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.

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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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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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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AILA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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 …

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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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