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Feds Postpone MPP Hearings Again
Posted on 16 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, June 16, 2020 "The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) remain committed to proceeding with Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) hearings as expeditiously as possible. The Departments have been in ongoing discussions about... Read More

Joint EOIR/DHS Statement on MPP (May 10, 2020)
Posted on 11 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR/DHS, May 10, 2020 "The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security continue to take necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting in-person interaction. To this end, the Departments have made the following adjustments to... Read More

MPP Hearings Rescheduled Again
Posted on 1 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR/DHS, May 1, 2020 "The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have extended the temporary postponement of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Hearings scheduled through, and including, June 1, 2020, will be rescheduled. As the Departments... Read More

Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on MPP Rescheduling
Posted on 24 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 23, 2020 "Due to circumstances resulting from COVID-19, all Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) master calendar and merit hearings presently scheduled through April 22 will be rescheduled. Neither the MPP program nor any hearings will be... Read More

Border Immigration Tent Courts Resemble 'China or Russia'
Posted on 25 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gus Bova, Texas Observer, Sept. 24, 2019 "In Laredo and Brownsville, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken the unusual step of building tent court facilities alongside the ports of entry. There, members of the press and public are... Read More

Public (Including Media) Denied Access to Border Courts
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019 "Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase: Matter of A-B- Being Misapplied by EOIR, DHS
Posted on 14 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, July 13, 2018 - "One month after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued his cruel, misguided decision in Matter of A-B- , we are seeing the first signs of how the decision is being implemented by the BIA, USCIS, and ICE. ... Read More

Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 DV Program Opens, More
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

2014 DV Program Opens The 2014 Diversity Visa Program registration opened at noon on October 2, 2012, and is scheduled to close at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. As in past years, applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration... Read More

Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 20 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS Issues Policy Memo on International Filings On November 30, 2012, USCIS issued a final policy memorandum outlining the circumstances in which applicants may file Form I-601 (Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility) and any associated... 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

Excerpts of the May 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Expedited Review Announced for Cases Affected by Specific Administrative Errors
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

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... Read More