Human Rights First, Sept. 23, 2021
"Records received by Human Rights First from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the agency systematically and arbitrarily failed to release...
Aug. 24, 2021, exact source unknown
"Agencies submitting proposals for the FY 2021- FY 2022 Afghan Parolee Support (APS) Program should consider the following guidance as they plan for and prepare to serve Afghan parolees under the APS program...
Aline Barros, VOA, Aug. 19, 2021
"Despite round-the-clock efforts by the military to evacuate Afghans loyal to the United States in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan just days ago, immigration experts say it is unknown how many of...
USCIS, May 10, 2021
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that the Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to remove the International Entrepreneur program from DHS...
In a remarkable 24-page interlocutory decision dated January 4, 2021 , Miami Immigration Judge Timothy M. Cole finds that release on recognizance is parole. He certified his decision up to the BIA.
Hats way off to Mark A. Prada !
In this Federal Register notice , Joseph Edlow, USCIS Deputy Director for Policy explains why "parole of an alien may not actually be yielding any significant public or humanitarian benefit." We have 60 days to file comments.
USCIS, Dec. 23, 2020
" In keeping with the agency’s August 2019 announcement , U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a Federal Register notice requesting public comments on revisions to Form I-131, Application for Travel...
USICS, Aug. 20, 2020
"This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Z-R-Z-C- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this Adopted Decision shall be used to guide determinations...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019
"Under discretionary parole policies, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted parole on a case-by-case basis to nationals of the Russian Federation (Russia) to enter Guam...
USCIS, Aug. 19, 2019, PA-2019-04
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address USCIS’ discretion to grant employment authorization to foreign nationals paroled into the...
USCIS, Aug. 2, 2019
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced its intention to terminate two categorical parole programs, consistent with Executive Order (E.O.) 13767, Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements...
ICE, July 15, 2019
Interim Guidance for Implementation of Matter of M-S, 27 I&N Dec. 509 (A.G. 2019) During the Stay of the Modified Nationwide Preliminary Injunction in Padilla v. ICE, No. 18-928, 2019 WL 2766720 (W.D. Wash. July 2, 2019): Parole...
ACLU, May 30, 2019
"The SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed suit today against the Trump administration for categorically denying release to hundreds of people who are languishing in immigration prisons after lawfully...
Andrew Patterson, May 29, 2019
"Asylum seekers who have passed their credible fear interviews—those whom immigration officers find have viable asylum claims—may no longer have access to an important protection against prolonged imprisonment...
Matter of M-S-, 27 I&N Dec. 509 (A.G. 2019)
(1) Matter of X-K-, 23 I&N Dec. 731 (BIA 2005), was wrongly decided and is overruled.
(2) An alien who is transferred from expedited removal proceedings to full removal proceedings after establishing...