What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

What You Need to Know About Biden’s Deportation Moratorium

Border Patrol observes a bittersweet reunion through the US-Mexico fence between DACA recipients and parents who’ve been deported. – Nogales, Ariz. / US – June 11, 2013 (Shutterstock) By Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Immigrant Impact In a blow to the Biden administration, a federal judge in Texas has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not to enforce its […]

Mayorkas to Balance Calls to Abolish ICE With Securing Borders

Mayorkas to Balance Calls to Abolish ICE With Securing Borders

By Shaun Courtney, Bloomberg Government President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Homeland Security Department faces a delicate balancing act between immigration advocates calling for an overhaul of deportation policy and law enforcement groups that favor strong borders. Biden’s nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, is a former prosecutor backed by the country’s largest police union. As deputy […]

What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process

What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes to the H-1B Registration Process

By Leslie Dellon, Immigration Impact The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a final rule changing the way U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects the registrations of U.S. employers that want to file H-1B petitions subject to the annual “cap.” The end result could dramatically reduce the number of recent foreign graduates who […]

USCIS to Replace Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards

USCIS to Replace Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards

Starting in January, we will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to extend the validity of their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (PRC or “Green Card”), with a revised Form I-797, Notice of Action. LPRs file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, when their Green Cards expire […]

Legalizing Marijuana, Once a Pipe Dream on Capitol Hill, Takes an Important Step Forward

Legalizing Marijuana, Once a Pipe Dream on Capitol Hill, Takes an Important Step Forward

Protesters rally in support of the legalization of marijuana in front of The White House in Washington DC on April 2, 2016 (Shutterstock) By Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, The Conversation In early December, the House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act. The bill sought to decriminalize marijuana nationally […]

Refugee Resettlement Organizations Win Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

Refugee Resettlement Organizations Win Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

Baltimore, MD – The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled against a Trump administration executive order requiring state and local governments to issue explicit consent in order to continue refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, along with two other resettlement agencies, filed a complaint challenging the executive order in November 2019 and […]

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) […]