Immigration Law

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TPS Extensions per Ramos v. Nielsen Injunction
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 41 / Friday, March 1, 2019 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction order of the U.S. District Court for... Read More

Preliminary Injunction Halts Trump Push to End TPS for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan: Ramos v. Nielsen
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Oct. 3, 2018 - "Today, a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s termination of legal status for beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti,... Read More

Visa Services Suspended in American Embassy, Managua, Nicaragua
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua - "Dear visa applicants, Due to the current security situation in Nicaragua and the resulting reduction in Embassy operating hours, the U.S. Department of State has suspended almost all visa processing in Managua. The... Read More

TPS Extended for Honduras, Nicaragua
Posted on 15 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2016 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected... Read More

TPS for Honduras Extended, Terminated for Nicaragua
Posted on 14 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Extension of the Designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status - "[T]he TPS designation of Honduras is automatically extended for 6 months, from January 6, 2018 through July 5, 2018." Termination of the Designation of Nicaragua for... Read More

Unpub. BIA Nicaraguan CAT Victory (Dec. 1, 2017)
Posted on 18 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The applicant, a native and citizen of Nicaragua, appeals from an Immigration Judge's decision, dated June 8, 2017, denying his application for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture (Convention), 8 C.F.R. § 1208.17. The... Read More

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Hondurans, Nicaraguans with Temporary Protected Status
Posted on 16 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 15, 2017, Honduras - "Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Honduras’ designation who want to maintain that status through the current expiration date of July 5, 2018, must re-register between Dec. 15,... Read More

Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: DHS Extends TPS for Honduras and Nicaragua
Posted on 29 Nov 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

DHS Extends TPS for Honduras and Nicaragua Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano extended the Temporary Protected Status for Honduras and Nicaragua for eighteen months. The extension is effective, for nationals of both countries, January... Read More

DHS Action on TPS for Nicaragua, Honduras (Nov. 6, 2017)
Posted on 7 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Nov. 6, 2017 - "Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua with a delayed effective date of 12 months to allow for an orderly transition... Read More

Excerpts From the May 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

EOIR Releases Information Regarding Mandatory Attorney Registration On April 11, the Executive Office for Immigration Review released instructions and a series of frequently asked questions regarding its new mandatory electronic registry for attorneys... Read More

TPS Extensions for Honduras, Nicaragua
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from January 6, 2015 through... Read More

Advance Copies of TPS Extensions for Honduras and Nicaragua
Posted on 3 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

To be published in the Federal Register on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. For Honduras, click here . For Nicaragua, click here . Read More

Posner Dings the BIA Again: CA7 on Withholding, Nicaragua - Gutierrez-Rostran v. Lynch
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gutierrez-Rostran v. Lynch, Jan. 13, 2016 - "The treatment by the immigration court and the Board of the cousin’s murder was too cursory to justify denial of Gutierrez-Rostran’s application for withholding of removal. ... Neither the... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Notices: TPS Extensions for Nicaragua, Honduras
Posted on 2 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicaragua : "This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from July 6, 2013 through January 5, 2015." Honduras : "This... Read More

Extension of the Designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status and Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Nicaraguan TPS Beneficiaries
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has extended the designation of Nicaragua for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from its current expiration date of January 5, 2012 through July 5, 2013."... Read More