FOIA Victory: NIP-NLG v. DHS

"“Trust everybody, but cut the cards,” as the old saying goes. When the Solicitor General of the United States makes a representation to the Supreme Court, trustworthiness is presumed. Here, however, plaintiffs seek to determine whether one such representation was accurate or whether...

Judge Orders Release of E-Mails, Basis for Supreme Court Argument

"The Justice Department has been ordered to disclose the basis for the U.S. government's representation to the Supreme Court in Nken v. Holder that a policy exists for returning wrongfully deported immigrants to this country. See Download Rakoff ruling . Judge Jed Rakoff, of the Southern District...

FEDERAL JUDGE RULES ON U.S. SOLICITOR GENERAL'S ABUSE OF SUPREME COURT'S TRUST

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2012 CONTACT: Nancy Morawetz, 212-998-6451 , nancy.morawetz@nyu.edu ; Martha Saunders, 917-327-3120 , mjs684@nyu.edu ; Saerom Park, 718-757-0352 , saerom@nyu.edu FEDERAL JUDGE RULES ON U.S. SOLICITOR GENERAL'S ABUSE OF SUPREME COURT'S TRUST Justice...

Federal Judge: Supreme Court May Have Been Misled in Immigration Case

"The government may have misled the Supreme Court about its policies on helping improperly deported immigrants return to the U.S., possibly influencing a decision to make it easier to deport thousands of aliens, according to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in New York. The judge’s...

New Morton Memo: Facilitating the Return to the U.S. of Certain Lawfully Removed Aliens

"This Directive describes existing ICE policy for facilitating the return to the United States of certain lawfully removed aliens whose PFRs are granted by a U.S. court of appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court." - ICE, Feb. 24, 2012 . This new Morton memo surfaced on Mar. 1, 2012 in connection...

USCIS Releases Details on DACA-Related Travel in Proposed Revisions to Form I-131

"On November 27, 2012, USCIS published a request for comments on the Federal Register for its proposed changes to Form I-131, Travel Document Application. Form I-131 has traditionally been used by three categories of foreign nationals to apply for permission to travel internationally: 1) Legal Permanent...

DACA, Arrabally and Parole: CM Guru Reports, You Decide

"In its revised Form Instructions to Form I-131, USCIS provides the following on page eight of the Table of Changes: Leaving the United States with an Advance Parole Document is a “departure” from the United States for all purposes under the U.S. immigration laws except that it...

Dear Immigration Director: Let Our Dreamers Go!

Angelo A. Paparelli explains why DACA grantees should be allowed to travel .

Risky Border Protest Lands DREAM Activists in Az. Immigration Jail...For Now

"Lizbeth Mateo paid her tuition Sunday for Santa Clara Law School, where classes begin next month. On Monday, she paused to send the school an email. "I'm letting them know I may not make it in time," she said. The reason for her delay: an unorthodox — and risky —...

Dream 9 Await Parole Decision

"What’s unclear is whether the nine would be released on parole to their American communities with a notice to appear in court. There also is a chance they could be held in detention until their hearing." - Cindy Carcamo, L.A. Times, Aug. 1, 2013 . "Tucson-based attorney Margo...

USCIS Policy Memo: Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces [and more]

"Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality...

After Forming Deep Roots in U.S., Man Discovers He Isn’t a Citizen

"After living nearly a half century in the United States — marrying and raising a family here, paying taxes and working for decades for the federal government — Mario Hernandez made a discovery recently that rattled him to his core: He is not an American citizen. In fact, he is not even...

Unpub. BIA on Parole Time, 212(h), 'Lawfully Resided Continuously' - Matter of Joseph

"In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that time spent pursuant to a grant of parole under INA 212(d)(5)(A) should be counted toward the time an applicant for a waiver under INA 212(h) has "lawfully resided continuously in the United States." "...

DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

"Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to promote...

DOS/DHS: In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras With Parents Lawfully Present in the United States

"U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking...

Implementation of Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

"This notice announces the implementation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program. Under this program, USCIS offers certain Haitian beneficiaries of family-based immigrant petitions approved on or before December 18, 2014 an...