Late-June Immigration Update: DACA is Back! And, Trump Seeks to End Legal Immigration

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In a remarkable decision, Chief Justice Roberts reinstated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, allowing individuals who have DACA to renew their work permits for two more years, and allowing new applicants to submit their applications. Both sets of individuals will also be able to submit requests for travel documents (Advance Parole), for emergency travel outside the United States. Read more about the decision, and the impact below, as well as President Trump’s tweet that that he is still going to end a program that 71% of Americans want continued.

There will also shortly be a presidential announcement illegal stopping LEGAL immigration to the United States (with some exceptions). Stay tuned for that announcement, and the lawsuit that will quickly follow.

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Here is the Immigration News You NEED to Know Now

UP-TO-DATE IMMIGRATION NEWS

Supreme Court Rules DHS Violated APA, DACA Stands (At Least for Now) – The Court noted in its decision that DHS may rescind DACA and that the dispute instead was primarily about the procedure the agency followed in doing so. This also means that newly eligible people may apply, and all DACA recipients can seek advance parole for emergency travel purposes
Trump Says Proclamation Imminent, May Suspend Entry of Nonimmigrant Workers, With Exceptions – A Presidential Proclamation is expected imminently to suspend the entry of many nonimmigrant workers, possibly until the end of the year.
USCIS Issues New H-1B Policy Memo and Rescinds Two Earlier Memos Following Litigation – USCIS has issued a new memorandum and rescinded two policy memoranda regarding the adjudication of certain petitions for H-1B nonimmigrant classification.
ICE Announces Extension of I-9 Physical Presence Requirement Flexibility for 30 Days – Due to continued precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the policy for employers operating 100 percent remotely in light of COVID-19 is extended to July 19, 2020.
USCIS Eliminates 30-Day Timeframe for Processing Asylee Initial EADs – In a particularly cruel gesture to asylum seekersUSCIS plans to eliminate the 30-day timeframe for processing asylum applicants’ employment authorization documents, effective August 21, 2020.
State Dept. Faces Backlog in ‘Phase One’ Reopening of U.S. Passport Operations – DOS reportedly faced a backlog of approximately 1.7 million applications as it began opening passport agencies and centers under Phase One of its reopening plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DOS Issues Final Rule Changing Special Immigrant ‘Exceptional’ Criteria – The rule codifies the circumstances that will be considered “exceptional” for purposes of assessing special immigrant status qualification.
USCIS Extends Transitional Parole in Northern Marianas – Parole and work authorization, if applicable, will be extended through August 17, 20
For Details on these and other topics, click www.immigration.net!

Government Agency Links

Follow these links to access current processing times of the USCIS Service Centers and the Department of Labor, and the Department of State’s latest Visa Bulletin with the most recent cut-off dates for visa numbers:
USCIS Service Center processing times online: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplay.do
Department of State Visa Bulletin:

Kuck Baxter Immigration — In The News

Charles Kuck has a widely viewed video on the DACA decision in English and Spanish. The video is at: https://www.facebook.com/kuckimmigration/videos/286580246037822/
Charles Kuck and Jessica Colotl from our firm were interviewed about the effect of the DACA decision on WSB-TV. The video is at: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/immigration-attorney-says-supreme-court-victory-over-daca-doesnt-mean-programs-not-still-danger/WSLIDSGUYJGMRPMXHKBP4O2ML4/
Charles Kuck was quoted by the Times of India in “Class Action Lawsuit Against H-1B Denials for Market Research Analysts Gathers Steam.” Mr. Kuck said, “USCIS does not like being sued. The class action lawsuit actually resulted in USCIS re-opening and approving the plaintiff’s H-1B applications for market research analysts. We would love for more employers and employees to join our suit—there is no cost in doing so.” The article is at https://bit.ly/2AQrSCM.
Charles Kuck was featured on Univision’s Conexion show discussing, “What is the Impact of Trump’s Executive Order Limiting Legal Immigration?” The video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CwHxutj9JI.
Charles Kuck spoke to 11 Alive News in Atlanta on how the Trump Immigration Proclamation will impact Immigration Applicants: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/will-president-trumps-executive-order-related-to-immigration-impact-you/85-625e737e-b9fc-4ff4-b032-358420e9bc88
Charles Kuck spoke to BuzzFeed News about helping people understand what IS and what IS NOT impacted by the Trump Proclamation: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/us-citizens-parents-green-cards-trump-immigration-ban
Charles Kuck had an editorial published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution calling for the reinstatement of DACA by the Trump Administration:
Charles Kuck talked about the impact on immigrant families of the Covid-19 Crisis with the Atlanta Journal Constitution: https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/immigrants-refugees-georgia-vulnerable-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/pJJFmzOZzyiUTJRyiEBzoM/
Charles Kuck’s comments were featured in an article on H-1Bs with Brietbart (not the place you might normally see a pro-immigration lawyer being quoted!): https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/03/indias-h-1b-companies-ask-labor-department-to-let-foreign-workers-stay-amid-crash/
Charles Kuck participated in Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Political Rewind” to talk about immigrants in detention and who they are being impacted by the current situation (and also about other “hot” political topics of the day) : https://www.gpbnews.org/post/political-rewind-jails-risk-becoming-georgias-next-hotspot
Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC published its US legal guide for Corporate Immigration. It can be found at https://iclg.com/practice-areas/corporate-immigration-laws-and-regulations/usae
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