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DHS Implements New Processes for Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans and Eliminates Cap for Venezuelans
Posted on 6 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 6, 2023 "On Jan. 5, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a safe and lawful way for qualifying Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans with U.S.-based supporters to travel by air to and temporarily reside in the United... Read More

Parole Process Notices: Venezuela, Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba
Posted on 5 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

These changes will take effect January 6, 2023. Implementation of Changes to the Parole Process for Venezuelans Implementation of a Parole Process for Haitians Implementation of a Parole Process for Nicaraguans Implementation of a Parole Process... Read More

Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal
Posted on 10 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/16/2022 "Through this notice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction order of... Read More

CA9 on Persecution, Nicaragua: Flores Molina v. Garland (2-1)
Posted on 13 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Flores Molina v. Garland "Petitioner Mario Rajib Flores Molina (“Flores Molina”) participated in demonstrations against the ruling regime in his native Nicaragua, where he witnessed the murder of his friend and fellow protester by police... Read More

Tags: Nicaragua , asylum

TPS Continuation for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal
Posted on 7 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 237 / Wednesday, December 9, 2020 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction orders of the U.S. District Court... Read More

Clear-Cut Asylum Applicant Valeska Aleman Denied Hearing Under Title 42 Exclusion
Posted on 28 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, Aug. 28, 2020 "She was one of the most recognizable activists in Nicaragua, protesting a government that has jailed and killed its opponents. Her photo ran in national newspapers; one called her the “face of... Read More

CA9 on Nicaragua, Social Group, Torture, Persecution: Davila v. Barr
Posted on 10 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Davila v. Barr "Carla Patricia Davila petitions for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) order affirming the denial of her application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture ... Read More

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

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 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 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