At the end of April 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) published a press release on its website stating that the agency will begin phasing in the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service for certain crucial immigration documents such as Green Cards.
The judge stayed his own ruling, giving DHS 90 days to reissue a new memorandum to adequately explain its conclusion that DACA was unlawful and unconstitutional
On Friday, March 30, 2018, the U.S. Justice Department, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, notified all U.S. immigration judges that part of their annual job performance evaluations will be tied to how quickly they close cases.
On February 22, 2018, Director L. Francis Cissna announced the new mission statement for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services governmental agency (“USCIS”).
On February 16, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published its final Policy Memorandum entitled “Signatures on Paper Applications, Petitions, Requests, and Other Documents Filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” To read the full text of this final Policy Memorandum, click here.
If you’ve been reading the Kuck | Baxter Immigration Partners Blog this past month, then you’ve seen that we’ve been conscientiously following the legal and political roller coaster concerning the status of DACA. You can catch up on our blog posts with DACA status updates here, here, and here.
Here on the Kuck | Baxter Immigration Partners Blog, we have been posting timely blogs to keep our readers informed of the precarious status of DACA. Including this instant blog, we have now published three blogs about DACA’s current status.
Did you get a chance to check out our recently published, January 30, 2018 blog post entitled “A Timeline: The Status of DACA from its 2012 Inception to Present Date?” To briefly recap, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) started during the Obama Administration on August 15, 2012. This immigration program grants temporary protection for certain individuals, who …
What is the DACA Program? The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivers program (commonly called by its acronym “DACA”) is an immigration program that grants temporary protection for qualified individuals who entered the U.S. illegally as children—it provides administrative relief from deportation, protecting the recipients from deportation from the U.S. for two years, subject to renewal. DACA also typically gives the …
Immigration is constantly in the news, and it is difficult to stay on top of the changing rules, laws, and policies coming from the Trump administration (and the Courts)! DACA is active again, at least for now, TPS is ending, but extended for 18 more months for El Salvadorans, massive H-1B changes appear to be OFF the table (for now), …