Immigration News Resources

Supreme Court Rejects Review Over Factual Questions in Immigration Removal Proceedings

The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision on May 16 rejecting federal court review of fact-finding done by immigration courts. The Court’s reasoning could have wide-ranging impacts on many more types of immigration relief. The case—Patel v. Garland—centers around Pankajkumar Patel, a native of India, who erroneously checked a box on a Georgia drivers’ license […]

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Tackling Jurisdictional Questions

AILA member Geoffrey A. Hoffman shares insights on the article he wrote for the Spring 2022 edition of the AILA Law Journal focused on the issue of jurisdiction and how the defective NTA-jurisdictional question could play a crucial part in resolving and reducing the 1.6 million case backlog. AILA members, don’t forget you have digital access to all Law Journal editions on aila.org!

DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced today the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022.

The Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have Harmful Ripple Effects for Immigrants

Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, could have damaging effects to immigrant rights secured through the courts. The draft opinion—published last week in an unprecedented leak—is based in a legal concept known as “originalism,” which looks to the original text of the […]

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Two New Forms Published for Regional Center Designation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published two new forms for regional center designation under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation, and Form I-956H, Bona Fides of Persons Involved with Regional Center Program. Both forms are available on the USCIS website.

Broadening the Reach of Pro Bono Through Virtual Clinics

In this blog post, AILA Pro Bono Committee Chair Adonia Simpson and Sarah Burrows, Director, Pro Bono & Partnerships at HIAS, share insights into how AILA South Florida successfully pivoted to virtual pro bono events and how you can replicate this effort.

USCIS Lengthens Work Permit Automatic Extension Period to Address Adjudication Delays

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a temporary rule last week that automatically extends employment authorization for certain noncitizens waiting for USCIS to process their work permit renewal applications. As of December 2021, over 80,000 noncitizens had lost or would soon lose the right to work because of adjudication delays and a growing backlog. […]

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Fan Letters to AILA Members’ Favorite Resources

As we continue to celebrate AILA's 75th anniversary year, we asked members to share a fan letter to their favorite AILA resource, in two or three sentences, or haiku form.  Read about five favorites in this blog post on Think Immigration.

2023 Diversity Visa Lottery Winners Selected

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - May 10, 2022 - 17:38

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and allots 55,000 immigrant visas per year through a lottery pool for foreign nationals from countries with historically low immigration rates to the U.S. If you entered, you can now check the results to see if you were selected here. The...

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The Border Patrol Is Going to Eliminate Its Secretive Critical Incident Teams

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced in a May 6 memorandum that it would eliminate its Border Patrol Critical Incident Teams (BPCITs). The teams have faced criticism for their secretive role at the scenes of incidents involving Border Patrol agents in which someone has died or been seriously injured. BPCITs currently respond to critical […]

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The “SS EOIR” is Changing Course; Encouraging Winds Ahead

AILA member Stacy Caplow reflects on her Spring 2022 edition of the AILA Law Journal article entitled “The Sinking Immigration Court: Change Course, Save the Ship” in this blog post and why readers should take heart given a recent shift in EOIR hiring.

USCIS надає інформацію щодо «Єднання заради України»

21 квітня Сполучені Штати оголосили про започаткування програми «Єднання заради України», яка є ключовим кроком у виконанні зобов’язання президента Байдена вітати українців, які рятуються від вторгнення Росії в Україну.

Immigrants Will Be Vital in America’s Fastest Growing Jobs Through 2030

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains and kept people from going back to work at a time when the demand for goods and labor is high. This has left America contending with a labor shortage while also experiencing high levels of inflation. To investigate further, the new report “Amid Rising Inflation, Immigrant Workers […]

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How Legal Ethics Has Evolved in Immigration Practice

In this blog post, AILA members Michele Carney and Beth Persky reflect on the changes to legal ethics over the last 75 years, and encourage colleagues to learn more about those changes as a way to look down the road to more changes that may come.

USCIS Simplifying, Improving Communication of Case Processing Data

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced changes to simplify and improve how the agency communicates case processing time data to the public.

Local Communities Take the Lead in Welcoming All

Local communities across the country have long experienced the positive effects of growing immigrant and refugee communities.  As a result, many local governments, chambers of commerce, and nonprofits have been thinking proactively about how to create an environment that sends a message of inclusion and social cohesion, maximizes the contributions of all residents, and gives […]

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Automatic Extension Period Increased for Select EAD Applicants

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - May 3, 2022 - 17:04

On May 3, 20022, USCIS issued a Temporary Final Rule increasing the automatic extension period for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) and employment authorization to some EAD renewal applicants for a period of up to 540 days in an effort to prevent gaps in employment authorization and documentation. As USCIS works to address pending EAD caseloads,...

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Knowing the History of “The Huddled Masses”

In this blog post, AILA member and Law Journal author John Medeiros introduces his piece featured in the recent special edition of the AILA Law Journal celebrating AILA’s 75 years; his piece “Huddled Masses” chronicles the history of U.S. immigration and the development of U.S. immigration law.

USCIS Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is honoring its dedicated workforce during Public Service Recognition Week, May 1-7. Celebrated during the first full week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to honor those who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees.

USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), available to certain EAD renewal applicants, to up to 540 days.

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