Immigration News Update — July 2020 — Trump’s Immigration Proclamation and the War on Foreign Students

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Trump Amends Proclamation to Suspend Entry of Nonimmigrant Workers, With Exceptions; USCIS Issues Statement On June 29, 2020, President Trump issued an amendment to his Presidential Proclamation issued June 22, 2020. The initial Proclamation restricted foreign workers who did not hold a valid U.S. visa stamp in their passports but appeared to exempt individuals who held any type of valid …

Urgent Immigration Update — Damaging Trump Immigration Proclamation Has Serious Negative Consequences for Legal Immigrants and Non-Immigrants

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As we notified our clients and friends two weeks ago, (and advised them to return to the United States immediately), the Trump administration has used the COVID-19 epidemic as an excuse to stop legal employment and family-based immigration to the United States. And, this newest Proclamation expands the bar to stop several types of legal non-immigrant from coming to the …

Immigration Updates for Late June 2020

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The Supreme Court Rules DHS Violated APA, DACA Stands (At Least for Now) On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that Elaine C. Duke, then-Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in 2017 when she rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in place since 2012, at the direction …

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 …

Mid-June Immigration Update: New Proposed Proclamation Will Damage Non-immigrants Visa Holders

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Anticipated Presidential Proclamation May Further Suspend Entry of Nonimmigrants, With Exceptions A Presidential Proclamation is expected soon that may extend the suspension of entry of many nonimmigrants. It is unclear which nonimmigrants will be included, but speculation is focusing on some H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visa holders. As far as is known, the proclamation would only affect nonimmigrants outside …

Urgent Immigration Update — News of a Damaging Proposed Immigration Proclamation on Non-Immigrant Visa Holders

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Two months ago, the Trump administration used the Coronovirus epidemic as an excuse to stop legal employment and familybased immigration to the United States. The same proponents are now poised to stop legal non-immigrant immigration through another Presidential Proclamation that may come as early as Thursday this week (although likely on a Friday afternoon, as they are wont to issue …

Immigration News and Updates for June 2020

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USCIS Reopens and Premium Processing Restarts! USCIS is reopen as of June 4, 2020. What does that mean. We all know that USCIS did not cease operations three months ago. It simply stopped doing interviews at its local offices and taking fingerprints at its application support centers (and of course, it stopping swearing in new citizens). All of those activities …

Immigration News You Can Use— June 2020

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USCIS Reopens on June 4, 2020 and Restarts Premium Processing! Here are this week’s detailed news items: Trump Proclamation Limits Chinese Students and Researchers in the United States President Trump has issued a proclamation limiting Chinese students wishing to study in the United States to undergraduates under certain conditions, and limiting Chinese researchers. The proclamation states that the People’s Republic …

Immigration News You Can Use— Late May 2020

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The H-1B Itinerary Rule is Dead! Just in time for H-1B filing season, an important victory against USCIS’s extra-regulatory policy on itineraries. For the last several years, following a policy memo change, the USCIS ramped up H-1B RFEs and Denials, and limited approval periods for individuals who could not show that their employment was going to be one in set …

Immigration News You can Use- May 2020

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Stimulus Checks and Who Should NOT Get Them! Tens of millions of people (not just US Citizens) received “stimulus” checks from the federal government in April. A series of problems with out who actually received and did not receive these checks is causing quite the uproar in the halls of Congress (and of course in the White House). Anyone with …