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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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