AIC, Feb. 28, 2019
"In July and November of 2018, the American Immigration Council, along with the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA...
Advance Copy of Interim Rule to be published in the June 3, 2015 Federal Register:
"This rule amends the Department of Justice regulations relating to the organization of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) by adding two Board member positions...
Ben Winograd writes:
"The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center (IRAC) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 edition of its Index of Unpublished Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals .
About the Index
EOIR Revises Docket Priorities |
On February 3, 2016, Chief Immigration Judge Print Maggard issued a memorandum revising certain docket priorities for the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
In cases involving unaccompanied minors, immigration...
By Jill Apa |
The issue in Mata v. Lynch is whether circuit courts can review a BIA decision denying a late motion to reopen removal proceedings based on an allegation of ineffective assistance of counsel. The Fifth Circuit had said no, disagreeing...
Ending Birthright Citizenship Would be Costly to America
On March 5, 2012 the National Foundation for American Policy ("NFAP") published a paper authored by Bender's Immigration Bulletin Editorial Board member Margaret D. Stock. Entitled...
Attorney General Appoints Three New BIA Members |
On February 26, 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointed three new members to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Two of the new Board members—Molly Kendall Clark and Ellen Liebowitz—previously...
USCIS Transitions to Centralized Policy Manual
On January 7, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched its transition to an online policy manual that will ultimately replace the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM). According to USCIS Director...
H-1B FY 2017 Cap Season Begins April 1 |
USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 cap on April 1, 2016. The congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visas for FY 2017 is 65,000. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed...
Immigration Judge Paul Schmidt Announces Retirement |
On March 31, 2016, Immigration Judge Paul Wickham Schmidt announced that he will retire on June 30 after more than three decades of government service. Schmidt, a judge at the Arlington (Va.) Immigration...
BIA Will Solicit Amicus Briefs |
On June 19, 2015, the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals has launched a one-year pilot program to solicit amicus briefs from interested parties. The Board will post...
EB-4 Visa Limit Reached for Special Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
A final action date of January 1, 2010 has been set for special immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and is reflected in the State Department’s...
USCIS Issues New Guidelines on Credible Fear Interviews
On February 28, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued new guidelines for asylum officers charged with determining whether applicants possess credible fears of persecution or torture...
Executive Action Coverage |
On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions that will help secure the border, prioritize deporting felons over families, and allow certain undocumented immigrants to temporarily remain in...
Supreme Court Decides Luna Torres v. Lynch |
On May 19, The Supreme Court decided Torres v. Lynch , 578 U.S. ___ (2016). Justice Kagan delivered the opinion, joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Alito, and Chief Justice Roberts. Justice Sotomayor...