NARROWING PRECEDENT: EXECUTIVE BRANCH SUBVERSION OF SUPREME COURT PRECEDENT AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR IMMIGRATION CASE

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If you or someone you know has been placed into removal proceedings, chances are that you have heard of a “Notice to Appear” (or “NTA”). An NTA is the charging document that signals the initiation of removal proceedings against the named recipient and mandates appearance on a specific date at a specific location. Last June, the Supreme Court of the …

Premium Processing Resumes June 10 … When “Premium” is no longer a choice ….

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On June 7, 2019, USCIS announced that they will resume premium processing for all fiscal year 2020 Cap subject H-1B petitions on June 10. Until that date, USCIS was only allowing Premium Processing for FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting a change of status. While many employers are celebrating their ability to premium process their cases now, others are scratching …

Bill HR 1044, the Proposed Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act – Is it Fair?

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It comes as no surprise to employers and foreign nationals that it can take years and years for an employee to receive their green card depending on their country of origin.  While foreign nationals from certain countries are lucky enough to quickly be at the front of the line, others, like nationals of India and China, are waiting years and …

Trump’s Assault on the U.S. IT Industry

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According to the market research group IBISWorld, over the past five years, the U.S. IT Consulting industry has grown by 2.7% to reach revenue of $426bn in 2018. In the same timeframe, the number of businesses has grown by 1.6% and the number of employees has grown by 3.2% There are nearly 433,000 information technology consulting businesses in the United …

Protecting Vulnerable Children: Special Juvenile Visas

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In this tumultuous political climate, we all eagerly wait for the newest developments in the immigration world. Often, we find ourselves watching in disbelief how immigrants—some of the most vulnerable persons—are denied simple due process rights. This is especially true regarding the processing and treatment of children that arrive unaccompanied at our borders. Even if an unaccompanied child is reunited …

Top Ten Tips for International Students

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This month a very important victory for international students occurred. A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction on an August 2018 Policy Memo that would detrimentally affect foreign students in the U.S. The potential harm from the Policy Memo was so severe that over 50 universities and colleges around the country joined together in this lawsuit against Kirstjen Nielsen, U.S. …

Pending U Visa While in Removal Proceedings, Know your Options!

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It’s not uncommon to end up in removal proceedings even with a pending U visa petition, so it’s important to be aware of your options.  Many believe that only USCIS is authorized to adjudicate a Form I-192 waiver that typically accompanies a U visa.  In fact, many judges will issue an order of removal if a respondent has no other …

The Kushner Immigration Plan: What You Need to Know

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On Thursday, May 16, 2019, President Donald Trump unveiled his “new” immigration plan. The goals of the new plan include: (1) stopping illegal immigration; (2) fully securing the border; and (3) implementing a new legal immigration plan that “protects American wages,” “promotes American values,” and “attracts the best and the brightest.”[1] For months we have heard whisperings of the great …

Know Your Rights: Protections Afforded to All Immigrants Inside Their Homes.

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Everyone in the U.S. has certain rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. Those rights apply to everyone regardless of their immigration status. Some rights are more protected than other. For example, your home carries special protections that public spaces do not. Understanding and being familiar with those rights can help you navigate stressful encounters with immigration officials on your doorstep. …