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    Immigration News You NEED to Know Now

    13 September, 2019

    Here is the Immigration News You NEED to Know Now IMMIGRATION NEWS IN BRIEF: USCIS Changes Direct Filing Addresses for Certain Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions – USCIS has changed the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, as of September 1, 2019. Ninth Circuit Dismisses Challenge to Denial of […]

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    KTVZ News: Legislation to provide driver’s licenses to Oregon’s undocumented residents reaches the governor’s desk

    2 July, 2019

    Gov. Kate Brown is likely to endorse HB 2015, which would provide driver’s licenses to all state residents. Link to Article

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    The Washington Post: The administration’s immigration crackdown has led to less undocumented victims of abuse stepping forward

    2 July, 2019

    Archi Pyati, with the Tahirih Justice Center, said: “What we’ve seen is women who are victims of violence, who could qualify for a protective order or who could be a valuable witness in an abuse case, being increasingly afraid of stepping forward.” Link to Article

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    The Texas Tribune: DHS asylum officers’ union files brief with 9th Circuit opposing Remain in Mexico

    2 July, 2019

    The 37-page filing by the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1924 stated: “Asylum officers are duty bound to protect vulnerable asylum seekers from persecution. They should not be forced to honor departmental directives that are fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our Nation and our international and domestic legal obligations.” Link to Article

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    Chicago Tribune: ‘New Illinois laws aimed at ICE are ‘a firewall against Trump attacks’ on immigrants, Pritzker says’

    2 July, 2019

    Two new laws in Illinois — one banning privately-run detention centers in the state and another prohibiting “a program that deputizes local officers with certain Immigration and Customs Enforcement powers”— will not curtail federal immigration enforcement in the state, but send a message of rejection of the administration’s plan. Link to Article

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    The Baltimore Sun: Advocates and allies protest at ICE office in Baltimore

    2 July, 2019

    Hundreds showed up at the Hopkins Plaza on June 27 asking for a stop to increased enforcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement — and to stand in solidarity with immigrant families. Link to Article

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    ABC News: DACA on the Supreme Court’s agenda for next fall

    2 July, 2019

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be on the Supreme Court’s priority list next term, with a decision on the administration’s legality of the termination expected in 2020. The June 28 announcement followed months of closed-door deliberations by the justices. Link to Article

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    OFLC Approves CW-1 Program Survey From CNMI Governor

    15 May, 2019

    The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) recently received and approved a CW-1 wage survey from the governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) covering 84 occupations. OFLC approved the governor’s survey and started issuing CW-1 prevailing wage determinations on May 9, 2019, using the survey wages for occupations […]

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    President Trump Nominates Mark Morgan To Lead ICE

    15 May, 2019

    In a tweet, President Donald Trump named Mark Morgan to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “I am pleased to inform all of those that believe in a strong, fair and sound Immigration Policy that Mark Morgan will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of […]

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    USCIS Names Mark Koumans as New Deputy Director

    15 May, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 10, 2019, that Mark Koumans is the agency’s new Deputy Director, effective May 13. Mr. Koumans, a career federal employee, has served since September 2015 in a number of executive positions at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He replaces Tracy Renaud, who has served as […]

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