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After declining early in the COVID-19 outbreak, immigrant naturalizations in the U.S. are rising again
An estimated 940,000 immigrants became U.S. citizens during the 2022 fiscal year. That annual total would be the third-highest on record.
The Supreme Court Takes on Enforcement Priorities and Other Immigration Questions in Its 2022 – 2023 Term
The Supreme Court will tackle more hot button immigration issues in its 2022 – 2023 term. Front and center is the Biden administration’s effort to set immigration enforcement priorities. But the Court will also consider what a noncitizen must do to get federal court review of immigration court decisions. It may also accept review of […]
AILA member Vaman Kidambi shares insights into the confusion surrounding "Requests for Evidence" (RFEs) and how seemingly extremely similar, if not identical, cases result in different outcomes, urging USCIS to reengage with stakeholders on this issue.
The post RFE – The Acronym that Continues to Confound and Bewilder Practitioners first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Law Journal author Martin Robles-Avila shared some insights from his recent article, “At Long Last, USCIS Meets the Moment: A Brief History of the Unlawful Presence Bars” in which he dives into where things stand on these bars which impact so many individuals.
Irrespective of your politics, no matter your football allegiances, the joy of Thanksgiving binds you with millions of others who are also celebrating togetherness. Some of us might gather with family and friends, while others might celebrate as a community of neighbors. Some will enjoy menu-staples, such as turkey and mash potatoes, while others might […]
The post Talking Turkey: How to Appreciate Another View at the Dinner Table appeared first on Immigration Impact.
As Thanksgiving approaches, many cooks are busy planning their holiday meals. However, this year’s Thanksgiving meals will likely be more expensive as food prices soar. This is partly due to America’s ongoing labor shortage in agriculture, especially for fruit and vegetable crop production, where 57.0% of workers are immigrants. Farm workers are fundamental to America’s […]
The post From Farm to Your Thanksgiving Table: America’s Food Supply Relies on Immigrant Crop Workers appeared first on Immigration Impact.
AILA Law Journal authors Sabrina Damast and Eric Lee shared some insights from their recent article on “Consular Nonreviewability: Fifty Years Since Kleindienst v. Mandel” in which they focused on this important concept and its implications for many families trying to reunite.
The post Why Everyone Should Care About the “Doctrine of Consular Nonreviewability” first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Media Advocacy Committee Chair Evangeline Chan shares her recent experience running the NYC marathon and how it brought hope, that "we can all lean in to that human connection and learn that no matter where you are from, you can find common ground with the person next to you."
AILA Law Journal Editor-in-Chief Cyrus Mehta shares insights into the new edition of the AILA Law Journal and why he feels it is so important for AILA members to write, share their expertise, and educate the immigration bar and wider audiences.
The backlog of pending applications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased exponentially in the last few years. Congress is finally taking notice. The Case Backlog and Transparency Act, introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas on October 25, seeks to address the long delays encountered by millions of immigrants who applied for an immigration […]
The post Congress Proposes the Case Backlog and Transparency Act to Tackle USCIS Backlogs appeared first on Immigration Impact.
AILA members Roujin Mozaffarimehr and Ally Bolour urge the Biden administration to address the clearly uneven vetting of Iranian nationals seeking to immigrate to the U.S. as worldwide attention focuses on the continued protests and upheaval in Iran.
The post The Clearly Uneven Vetting of U.S. Visa Applicants from Iran first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
One of the many benefits of having an H-1B visa is the flexibility it brings to your work in the U.S. From its portability to the ability to work toward your green card, it’s no wonder why so many people petition for this competitive visa each year. If you have recently gotten or are scheduled...
The post Will Getting a Promotion While On H-1B Status Affect My Green Card and I-140? appeared first on VisaNation.
AILA Fundamentals Conference co-chair Anthony Drago shares his immigration law journey and why making sure you have the fundamentals down is so important; he highlights the upcoming conference as a great opportunity to learn.
In this blog post, AILA's Greg Chen and Sofia Rosales-Zeledon walk us through a recap of the 2022 midterm election results as they stand on November 9, 2022 with a focus on immigration as a campaign issue, and what opportunities there may be for immigration reform.
The post Our “Candidate” is Immigration: 2022 Election Results Recap first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.