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DHS Extends TPS Re-registration Periods for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan to 18 Months
There are a number of advantages to choosing the EB-2 green card category as your immigration pathway. One of which is the National Interest Waiver (NIW) option which essentially allows you to bypass the job offer requirement and also labor certification process. The labor certification (PERM) is a time-consuming process that involves obtaining a job...
“Don’t forget about us,” is the cornerstone message that will be amplified across the United States this fall as Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, begins her 6,000-mile journey to 35 different communities. Little Amal represents a message of hope, welcoming, and belonging for immigrants and refugees who have been […]
The post Seeking Refuge Across the US, Little Amal Starts Her Journey appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Obtaining a green card without a U.S. sponsoring company is not as unobtainable as many believe it to be. There are tangible immigration paths an individual can take to get a green card without a U.S. job offer or a sponsoring company through the EB-1 self-petitioning route. In this guide, we’ll explore the EB-1 self-petitioning...
AILA member Vaman Kidambi highlights the limbo that DREAMers are still stuck in and urges immigration attorneys to advocate for fairer and more humane immigration laws and policies, writing that immigrants bring "a rich diversity of culture, identity and togetherness" that benefits us all.
If you are wondering if you can self-petition for an O-1 visa, the short answer is no, not in the traditional sense. But, you can create a company as an applicant and employ yourself as a way to establish an employee-employer relationship. That means those who are not necessarily employed or have not received a...
USCIS updates key CSPA interpretation to protect some immigrant youth, but visa backlogs continue to cause hardships
On August 24, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new update to its policy manual clarifying a previous policy change aimed at expanding green card eligibility under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) for children who lost eligibility, or “aged out”, due to the years-long visa backlogs. Before getting into the new […]
The Biden administration’s humanitarian parole program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (CHNV) went on trial last week. The trial, held in a federal court in Texas, was the result of a lawsuit filed in January 2023 (shortly after the program was expanded to Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua) by Texas and several other state governments. […]
The post With Challenge to CHNV Parole Program, the ‘Right to Welcome’ Goes on Trial in Texas appeared first on Immigration Impact.
Michael Vastine describes how he has deployed the "'categorical approach' challenging many settled notions about what crimes should have immigration consequences" and previews the upcoming Fall Conference track where "experts will summarize the dominant lines of cases from each Court of Appeal."
The post Find a Unicorn, Slay a Dragon: The Categorical Approach, Circa 2023 first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
Fortune 500 Companies with Immigrant Roots Generated More Money Than the GDP of Most Western Nations
When Fortune released this year’s Fortune 500 list—the magazine’s iconic ranking of the year’s top-grossing American companies—one fact remained unchanged from previous years: the profound role that immigrants and their children have played in establishing many of this country’s most successful and influential companies. Research by the American Immigration Council finds that nearly half of […]
When the Trump administration proposed an overhaul of federal policy regarding when immigrants could be denied green cards or visas based on use of public benefits – the public charge rule – it made an impact in immigrant communities long before it technically took effect. Even early reports of what the administration was considering as […]
The post The Ghost of Public Charge Keeps Scaring Immigrant Families Away From Public Benefits appeared first on Immigration Impact.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Sudan and Ukraine last week. This is a welcome development, but more must be done to provide resources to USCIS as continuing worldwide conflicts and natural disasters increase calls for more designations. TPS is a humanitarian […]
The post Ukraine and Sudan Receive TPS Extensions, Redesignations as Global Displacement Continues to Rise appeared first on Immigration Impact.
In this blog post, AILA member Shelly Anand and co-author Audrey Moor describe how and why current labor laws fail to protect child workers and urge immigrant rights' advocates and labor law reform advocates to work together to pass legislative reforms that will ensure clear and lasting protections.
The post Recent Child Labor Violations Highlight Need for Critical Labor Reforms first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for the “Sought to Acquire” Requirement Under the Child Status Protection Act
Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, is required when wanting to sponsor a visa applicant (temporary visitor visa or K1/K2 visa) in order to demonstrate that they will not become a “public charge” to the government. There have been a few definition versions of what it means to be a public charge. During the Trump administration,...
The post I-134 – Complete Guide to Affidavit of Support in the U.S. 2023 appeared first on VisaNation.
AILA member Mariam Atash reflects on the two years since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and urges everyone to take action and advocate for passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act to protect the many still waiting for safety.
The post Afghanistan – Two Years Later, an Immigration Attorney Reflects first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.