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.

Featured Issue: Family Detention

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 …

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USA Today: New asylum restrictions increase profits for smugglers

Some migrants who have been unable to request asylum at U.S. ports of entry are turning to smugglers, hoping the Border Patrol agents who catch …

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Registering and Enlisting in the United States Military for Immigrants – FAQs

This new resource answers some common questions about the U.S. Military for immigrants. It explains which immigrants must register with the Selective Service, which are …

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Extension and Redesignation of the Syrian Arab Republic for Temporary Protected Status

Great news! TPS will not only be extended for Syrians who already obtained this status, but also opened up to those who entered more recently. …

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DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Yemen

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 …

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Senate Letter to State Department on TPS for Filipinos

Senate Letter to State Department on TPS for Filipinos Read more

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USCIS to Begin Premium Processing of H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions by April 28, 2014

The filing period for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2015 numerical cap begins on April 1, 2014. USCIS will start premium processing …

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USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal …

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AAO 212(h) Hardship Victory; Mexico; Drug Conviction

“The favorable factors in the applicant’s case include the extreme hardship his spouse would suffer as a result of his inadmissibility; his other family ties …

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SEVP announces new exchange visitor program I-901 mobile fee procesing website

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has announced a new automated I-901 Mobile Fee website. The I-901 Mobile Fee site provides automated fee payment …

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Obama immingration reform efforts, response to increase in unaccompanied children

President Barack Obama announced on June 30, 2014, that because House Speaker John Boehner has told him that Republicans in the House of Representatives will …

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DHS announces daca renewal process

The first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Approvals Will Begin to Expire in September 2014. To avoid a lapse in the period of deferral …

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Family-Based Immigration: Now and Under S.744

Immigration reform has only been approved by the Senate, but as the bill currently stands, S.744 changes several things about the family-based system and also …

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Marriage Equality in Immigration Law: Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Married Couples

This practice advisory summarizes the immigration benefits for same-sex spouses after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor declared section 3 of …

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Representing LGBT Immigrants Webinar Series

Supplementary materials to the Representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Immigrants: Navigating the Challenges Faced by LGBT Clients Seeking Lawful Immigration Status webinar series.LGBT Webinar …

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2015 Green Card Lottery Open for Registration on October 1, 2013

The U.S. State Department has announced that registration for the 2015 Diversity Visa (DV-2015) Lottery will be available from noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), on …

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