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A Florida Court Blocks ‘Parole + ATD’ Program in Latest Fight Between State and Federal Immigration Authority
On March 8, a Florida court blocked the Biden administration from using a key border program referred to as Parole plus Alternative to Detention (Parole + ATD). The court’s decision vacated the policy as unlawful. While the written order includes commentary on a wide range of border-related issues, including parole itself, the decision only directly […]
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USCIS Update: What To Do If You Are A Laid Off Nonimmigrant Worker
If you are a nonimmigrant worker who has been laid off, there are steps you can take to remain in the United States during a period of authorized stay. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided information and guidance on its website to assist nonimmigrant workers in this situation. If your employment...
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Update to Filing Location for U Nonimmigrant-Based Form I-485
Immigration Agencies Violate FOIA, Harming Immigrants and Government Transparency Alike
Immigration agencies have a problem with transparency. With an immigration system as complex as ours and Freedom of Information Act offices that are chronically underfunded, it’s no surprise that immigration agencies violate FOIA—a statute created to strengthen our democracy by helping regular citizens understand what the government is up to—by failing to timely provide details […]
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Three Years of Title 42
In March 2020, the world came to an unfamiliar halt. The COVID-19 pandemic was no longer a looming and distant concern. Events rapidly fell off calendars, schools shuttered, and those who could sheltered in place. Our hopes that the impact of the pandemic would be short lived were shattered with each passing month. Beyond the […]
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H1B Registration Deadline Extended Until 5PM ET on March 20, 2023
On Thursday, March 16, 2023, some users were not able to complete the H-1B registration process. USCIS has corrected this technical issue and will now accept registrations until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, March 20, 2023. Please note that any paid and completed registrations were not affected by this technical issue. More information can be...
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USCIS Relocates Lockbox From Phoenix To Tempe, Arizona for Courier Delivery Services
USCIS Announces Additional Mail Delivery Process for Receiving ADIT Stamp
We Need Humane Solutions, Not Harmful Legislation
AILA DEI Law Student Scholarship winner Woorod Atiyat urges Congress to turn away from harmful legislation and instead "rise to its responsibility and serve as protectors of the immigrant community and our country’s values of fairness and justice."
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Ukrainians Get a Temporary Reprieve Instead of a Permanent Fix
The Biden administration announced on Monday that it would grant another year of temporary legal status for some Ukrainians who fled the Russian invasion for the United States before April 25, when the Biden administration rolled out the Uniting for Ukraine program. The extension fixes an obvious injustice between Ukrainian refugees who arrived in the […]
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USCIS Removes Biometrics Requirement for Form I-526E Petitioners
USCIS Extends Rule Providing Interpreters at Affirmative Asylum Interviews
USCIS Issues Guidance on Analyzing Employers’ Ability to Pay Wages
Free and Freeing: AILA’s Law Student Membership
AILA member Marisabel Alonso encourages all current law students interested in immigration law to take advantage of the many benefits of AILA's free law student membership and how those benefits can help them during law school and beyond as they become practitioners.
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USCIS Processing Times for Orphan and Hague Adoption Cases
States Lead the Way in Banning Immigration Detention Centers
State governments are leading the way on eliminating a blemish from their communities—immigration detention centers. As some state governments begin their legislative sessions, bills attempting to ban certain immigration detention centers have been introduced in multiple states. Following the lead of states like New Jersey and Illinois, New Mexico and Colorado have bills pending that […]
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Florida Has Everything to Lose If It Repeals In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students
Undocumented students, like millions of other students in the United States, have the ambition to succeed. College opportunities are often priceless for these students. And though a degree can mean many things—like financial security and greater opportunities—a college diploma signifies perseverance in the face of hardship for many of these families. In Florida, these dreams […]
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DHS Publishes Federal Register Notice Extending and Redesignating Somalia for Temporary Protected Status
USCIS Provides Guidance on Program for International Entrepreneurs
H-1B Registration Window Closes March 17th – Are You Ready?
The H-1B Visa 2023-24 season window is set to close on March 17, 2023. It opened at noon Eastern Time on March 1, 2023. USCIS officials have said, “if we receive enough registrations by March 17, we will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications via users’ myUSCIS online accounts.” In the event that they do...
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