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Congress Passes New Omnibus Bill

Late night on 12/15/2015, Congress released its Omnibus Appropriation Bill, which funds the government until the end of this fiscal year, September 30, 2016. The bill includes a number of immigration ...
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Immigration Becomes Center of National Debate

Over the last few weeks, immigration has become the focus of a national debate that has included countless political pundits, presidential candidates, and President Obama himself. Much of this newest ...
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Immigration Executive Action Headed to the High Court

After Congress’ inability to pass immigration reform of any kind, there was much excitement in the immigrant community when, as a result, President Obama announced immigration executive action ...
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Obama's Executive Order Blocked, Moves to Supreme Court

In a disheartening development for our immigrant community, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to uphold the suit against President Obama's 2014 immigration executive orders. The ...
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Visa Programs Affected by Potential Government Shutdown

As it has done so many times in the past, Congress passed a stop-gap measure which continues funding the government at current levels. The resolution reauthorized three visa programs and the E-Verify ...
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ALERT Revised Adjustment of STatus Procedures ALERT

When the President announced immigration executive action in November 2014, the focus was mostly on legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants and most paid little or no attention to the remainder ...
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USCIS Discontinues Legacy e-Filing System

In an effort to comply with its own security standards, USCIS is abandoning its legacy e-filing system and will replace it with the Electronic Immigration System. The last day for filing under the old ...
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DAP: What it means, and why you should act now.

Despite the questions surrounding whether President Obama’s decision to offer deferred action for certain parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (“DAP”) will be ...
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Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

On June 24th the Secretary of Homeland Security designated Nepal for temporary protected status following the devastating earthquake which occured in that country on April 25th. As a result, eligible ...
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Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses

Not all immigration news are bad or controversial. Today I am pleased to report good news. Beginning May, 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses may apply for employment authoriaztion. H-4 dependent ...
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Executive Action Setback

On November 21, 2014 the President announced executive action which would have potentially provided work authorization for nearly five million undocumented immigrants. Shortly thereafter, 26 states ...
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Lots of New USCIS Forms......

New Version of Form I-129 : Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015, USCIS will only accept the latest version of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (edition: 10/23/14). The edition date is printed ...
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USCIS Reaches H-1b Cap for Fiscal Year 2016

USCIS announced it has reached its annual H-1b cap today. The press release is below. If you are a client of the firm and if you or one of your employees is an H-1b applicant, call our office to find ...
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How do I find someone who has been detained by ICE?

How do I find someone who has been detained by ICE? Few situations cause more fear than learning a family member has been detained by ICE (Immigration Customs and Enforcement). There are several ...
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Mayors File Brief in Support of Obama Deferred Action Plan

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and 70 other mayors have petitioned the court to lift the injunction against the deferred action executive actions taken by ...
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Obama Immigration Action Injunction Madness

An appeals court set a hearing for April 17, 2015 to decide whether the temporary hold on the President’s deferred action programs should be lifted. The injunction was issued at the request of ...
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Comprehensive Deportation Plan Instead of Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

According to the American Immigration Council, the House Judiciary Committee signed off on a bill, believe it or not, the “Comprehensive Mass Deportation Act.” Although the American public ...
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USCIS Announces H-1b Filing Deadlines

The USCIS announced it will accept H-1b petitions for fiscal year 2016 beginning April 1, 2016. The congressionally mandated cap on H-1b visas remains at 65,000. As every year, the first 20,000 H-1b ...
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ICE Issues Alert on Scam Targeting Noncitizens

Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has received information about a scam by which individuals claiming to work for ICE’s Detention Reporting and Information Line target noncitizens via ...
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Administration Seeks to Lift Executive Action Injunction

On February 17, 2015, U.S. district Judge Andrew Hanen imposed an injunction on President Obama’s immigration executive action, preventing the implementation of the expanded DACA and upcoming ...
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TPS Deadline for El Salvador Quickly Approaching!

Attention! The grant of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvadorians living in the United States was extended for 18 months, from March 10, 2015, through Sept. 9, 2016. However, the deadline for ...
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Department of Homeland Security Receives Necessary Funding

After a much anticipated wait, Congress has finally voted to enact a full-year funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. It is a "clean" bill, meaning that it doesn't contain ...
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Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Visa Holders

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appears to be making good on one of the promises made by the President when he announced immigration executive action last fall. USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez ...
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Republicans Take Aim at Hispanics

In a dazzling display of anti-Hispanic fervor, the Republican Party has orchestrated a lawsuit filed by Republican governors aimed directly at separating US citizen children from their Hispanic ...
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Injunction Against Executive Action

On February 16, 2015, a Texas district court judge issued an injunction against the President’s executive action on prosecutorial discretion, otherwise known as DAPA and expanded DAPA. Judge ...
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