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Recent Supreme Court Ruling Limits Advocates’ Relief on Asylum Seekers’ Case

A federal court decision this month confirmed what advocates feared: that a recent move by the Supreme Court would undermine the fight against illegal government practices, like turning back asylum seekers at the border. On August 5, a federal court concluded that it could not issue an injunction against this unlawful U.S. government behavior at […]

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Form I-407: Give Up Permanent Residency [2022]

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - August 17, 2022 - 14:23

In some situations, an individual may be motivated to abandon their legal permanent resident status. For instance, if you are moving to another country and that requires you to renounce your LPR status in the U.S. Doing so is voluntary and should be done via Form I-407. This form records the abandonment of the individual’s...

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A year later, a look back at public opinion about the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan

The Pew Research Center - August 17, 2022 - 10:00

Here’s how people in the U.S. and elsewhere have viewed the troop evacuation and its aftermath, and their broader attitudes about the war.

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Urgent Immigration Measures Rest With the Senate After August Recess

When members of Congress return from their August recess, they will find several immigration measures urgently awaiting their attention. The House Appropriations Committee already has passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the full House has passed both the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and the National Defense Authorization Act, which […]

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Afghan Allies Still Waiting for America’s Help One Year Later

As we recognize the one-year anniversary of Kabul's fall, Mahsa Khanbabai, Parastoo Zahedi, and Spojmie Nasiri highlight efforts of the AILA Afghan Taskforce and why the Afghan Adjustment Act is so important for the U.S. to live up to its promises to protect our allies.

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Who Enforces Immigration Policy Anyway?

The lack of a major overhaul in the United States’ immigration system for roughly thirty years has created an ecosystem where states have attempted to insert their authority over immigration, especially when it comes to enforcement. Texas has made headlines with its tougher approach and outsized role in shaping America’s immigration enforcement policy, while some […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Could Be Getting National I.D. Cards

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - August 10, 2022 - 16:50

With the rise in U.S./Mexico border crossings and undocumented immigrants arriving into the United States, the Biden Administration has proposed and plans to test a national temporary I.D. card system which would be given to those with pending cases. The pilot program for these Secure Docket Cards would essentially alleviate the issues many immigrants face...

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Uniting for Ukraine Parolees

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for beneficiaries paroled into the United States under Uniting for Ukraine.

September 2022 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - August 9, 2022 - 00:00

One of the most significant parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as “How long will it take for my date to be current?” and “Can I...

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Senate Rejects Harmful Immigration Amendments to Inflation Reduction Act

On Sunday after nearly 24 hours of deliberation, the Senate passed a historic budget reconciliation package, known as the “Inflation Reduction Act,” that rejected a series of harsh immigration enforcement provisions and approved a myriad of  federal programs climate change, tax enforcement, and healthcare. The version of the bill that was introduced did not include […]

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Why We’re Celebrating the Senate’s Passage of Legislation Without Immigration

AILA's Greg Chen describes the Senate passage of the budget reconciliation bill and the fight against the many anti-immigrant amendments offered.

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You’d Think the Threat of Death Would Be Enough

In this blog post, AILA President Jeremy McKinney describes a recent win for his client in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that will help protect asylum seekers and how this case only emphasizes why we need an independent immigration court, free from politicization.

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Debunking Major Myths About Immigrants’ Socioeconomic Status in the US

Opponents of immigration often claim that European immigrants who came to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are radically different than the Latin Americans and Asians who immigrate here today. A new book by two economic historians disproves that by examining several of the most widely held myths about economic […]

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DACA Application & Requirements: The Complete Guide for Recipients

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - August 4, 2022 - 09:24

While the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA as it’s more commonly known, has been around for ten years, its future is still very much unknown. The program essentially grants undocumented immigrants who came here as children the ability to receive work authorization and social security cards. In this guide we’ll take a...

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New Report Reveals Widespread Failures by DHS To Prosecute Immigration Court Cases

Thousands of immigration court cases have been dismissed this year for an astonishing reason: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has failed to file the most basic paperwork with the courts. According to a report released last week by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) of Syracuse University, tens of thousands of cases across the […]

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Bond Hearings for Asylum Seekers Are Latest Casualty of the Recent Supreme Court Term

For almost two decades, asylum seekers taken into Border Patrol custody who passed a “credible fear” interview have been eligible to seek release from detention on bond while they go through the asylum process. But now that right is gone. On July 29, a federal district court in Washington erased a key legal victory which […]

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USCIS Updates Interpretation of “Under Honorable Conditions” for Military Naturalization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is publishing an update to its Policy Manual to clarify that a current or former service member who received an uncharacterized discharge may be eligible for naturalization under sections 328 and 329 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA).

Documentary: Being Asian in America

The Pew Research Center - August 2, 2022 - 09:27

In this companion documentary, Asian American participants described navigating their own identity. These participants were not part of our focus group study but were similarly sampled to tell their own stories.

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Extended Interviews: Being Asian in American

The Pew Research Center - August 2, 2022 - 09:26

The stories shared by participants in our video documentary reflect opinions, experiences and perspectives similar to those we heard in the focus groups. Watch extended interviews that were not included in our documentary but present thematically relevant stories.

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In Their Own Words: The Diverse Perspectives of Being Asian in America

The Pew Research Center - August 2, 2022 - 09:26

The stories shared by participants in our video documentary reflect opinions, experiences and perspectives similar to those we heard in the focus groups. Watch extended interviews that were not included in our documentary but present thematically relevant stories.

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