Immigration Law

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Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Immigration Agency’s Unlawful Denial of Green Cards for TPS Holders
Posted on 8 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILA, Nov. 8, 2021 "Three Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders filed a class action lawsuit challenging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ decision to rescind a decades-old policy which allowed them to seek lawful permanent resident... Read More

Continuation of TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal
Posted on 9 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/10/2021 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction orders of the... Read More

TPS Registration Period Extensions
Posted on 3 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/04/2021 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces extensions of the initial registration periods from 180 days to 18 months for initial (new... Read More

EADs for Certain Haitian F-1 Students
Posted on 30 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/03/2021 "This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country... Read More

Designation of Haiti for TPS
Posted on 30 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/03/2021 "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is designating Haiti for Temporary Protected... Read More

DHS Announces Extension and Re-Designation of Somalia for TPS
Posted on 19 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 19, 2021 "Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This extension and re-designation will be in effect from September... Read More

TPS Extended for Yemen
Posted on 7 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 6, 2021 "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This extension and re-designation will be in effect from September 4, 2021... Read More

Sanchez v. Mayorkas: Is There a Silver Lining?
Posted on 15 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, June 14, 2021 "On June 7, 2021, the Supreme Court decided Sanchez v. Mayorkas , holding that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) does not constitute an admission under INA § 245(a) for purposes of adjustment... Read More

Expert: Congress Must Fix TPS Problem
Posted on 9 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA, June 8, 2021 "For many TPS holders, hopes of a path to U.S. citizenship were dashed Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain immigrants with TPS cannot get green cards, or permanent residency, in the United States... Read More

Supreme Court on TPS, Adjustment of Status: Sanchez v. Mayorkas
Posted on 7 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sanchez v. Mayorkas "Petitioner Jose Santos Sanchez entered this country unlawfully from El Salvador. Years later, because of unsafe living conditions in that country, the Government granted him Temporary Protected Status (TPS), entitling him to... Read More

TPS for Haiti, Burma
Posted on 24 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 22, 2021 - "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality... Read More

Sanchez v. Mayorkas is "A No Brainer" - Hon. Paul W. Schmidt
Posted on 16 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Former BIA Chair Paul Schmidt tells it like it is with respect to Sanchez v. Mayorkas , set for oral argument at the Supreme Court on Monday, Apr. 19, 2021. For a deep dive, here's David A. Martin's essay . Issue: Whether, under 8 U.S.C. §... Read More

Countdown to Sanchez v. Mayorkas Supreme Court Oral Argument
Posted on 7 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

April 19, 2021 is the big day. Here is a link to all the briefs. Here is a link to "The Attack on TPS," by David Wilson and Kelsey Friberg, Dec. 31, 2020. And here is a link to "Their Lawsuit Prevented 400,000 Deportations. Now It’s... Read More

Pulling Back the Curtain-Analysis of New Government Data on Temporary Protected Status
Posted on 1 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Alianza Americas, NDLON, NIP/NLG, Mar. 30, 2021 "The Temporary Protected Status Advocacy Working Group led by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. or CLINIC, in partnership with Alianza Americas; the National Day Laborer Organizing... Read More

Extension and Re-Designation of Syria for TPS
Posted on 18 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/19/2021 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Syria... Read More