USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status Applicants

USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status Applicants

USCIS announced today that it will automatically extend parole, and employment authorization, if applicable, for parolees who timely applied for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status. This specific extension of parole applies only to current parolees who timely filed Form I-955, Application for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and whose applications […]

A Couple hid in two Philadelphia Churches for 843 Days to Avoid Deportation. Now They are Free

A Couple hid in two Philadelphia Churches for 843 Days to Avoid Deportation. Now They are Free

By Ganesh Setty, CNN (CNN) – For 843 days, Oneita and Clive Thompson took sanctuary in two Philadelphia churches to escape Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Daily life was constrained within the humble walls of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, and later the Tabernacle United Church downtown. They ate, bathed, and slept cloistered inside […]

Asylum Is In Danger After Court Upholds Rushed Screening Process at the Border

Asylum Is In Danger After Court Upholds Rushed Screening Process at the Border

A Customs and Border Protection agent along the U.S.-Mexico border. 0398 – Yuma Sector, Ariz. / US – July 26, 2016 (Shutterstock) By American Immigration Council Staff, Immigration Impact The Trump administration secretly implemented one of its most horrific attacks on America’s long tradition of asylum—holding asylum seekers in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) […]

Biden can end the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

Biden can end the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

By Mahuri Grewal, Washington Post The administration of President-elect Joe Biden must do more than reverse the cruel immigration policies of the Trump administration. While the Trump administration’s policies have been particularly egregious, they are just the latest manifestation of a system that is fundamentally flawed. It is not enough to just turn back the […]

TPS Extended Another 9 Months for Certain Countries, While Calls for Expanding Protection Increase

TPS Extended Another 9 Months for Certain Countries, While Calls for Expanding Protection Increase

Members of Haitian women for Haitian refugees organization rally for restoration of TPS and permanent status for refugees from Haiti on Ocean Avenue. – New York, NY – November 8, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Jennifer Ibanez Whitlock, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an important announcement on December 9 about the Temporary Protective […]

USCIS Updates Guidance for Schedule A Occupations

USCIS Updates Guidance for Schedule A Occupations

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced updated guidance for adjudicating EB-2 and EB-3 Schedule A petitions for registered nurses, physical therapists, and aliens of exceptional ability. The update does not change any policy, but does clarify how USCIS adjudicators should apply Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations when deciding these […]

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration H-1B Rules

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration H-1B Rules

WASHINGTON, DC — Judge Jeffrey S. White of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order blocking two H-1B regulations proposed by the Trump Administration to restrict the ability of U.S. companies to hire foreign-born employees on H-1B visas. The Department of Homeland Security Interim Final Rule was set […]

Can a DUI Get You Deported?

Can a DUI Get You Deported?

By Mary Campbell ‘Tis the season: The season of holiday parties, family get-togethers and celebrations galore. There is one common factor with all these activities: alcohol. Some persons are smart enough that if they drink to have a designated driver or simply take a cab. In the age of Uber, Lyft and so forth, it […]

USCIS Adds Hurdle for Refugees and Asylees to Reunite With Family

USCIS Adds Hurdle for Refugees and Asylees to Reunite With Family

A father and child hold a protest sign to demand the closure of detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. – Philadelphia, PA / USA – July 12, 2019 (Shutterstock) Washington D.C. – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new memorandum that will require in-person interviews for most asylees and refugees who petition for […]

State AGs Decry Proposed Limits On Student, Journalist Visas

State AGs Decry Proposed Limits On Student, Journalist Visas

By Sarah Martinson, Law360 Twenty-two state attorneys general have urged the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to toss a proposed rule limiting the time that international students and journalists can live in the U.S., arguing the rule is unlawful and would hurt local economies. In a letter to DHS and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, attorneys […]