ICE, May 11, 2023
President Biden announced the termination of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency, effective on May 11, 2023, following the termination...
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
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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...
Asilonu v. Okeiyi
"The plaintiff, Anoruo Asilonu, alleges that the defendant, Dr. Esther Okeiyi, signed a Form I-864 to serve as a financial sponsor for Mr. Asilonu, who sought to immigrate to the United States. If she did sign and submit this form, then by statute she assumed a contractual obligation to maintain the plaintiff at an annual income of at least 125% of the federal poverty line. See 8 U.S.C. § 1183a(a)(1). The plaintiff has sued the defendant for breaching her promise to support him during 2017, 2018, and 2019. The plaintiff contends that “income” means federally taxable income. See Doc. 185 at 1; Doc. 166 at 6–7. The defendant, on the other hand, contends that “income” means “gross income,” Doc. 187 at 2–4, and “any and all income,” Doc. 190 at 2, taking into account “income from wages and employment, educational scholarships and grants, alimony, housing subsidies, and any other direct financial benefits received.” Doc. 167 at 26. ... The Court adopts the definition of “income” in [8 C.F.R.] § 213a.1 and will define the plaintiff’s income as “total income for purposes of his U.S. Federal income tax liability.”