Urgent Immigration Measures Rest With the Senate After August Recess

Urgent Immigration Measures Rest With the Senate After August Recess

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 31: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during media briefing urging President Joe Biden to declare ‘climate emergency’ on January 31, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact When members of Congress return from their August recess, they will find several immigration measures urgently […]

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stay Court Order Blocking it From Setting Immigration Enforcement Priorities

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stay Court Order Blocking it From Setting Immigration Enforcement Priorities

New York City, June 29, 2018 – People marching to convince the government to abolish ICE in Lower Manhattan. (Shutterstock) By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN (CNN) – The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to stay a court order blocking the Department of Homeland Security from implementing immigration enforcement priorities — potentially setting up […]

DHS and DOS Announce Exemptions Allowing Eligible Afghans to Qualify for Protection and Immigration Benefits

These exemptions will allow the U.S. government to protect Afghan allies by alleviating certain obstacles to immigration benefits.

DHS and DOS Announce Exemptions Allowing Eligible Afghans to Qualify for Protection and Immigration Benefits

By USCIS WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State took steps to ensure that vulnerable Afghans who have supported and worked with the United States in Afghanistan, and who have undergone rigorous screening and vetting, can qualify for protection and other immigration benefits in the United States. These actions will also […]

DHS Mayorkas Message to Migrants: Do Not Come

DHS Mayorkas Message to Migrants: Do Not Come

Migrants from Guatemala turn themselves over to a Border Patrol agent after crossing the border wall between the United States and Mexico on May 12, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. (Shutterstock) By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive As the pandemic unfolded in 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under former President Donald Trump, issued […]

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 […]

DHS Looks To Ditch H-1B Visa Lottery For Salary Ranking

DHS Looks To Ditch H-1B Visa Lottery For Salary Ranking

By Suzanne Monyak, Law360 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to replace the H-1B specialty occupation visa lottery, in which foreign citizens with college degrees compete for limited slots, with a wage-based selection process prioritizing higher salaries, the department said Wednesday. Under the proposal, DHS would no longer conduct a random selection process […]