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Designation of Syrian Arab Republic for Temporary Protected Status

"Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective March 29, 2012 through September 30, 2013. ... This...

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Employment Authorization for Syrian F-1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of Civil Unrest in Syria Since March 2011

"This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Syria since March...

Advance Copy of Syria TPS Correction in FR

"In notice document 2012-7498 appearing on pages 19026 through 19030 in the issue of Thursday, March 29, 2012, make the following corrections: 1. On page 19026, third column, in the “Dates” section, the last sentence, “September 30, 2013” should read “September 25,...

Syria TPS: Correction; Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

Correction : "In notice document 2012–7498 appearing on pages 19026 through 19030 in the issue of Thursday, March 29, 2012, make the following corrections: 1. On page 19026, third column, in the DATES section, in the last sentence, ‘‘September 30, 2013’’ should read...

Excerpts of the May 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Expedited Review Announced for Cases Affected by Specific Administrative Errors

Expedited Review Announced for Cases Affected by Specific Administrative Errors USCIS has now established an expedited process for reviewing and correcting decisions resulting from certain administrative errors. This new process allows customers to request an expedited review of their cases and correction...

Presidential Order Suspending Entry of Certain Persons from Iran, Syria

"I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens who meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants...

Advance Copy of Executive Order Suspending Entry of Certain Syrians, Iranians

" ... I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend the entry into the United States...

Executive Order Suspending Entry of Certain Syrians, Iranians

"...I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend the entry into the United States...

Europeans want war crimes probe of Houla massacre

GENEVA (AP) - European diplomats were pressing Friday for the U.N.'s top human rights body to propose a war crimes probe into last week's killing of over 100 civilians in Syria, a move that would be fiercely resisted by Russia but also is viewed with misgivings by Full version (available...

Syrian Massacres and the Rule of Law

If human rights are to be protected, and the rule of law to prevail, the days of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime are numbered. Until then, the massacres will continue. On May 25 th , the Syrian government murdered over 100 people, the majority women and children, in Houla. Tanks...

Women shut out of Syria's opposition leadership

DOHA Qatar (AP) - The leadership of Syria's main opposition group in exile is an all-male affair after elections failed to promote a single woman to the decision-making group of 41 members. Some of the female delegates at the Syrian National Council conference in the Qatari capital of Doha rushed...

Can Syria’s Rebels Restore the Rule of Law?

Syrian Attorney Mohammed Haj Hussein is attempting to create an impartial legal system in territory held by rebels. The goal is to provide justice that has been lacking in President Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian regime. On a positive note, the new system relies upon an impartial judiciary...

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Extension of Employment Authorization for Certain Syrian F-1 Students

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Syria since March 2011. This...

Advance Copy of USCIS Notice: Extension of TPS for Syria

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the existing designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2015, and redesignating Syria for...

ICE Notice: Extension of Employment Authorization for Syrian F–1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of Civil Unrest in Syria Since March 2011

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Syria since March 2011...

USCIS Notice: Extension and Redesignation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the existing designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2015, and redesignating Syria for...

America, Syria and CIR: Endelman & Mehta

"... If America, as a superpower, continues to play the role of a cop in world affairs by virtue of its superpower status, it will have more moral legitimacy to do so if it embraces people from the world through a humane and compassionate immigration system. ..." - Gary Endelman & Cyrus...

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Destroying Chemical Weapons

The destruction of chemical warfare material is prominent in the news today due to the documented use of sarin ( i.e. , isopropyl methyl phosphonofluoridate) by the Syrian government against its own citizens and the United Nations’ resolution requiring the immediate destruction of these weapons...

Advance Copy of OFAC Final Rule, Syria Sanctions

"The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (the “Regulations”) and reissuing them in their entirety, in order to implement Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, “Blocking Property...

OFAC Syrian Sanctions Final Rule, Immigration Implications

"The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (the ‘‘Regulations’’) and reissuing them in their entirety, in order to implement Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006...

News Excerpts From the June 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

CBP Launches Website for I-94 and Travel History Retrieval On May 1, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) introduced a new website that will allow nonimmigrants in the United States to obtain their I-94 arrival/departure records for any point within the past five years without filing a request...

Advance Copy of DHS (ICE, USCIS) Notices: Syria TPS Extension

Extension and Redesignation of the Syrian Arab Republic for Temporary Protected Status - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) for Temporary Protected...

Extension of TPS for Syria, EADs for Certain F-1 Students

Extension and Redesignation of the Syrian Arab Republic for Temporary Protected Status - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) for Temporary Protected...

Supreme Court Flashback to 1915 Settles Syrian Refugee Resettlement Question: Truax v. Raich

Damon Root, Nov. 17, 2015 - "In the wake of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, the governors of at least 26 U.S. states have declared themselves in opposition to the resettlement of Syrian refugees within their respective state borders. In the words of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R), "I...