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How Schools Welcome Newly Arrived Immigrant and Refugee Students

School is back in session. For many states and localities across the country, that means welcoming newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth into the classroom. There will be increased need for student support this fall, given that the United States has resettled more than 76,000 Afghans and 100,000 Ukrainians over the last year as a […]

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How Immigration Can Offset the U.S. Labor Shortage and Rising Inflation

The U. S. inflation rate reached a 40-year high in June and slightly eased to 8.5% in July, continuing to put pressure on the budgets of American families. Disruptions to the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to price hikes around the world, with the war in Ukraine further pushing up global food […]

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DHS Issues Regulation to Preserve and Fortify DACA

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced that the Department has issued a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy for certain eligible noncitizens who arrived in the United States as children, deferring their removal and allowing them an opportunity to access a renewable, two-year work permit.

Cascading Errors of a Wrong Address 

AILA Practice and Policy Counsel Amy Grenier highlights the due process concerns that arise when CBP enters incorrect addresses for vulnerable migrants, sending vital paperwork astray and undermining the migrants' chances to successfully request asylum and protection.

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H-1B 2023 Cap Reached

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - August 24, 2022 - 09:29

USCIS announced today that they have received 483,927 H-1B visa registrations and selected 127,600 (about 26%) in the first round for FY 2023 to meet the mandated 65,000 in the regular cap as well as the 20,000 allotted for the master’s cap (advanced degree exemption) totaling 85,000. USCIS selects more registrations than is required by...

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What Does Legal Representation Look Like in Immigration Courts Across the Country?

It might seem like a straightforward statistic: 44% of individuals who appear in deportation proceedings have an immigration attorney. But it’s not so simple. Instead, it is a number that must factor in deportation cases that proceed on expedited timelines and the reality that a person may retain counsel only for a specific stage of […]

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USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Cap

USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2023.

Do Babies Need Passports for U.S. Immigration

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - August 22, 2022 - 11:55

If you just had a baby and plan to take a trip abroad you may be wondering, “Do babies need passports?” Under the law, babies are not exempt from having proper identification when traveling overseas. Every U.S. citizen, including minors, are required to have their own passport to travel internationally. Passports for minors under 16...

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House GOP’s Immigration Framework Recreates Trump’s Border Wish List

As midterm election season heats up, House Republicans on the “American Security Task Force” have produced a new framework for what they say is a plan to “secure the border.” Despite the claim of new ideas to tackle the situation at the border, the framework is almost identical to prior legislative and administrative efforts under […]

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Recent Supreme Court Ruling Limits Advocates’ Relief on Asylum Seekers’ Case

A federal court decision this month confirmed what advocates feared: that a recent move by the Supreme Court would undermine the fight against illegal government practices, like turning back asylum seekers at the border. On August 5, a federal court concluded that it could not issue an injunction against this unlawful U.S. government behavior at […]

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Form I-407: Give Up Permanent Residency [2022]

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - August 17, 2022 - 14:23

In some situations, an individual may be motivated to abandon their legal permanent resident status. For instance, if you are moving to another country and that requires you to renounce your LPR status in the U.S. Doing so is voluntary and should be done via Form I-407. This form records the abandonment of the individual’s...

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A year later, a look back at public opinion about the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan

The Pew Research Center - August 17, 2022 - 10:00

Here’s how people in the U.S. and elsewhere have viewed the troop evacuation and its aftermath, and their broader attitudes about the war.

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How to Get a Green Card for Your Parents | Processing Time

Visa Nation’s Immigration News - August 17, 2022 - 09:02

The strain of being separated from your parents or other family members in the U.S. can be very difficult. The United States has a family-based green card process that allows U.S. citizens to petition for their parents/other immediate relatives and U.S. permanent residents to sponsor spouses, minor children and unmarried children over the age of...

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Urgent Immigration Measures Rest With the Senate After August Recess

When members of Congress return from their August recess, they will find several immigration measures urgently awaiting their attention. The House Appropriations Committee already has passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the full House has passed both the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and the National Defense Authorization Act, which […]

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Afghan Allies Still Waiting for America’s Help One Year Later

As we recognize the one-year anniversary of Kabul's fall, Mahsa Khanbabai, Parastoo Zahedi, and Spojmie Nasiri highlight efforts of the AILA Afghan Taskforce and why the Afghan Adjustment Act is so important for the U.S. to live up to its promises to protect our allies.

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