"The U.S. government offers roughly 5,000 visas a year to illegal
immigrants who agree to testify against the traffickers who brought them
to this country and then forced them into prostitution or other
servitude. But in the first eight months of this year, only 524 victims
applied for the...
"It’s commonly believed that marriage to a U.S. citizen is an
immigration cure-all, as is having U.S.-born children. Not so. In fact,
for people who entered illegally, current laws make it next to
impossible to obtain legal status. Legal expert David Wolfe Leopold , an immigration attorney...
"Jiovanna Campbell came to the U.S. illegally when she was 3, and
stayed except for one childhood trip back to Mexico. That visit is
hindering her shot at legal status." - Paloma Esquivel, L.A. Times, Mar. 24, 2012 .
USCIS Proposes Change for Certain Unlawful-Presence Waivers
USCIS posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on March 30 that would reduce the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives who must obtain immigrant visas abroad to become lawful permanent residents...
"While we educate the best talent from the four corners of the world,
we have forgotten to keep the pick of the litter in the United States
to develop economic prosperity and instead have contributed to the purge
of technical talent back to where it came from by holding back work
CBP Discontinues Stamping I-20s and DS-2019s at POEs
As of August 10, Customs and Border Protection no longer provides admission stamps on Forms I-20/DS-2019 for prospective and returning international students and scholars traveling with F, M, or J visas and seeking admission to the United States...
"While we obsess on the need to invite more immigrant entrepreneurs, why is there no comparable fixation on the importance of welcoming entrepreneurship's kissing cousin, creativity? We acknowledge the creativity of knowledge workers, yet we fail to see the urgency of freely inviting members...
EOIR Issues New Guidance Following Settlement of Asylum Clock Suit |
On December 2, 2013, the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge issued two memoranda concerning implementation of the employment authorization “clock” for asylum applicants in removal proceedings. The issuance of the memoranda...
Administration Takes Executive Action on Immigration |
On November 20, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson issued a series of memoranda as part of a much-anticipated “executive action” to remedy problems in the nation’s immigration system.
A memorandum entitled...
EOIR Appoints New Immigration Judges and Assistant Chief Immigration Judges |
In November, the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced the appointment of two new immigration judges and six new assistant chief immigration judges.
Jonathan Simpson, a former assistant chief counsel for U...