Now the bad news of the day #1. The Trump administration announced new rules today that would, in effect, create a bar to asylum for certain individuals who cross the border at a place that is not a port of entry. Asylum is a humanitarian protection afforded to those who fear persecution in their home […]
It has been yet another busy – and exhausting – day in the immigration law world. A bit of good news and, as is the norm these days, plenty of bad. Let’s start with the good. Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling preventing the Trump administration from ending the […]
June 2018 Visa Bulletin has been released. Please click here to view the bulletin.
On May 11, 2018, USCIS posted a policy memorandum changing how it will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status, including F-2, J-2, or M-2 dependents, who fail to maintain their status in the United States.The policy will go into effect August 9, 2018. Individuals in F, […]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the agency will begin phasing in use of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service to mail Green Cards and other secure documents beginning April 30, 2018. The first phase will affect documents that need to be re-mailed because they have been returned […]