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Conversations with the Director: Mayorkas on EB-5

"On September 14, 2011, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas held the first in a series of small group discussions called Conversations with the Director. The first in this series of engagements focused on the EB-5 immigrant investor program and provided stakeholders an opportunity to engage in a discussion...

Supreme Court Brief in Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio (CSPA)

"Respondents are law-abiding noncitizens who sought, through their U.S. citizen relatives, to immigrate to this country with their minor children, as the law permits. They waited patiently for years, in some cases decades, for visas to become available, and in that time their sons and daughters...

Supreme Court Grants Cert. in CSPA Case: Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio

The order list granting ten cases for nine arguments, including on the issues of recess appointments and abortion protests, is here. Issue: (1) Whether Section 1153(h)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act– which provides rules for determining whether particular aliens qualify as “children”...

USCIS, America's Immigration Cutcherry, Adopts New Procedures as the Boss Readies for a Move Upstairs

" I've long admired Director Mayorkas for his sincerity, diligence, commitment, intelligence, elocution, rhetorical flourishes and wit. He has faced his challenges from within and without , and addressed them with his resolute energy and drive, never losing sight of his oath of office and the...

Current and Former Members of Congress to Supremes: The CSPA Means What We Said!

"Amici curiae are a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress who were serving in 2002, when the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) was passed. The Members care deeply about the preservation of family unity among immigrant families and the fairness of our country’s immigration procedures...

Prerna Lal Reports from the Supreme Court on Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio

"A major storm was supposed to take over the District of Columbia today. While the federal and District government closed down in anticipation of bad weather, I trudged along to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Mayorkas v. de Osorio , an issue that has defined most of my existence...

Oral Argument Recapitulation: Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio

"[T]he Court heard oral arguments in Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio , a case raising a technical issue of statutory construction of the complex U.S. immigration laws. The specific question presented by the case is whether a provision of the Immigration & Nationality Act, as amended by the...