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Immigrant Action Orlando Launched After Tragic Mass Shooting

June 21, 2016|Contributed by: Alexander D. McShiras, Esq.

In the focus on terrorism and the political ramifications of the recent mass shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016, a very important story has been glossed over by the mass media. The shooting happened at Pulse nightclub on Latino night. Among the people who frequent the club are many immigrants-...

TPS Extended for Nicaragua and Honduras

May 31, 2016|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for foreign nationals from Nicaragua and Honduras.  The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a country for TPS when he or she determines that conditions in a country temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or...

USCIS Sued by Thirteen Muslim Plaintiffs Because of Unlawful Delay of Citizenship Applications

May 23, 2016|Contributed by: Alexander D. McShiras, Esq.

On May 18, 2016 thirteen Muslim plaintiffs sued United States Citizenship and Immigration Services pursuant to 8 U.S.C. Section 1447(b) and the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”) for significant delays in the adjudication of each plaintiff’s application for citizenship (Form N-400). The...

Obama Administration Plans New Wave of Deportation Raids

May 17, 2016|Contributed by: Koby L. Polaski, Esq.

In January, we reported an operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to apprehend and deport undocumented immigrants across the United States. The January raids represented a large-scale effort to deport families fleeing violence in Central America. In our January blog, we outlined our...

USCIS Announces Proposed Fee Increases

May 5, 2016|Contributed by: Jennaweh Hondrogiannis, Esq.

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a proposed rule that would increase fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests. This proposal comes as a result of a comprehensive fee review conducted by USCIS which...

Court Certifies A Class Action Lawsuit That Argues Child Migrants Have A Due Process Right To Legal Counsel At Government Expense

May 5, 2016|Contributed by: Alexander D. McShiras, Esq.

Immigrant advocates scored a major victory in the ongoing legal fight over whether children under the age of 18 years old who are in deportation proceedings are entitled to appointed counsel at government expense. Federal District Court Judge Thomas Zilly stated he is going to certify a class...

President Trump’s First 100 Days: DACA Rescinded and Muslims Banned from Visiting U.S.

May 5, 2016|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

Against all expectations at the start of the primary process, Donald J. Trump has now sealed up the Republican nomination for President of the United States. He will face the Democratic nominee, likely Hillary Clinton, in the general election in November. Trump has long been promising to solve...

The H1B Hunger Games: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor:

May 4, 2016|Contributed by: Jeff D. Joseph, Esq.

Every year, on April 1st, when our office files our H-1B applications, I am reminded of the scene from Hunger Games where Effie Trinket, the escort for the District 12 Tributes, draws the names of the Tributes at the annual reaping. Those Tributes will go on to participate in the Hunger Games and,...

USCIS Addresses Processing Delays

May 4, 2016|Contributed by: Jennaweh Hondrogiannis, Esq.

On April 28, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a statement to address concerns regarding case processing delays. USCIS cited staffing shortages and an increasing workload as culprits of the backlog. USCIS stated that in an effort to minimize delays, it reviews the...

DACA Recipients Sue Georgia Officials Seeking In-State Tuition

April 28, 2016|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

On April 26, 2016, ten students in Georgia filed a lawsuit seeking in-state tuition rates based on their status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Georgia’s university system requires those seeking in-state tuition rates to demonstrate “lawful presence” in the...

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