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USCIS Announces Policies to Better Protect Immigrant Children Who Have Been Abused, Neglected, or Abandoned
If you’ve been following the monthly Visa Bulletin released by USCIS, you may have noticed that it has been less than optimal for many applicants. Those from India, China, Mexico, and the Philippines have had it particularly hard. The Visa Bulletin categorizes the cutoff dates for green card applicants who are current and can have...
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Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Special Situations, Including the Invasion of Ukraine
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it has been developing and testing robot dogs for use by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) at the U.S.-Mexico border. The robots are just one of several types of new surveillance technology CBP has implemented or tested. This technology raises privacy concerns for citizens and […]
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In February, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reversed Trump administration guidance that limited recognition of marriages performed abroad only to those considered “valid” in the country where they took place. This narrow interpretation of the “place-of-celebration” rule left many refugees and asylees without a way to reunite with their partners because they lacked formal […]
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Secretary Mayorkas Designates Sudan and Extends and Redesignates South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status
On Tuesday night, President Biden will give his first State of the Union address to a packed House chamber. Other than, perhaps, an early nod to resettling Ukrainian refugees, those of us in the immigration reform movement don’t expect to hear much about our priorities until the big speech’s second half. While immigration won’t be […]
The post Biden Should Use the State of the Union for a Reset on Immigration appeared first on Immigration Impact.
A federal court in Illinois recently approved a settlement agreement governing unlawful, warrantless arrests and vehicle stops. The settlement requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to adopt new policies related to warrantless arrests, re-train its officers, and release people from detention if ICE violates the settlement. The case, Castanon Nava v. ICE, was filed […]
The post Settlement Thwarts ICE’s Ability to Conduct Warrantless Sweeps appeared first on Immigration Impact.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to clarify the meaning of the “public charge ground of inadmissibility” on February 24. The new guidance will be welcome news for immigrants as well as state governments and immigrant-serving organizations across the country that have worked to combat fear and misinformation around […]
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