Immigration News

Will I lose my DACA?

The fact is nobody knows. But, we urge all DACA holders to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer about their immigration status and other applications they might file. The more information you have, the better you can make decisions for you… Read More
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Am I eligible for a provisional waiver under the new August 29, 2016 rule?

Maybe. In 2013, USCIS began to adjudicate provisional waiver applications before the immigrant traveled to his or her home country. If USCIS grants a provisional waiver, the immigrant then leaves the United States and goes to an interview at the U.S.… Read More
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Expanded DACA and DAPA are not in effect

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that the DACA program would be modified to eliminate the age ceiling, to move the residence requirement from 2007 to January 1, 2010, and to grant the status for three years. The President also announce… Read More
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Renee Redman will speak in Washington D.C. on May 6, 2016

Renee Redman will present a paper on the history of U.S. asylum law at the annual spring symposium of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. The symposium, Congress and a Nation of Immigrants, 1790-1990: From the First Naturalization Act to the Simpson… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to DAPA

In November 2014, President Obama announced that undocumented immigrants living in the United States who are parents of U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident children were eligible to apply for Deferred Action and received work permits. The progr… Read More
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Don't turn away refugees again

Dear Editor: Over the last four years, more than four million Syrians have had to flee their country; most never to return. They register with the United Nations refugee agency, and then wait in limbo for a country to accept them. They wait for two,… Read More
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When will I have my asylum interview?

Many asylum applicants have been waiting for more than two years to be interviewed by an asylum officer. The long wait is stressful but applicants are also stressed by not knowing when to expect their interviews. Recently, USCIS has alleviated that s… Read More
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Nepal is designated to Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

In June 2015, the Department of Homeland Security designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status. Citizens of Nepal, and people with no citizenship but whose habitual residence is Nepal, may apply for TPS if they were in the United States on June 24… Read More
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Why do I have to return my three-year DACA approval and work authorization?

Some DACA recipients who were granted DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) and Employment Authorization (EAD) for three years must return the Approval Notices and EAD Card to USCIS by July 17, 2015. Only those people issued three year approva… Read More
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I am a U.S. citizen; can I file for my parents?

U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years old may file immigrant petitions on behalf of their parents. After a petition is granted, parents overseas have to attend an interview at a U.S. Consulate or U.S. Embassy in order to obtain lawful permanent res… Read More
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