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News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Expands Eligibility for Provisional Waivers | On July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a final rule expanding the class of noncitizens eligible to receive provisional unlawful presence waivers. Under the new regulation, all...

News Excerpts From the Sept. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Ninth Circuit Limits Class of Noncitizens Subject to Mandatory Detention | On Augist 4, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a major ruling limiting the number of noncitizens subject to mandatory detention because of prior criminal convictions. The unanimous decision authored...

News Excerpts From the Sept. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Justice Department Corrects Data Given to Supreme Court in Major Immigration Case | On August 26, 2016, Acting Solicitor General Ian Heath Gershengorn admitted in a letter to the Supreme Court that the Justice Department provided incorrect data in a 2002 case involving the constitutionality of provisions...

News Excerpts From the Oct. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

H-1B Practice Alert | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the period of transferring H-1B petitions from the California and Vermont Service Centers to the Nebraska Service Center ended August 31, 2016. USCIS to Adopt Parole Policy for U Visa Applicants On September 7...

News Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Supreme Court To Consider Constitutionality of “Crime of Violence” Definition | On September 29, 2016, the Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the definition of “crime of violence” under 18 U.S.C. §16(b) is unconstitutionally vague. The statute defines...

News Excerpts From the Nov. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

DHS Advisory Committee Recommends Closing of Family Detention Centers | On September 30, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers issued a lengthy report calling for the department to close its three family detention centers. Among other recommendations...

News Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Supreme Court To Review BIA Definition of 'Sexual Abuse of a Minor' | On October 28, 2016, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case challenging a precedential decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals holding that consensual intercourse between a twenty-one-year-old and a seventeen...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

GAO Finds Wide Disparities in Asylum Grant Rates | On November 14, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report finding wide disparities in asylum grant rates at immigration courts throughout the country. The report analyzed nearly 600,000 asylum applications completed between...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

EOIR Expands Sites for Legal Orientation Program | On November 8, 2016, the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced the expansion of the Legal Orientation Program to the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, the Polk County Detention Center in Livingston, Texas, and the Rolling...

News Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2017, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

EEOC Updates Guidance on National Origin Discrimination | On November 21, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance for employers on national origin discrimination, as well as a question-and-answer guide and fact sheet for small businesses. The guidance, which...

News Excerpts From the Feb. 1, 2017, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Obama Administration Ends ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy / On January 12, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy applied to Cuban migrants for more than two decades. Under the longstanding policy, Cuban migrants who were...

Highlights from the Jan. 1, 2018 Bender's Immigration Bulletin (The Royal Wedding Edition)

Inside This Issue : Romance Is in the Air by KATHRIN S. MAUTINO (all about the immigration implications of the royal wedding!) Legal Research for Asylum: A ‘‘Learning To Fish’’ Guide for Solid Results by DR. ALICIA TRICHE And much more! Not yet a subscriber?...

Table of Contents from the Mar. 15, 2018 Issue of Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Lead Article: The 1996 Immigration Laws Come of Age - Jennifer M Chacón CASE DIGESTS IN THIS ISSUE: Federal Court Decisions Jennings v. Rodriguez (detention, right to bail hearing) Marks v. Hochhauser (Hague Convention on the Civil Aspect of International Child Abduction) Nardea v. Sessions...