Immigration News Resources
Form I-129F: The Ultimate Guide
It is very common for people to bring their fiancé(e) or spouses to the U.S. To do so, they need to comply with the rigid immigration rules, which in such cases, begin with the completion of the I-129F form. The I-129F form is the foundation to later receiving permanent residency in the U.S. via a...
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What is Advance Parole for Traveling Overseas?
Advance parole is a special permission granted by USCIS, in the form of a travel document, to be able to temporarily travel overseas while living in the United States and awaiting your green card or while on another noncitizen immigration status. If you travel outside of the United States while your green card application is...
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Monthly encounters with migrants at U.S.-Mexico border remain near record highs
Recent monthly migrant encounter totals far exceed the peak reached during the last major wave at the U.S.-Mexico border in May 2019.
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DHS Announces Process Enhancements for Supporting Labor Enforcement Investigations
USCIS Announces Final Phase of Premium Processing Expansion for EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions and Future Expansion for F-1 Students Seeking OPT and Certain Student and Exchange Visitors
Secretary Mayorkas Extends and Redesignates Somalia for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months
The Toll of Delays – USCIS Allows Nearly 600% Increase in I-601A Waiver Processing Times
Using data from AILA member case examples, AILA Liaison Coordinator Jonathan Valdez describes the ripple effect of USCIS’ excessive delay in I-601A processing, noting that the impact "is as profound as it is immeasurable," and urging the implementation of reforms that improve processing times overall.
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What’s Next for Title 42? The Policy Still Has the Border in Its Grip
Weeks after Title 42 was ordered to end in December 2022, the supposed “public health” policy is still effectively closing the border to many asylum seekers after an eleventh-hour order from the Supreme Court kept it alive. And as the Trump-era policy inches closer to its third anniversary, the Biden administration is expanding its use, […]
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Complete Guide to the Child Status Protection Act
The immigration process can seem cumbersome and with delays still a reality from the global pandemic in 2020, some immigrants who filed petitions under the classification of ‘children’ and now have turned 21 may wonder what their legal rights are and if they still qualify for child status. Fortunately, there are protections in place for...
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T Nonimmigrant Visas: An Opportunity to Provide a Path Forward
AILA members Helen Tarokic and Jesse Bless describe the current status of the T nonimmigrant visa, created by Congress to protect trafficking victims, noting that given recent updates to the USCIS Policy Manual more asylum and U-visa applicants may be eligible for this often-overlooked visa.
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Public Charge Rule In Effect As of December 23, 2022
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that any applications filed on or after December 23, 2022 will be subject to the specifications of a final rule regarding how it will apply the public charge ground of inadmissibility under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. In September of 2022, we wrote a...
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DHS Implements New Processes for Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans and Eliminates Cap for Venezuelans
Complete Guide to E-2 & L-2 EAD for Spouses | Work Authorization in 2023
In 2002, Congress modified the existing immigration laws so that L and E dependent spouse visa holders could work in the United States. However, obtaining the employment authorization documents (EAD) was still complex, lengthy, and costly. Due to long adjudication times, it would take upwards of a year before these spouses could get approval from...
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Filing Location Change for Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition
USCIS Releases New Immigrant Investor Form
USCIS Issues Proposed Rule to Adjust Certain Immigration and Naturalization Fees
Secretary Mayorkas Extends and Redesignates Temporary Protected Status for Yemen
Title 42’s End May Be in Sight. Good Riddance.
More than two and a half years after it began, the “public health” policy known as Title 42 may finally be nearing an end. On Monday, a coalition of GOP-led states submitted a last-ditch request to the Supreme Court asking the Justices to halt a court order from a federal judge in Washington, D.C. who […]
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The Queens Night Market Is a Testament to the Power of Immigrant Inclusion
The singular mission of the Queens Night Market is to be New York City’s most affordable, diverse, and welcoming community space. That mission has been the north star of every organizational decision we’ve made since we launched in 2015. From the start, I imposed one major price restriction and two curatorial parameters as guiderails in […]
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The “Doctrine of Consular Nonreviewability” Explained
In a video blog post, AILA Law Journal authors Sabrina Damast and Eric Lee explain what the “Doctrine of Consular Nonreviewability” is, why it is important to immigration lawyers, and the current state of the doctrine in federal court litigation.
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