State Department, June 2, 2023
"On June 17, 2023, the nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2s and BCCs), and other non-petition based...
EOIR, June 5, 2023
" EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW (EOIR)
OFFICE OF POLICY
5107 LEESBURG PIKE
FALLS CHURCH , VA 22041
Cyrus D. Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, June 5, 2023
"The new ETA 9089 form has gone into effect and DOL stopped using the old version of the form on the evening of May 31, 2023. The new form does not have...
Cyrus Mehta, May 29, 2023
"I write this blog in fond memory of Mark Von Sternberg who passed away on May 16, 2023. Mark was a brilliant lawyer, scholar and writer who worked very hard on behalf...
Portillo v. DHS
"Gerardo A. Portillo petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") affirming his order of removal and denying his application for adjustment...
Hernandez-Galand v. Garland
"This case concerns in absentia removal orders entered against a mother and her minor child as a consequence of the mother’s failure to appear in immigration court. We hold that there are exceptional circumstances in this case that warrant reopening. Therefore, we grant the petition for review and remand for further proceedings. ... In light of the totality of the circumstances, we conclude that Ms. Hernandez has made a sufficient showing of exceptional circumstances warranting relief under [Sec.] 1229a(b)(5)(C)(i), and the BIA abused its discretion in denying her request to reopen the case. Accordingly, we GRANT the petition for review and REMAND to the BIA for further proceedings consistent with this opinion."
[Hats way off to Stephen B. Kang (argued), ACLU Foundation Immigrants’ Rights Project, San Francisco, California; Ahilan T. Arulanantham, ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Matt Adams, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle, Washington; Talia Inlender and Kristen Jackson, Public Counsel Law Center, Los Angeles, California; Kristin Macleod-Ball, American Immigration Council, Brookline, Massachusetts; Karolina J. Walters, American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C.; for Petitioners!]