam Hananel Politico: Supreme Court to […]

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    Featured Issue: Family Detention

    21 June, 2016

    The Obama administration’s massive expansion of family detention began in the summer of 2014 and will incarcerate thousands of asylum-seeking children and mothers who are fleeing extreme violence in the Northern Triangle region of Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) this year. This practice is a due process and humanitarian disaster and must end. […]

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    DV lottery 2017

    12 October, 2015

    DV-2017 Program: Online Registration DV 2017 Program: Online registration for the DV 2017 Program begins on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). DV-2017 Program Instructions Select the English version of the DV-2017 Program Instructions […]

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    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Yemen WASHINGTON

    10 September, 2015

    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict within the country. Yemen is experiencing widespread conflict and a resulting severe humanitarian emergency, and requiring Yemeni nationals in the United States to return to Yemen would pose a […]

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