Immigration News

Immigration is constantly being reformed and altered in the United States. Whether these changes are for better or for worse, Shabani & Associates stays one step ahead and guarantees to continue representing you and your case effectively. We believe that education enhances performance, and to better educate our clients about what is going on around them, we post the latest immigrstion news on this page for all of our clients to see, as some clients may be affected while others may be unaffected.

How Do I Renew My Green Card so that I Can Continue to Live and Work in the United States?

If you have been living in United States and need to renew your green card to prevent from any interruption in your ability to live …

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WITH TPS SET TO EXPIRE FOR MANY COUNTRIES IN OCTOBER 2021, WHAT COULD YOU EXPECT?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status provided to foreign nationals of certain countries who are unable to return due to unsafe or …

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USCIS Names Mark Koumans as New Deputy Director

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, …

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DHS Continues Documentation Validity for Beneficiaries of Nepal, Honduras TPS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will not implement or enforce the decision to terminate temporary protected status (TPS) for Honduras or …

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DHS Increases H-2B Cap for FY 2019 by 30,000 Additional Visas

A temporary rule jointly issued by the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL), effective May 8, 2019, increases the H-2B cap for fiscal …

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USCIS Clarifies Period of Authorized Stay for P-1S Essential Support Personnel of Individual Athletes

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its Adjudicators Field Manual to emphasize that, under current regulations, the periods of initial authorized stay are different for …

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ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and …

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Iowa City Latino community responds to anti-immigration fliers

IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS2/ FOX 28) — Some residents in Iowa City are angry over flyers encouraging people to report immigrants to law enforcement. The …

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Does Cutting Immigration Threaten National Security?

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 …

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The Affirmation of Reinstatement After Illegal Reentry

On May 28, 2017, Miguel Macias Mendoza underwent a court appeal (No. 16-3568) for illegal reentry into the United States.  Macias, a native and citizen …

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Deaths at Immigrant Adult Detention Centers

From 2010 to 2012, a total of eight deaths were recorded at immigration detention facilities due to violations of medical standards. This report was found …

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Area’s Undocumented Immigrants From Mauritania Fearful of Deportation

Undocumented Mauritanians now living in the United States are essentially countryless, with no proof that they are residents or citizens of any nation. And if …

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Republicans and Democrats are more polarized on immigration than parties in the U.K. or Australia. Here’s why.

Of the United States, the U.K., and Australia, our recent survey suggests, U.S. public attitudes about immigration are by far the most polarized by party. …

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Lawsuit Challenges New USCIS Policy on ‘Unlawful Presence’ for Foreign Students and Exchange Visitors

In a new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, several institutions of higher education have challenged a …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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