What do Trump and Stephen Miller have against Smart Kids?

Laura Rosmarin Uncategorized Leave a Comment

It’s hard not to read between the lines.  The latest Presidential Proclamation to come out of this xenophobic administration is the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the US Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.”  Despite Trump’s inability to recognize the very existence of a pandemic or the economic crisis this country faces, when it comes …

Tips for Consular Interviews in the New Normal: Making Sure YOU are Ready when H-1B Visa Interviews Resume

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U.S. Consulates around the world are beginning to reopen and start scheduling visa appointments and it is critical for applicants to be well prepared for their interviews. Recently, the Department of State revised its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), to include a new, heightened adjudication standard for H-1B applications. The update, titled “Confirming Petition Validity” instructs consular officers that “while the …

How are Immigration Officials Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak?

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As of April 1, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine has recognized the U.S. as being the nation with the highest number of COVID-19 cases recorded. Because government officials are looking for ways to help curb the spread, many changes are being made on a day-to-day basis that not only affect Americans, but also the immigrant population residing here in …

USCIS Announces Immigrants Can Seek Treatment for Coronavirus Without Worrying It Will Affect Their Chances of Applying for a Green Card

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As the coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., causing panic and fear to spread among all, there are certain individuals who not only have to worry about what might happen if they catch the potentially deadly virus, but what they will do in terms of receiving medical care. We are referring to immigrants who hope to one day obtain …

Honduran Mother and Two Sick Children Deported to Guatemala After Being Denied Asylum

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Here’s why the U.S. did not afford the mother the opportunity to request asylum in America. A 23-year-old mother and her two sick children were recently deported to Guatemala at the end of January after U.S. immigration officials determined they were ineligible for asylum. The family initially fled their native country of Honduras back in September 2019, after the mother …

Finally Free from the Claws of Immigration Detention

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Many mistakenly equate immigration detention centers to federal prison. Recent news that twenty-four immigrants have died in ICE custody during the Trump administration, coupled with the news that there are still detained children who have not been reunited with their families, have caused the media to question again the conditions of the detentions centers and ICE’s capability to run them. …

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Trump Travel Ban

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On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Trump’s controversial travel ban. The Supreme Court ruling in Trump v. Hawaii was divided 5-4 along partisan lines, with conservative justices in the majority and liberal justices in the dissenting minority. To read a copy of the entire opinion, click here.

70% of People Detained in Recent ICE Raids Were “Non-Targets”

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At the end of July, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 650 people during a four-day operation that targeted individuals who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as unaccompanied alien children (UACs) and family units. According to a recent report from TIME, only 193 of the 650 people detained in this second iteration of Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve were the actual targets …

Why DACA Students Must Be Able To Pay In-State Tuition in Georgia

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Earlier today, June 15, 2017,  I presented arguments on behalf of DACA recipients in Georgia the Georgia Court of Appeals, seeking to sustain the decision of the Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge (Judge Tusan), in ordering the Georgia Board of Regents to consider all DACA recipients eligible for in-state tuition, if they otherwise meet the tuition requirements.  Here is …