Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of DACA Ruling

On Monday, the Trump Administration’s agenda was dealt a painful blow, as the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of the recent federal judge’s ruling. The recent federal ruling required the government to keep DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program allows children of illegal immigrants, commonly called “Dreamers,” to […]


USCIS Releases Memo Clarifying Policies for H-1B Third Party Worksite Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have clarified the policy for third-party worksite petitions for H-1B visas. These updated policies and guidelines are in alliance with the Trump Administration’s “Buy American and Hire American,” Executive Order, and the directive from the administration to protect the interests of American workers. The H-1B Visa program […]

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Second Federal Judge Issues Injunction, Keeping DACA in Place

For the second time this year, a federal judge has ruled that the program known as DACA must stay in place. DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has become a controversial part of the immigration debate that has become more heated since the Trump administration’s campaign trail. The program was implemented during the Obama administration […]

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Trump Administration Releases Memorandum Establishing Vetting Center for Immigrants

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a new national security memorandum in an effort to improve the vetting process of immigrants. In addition, the directive attempts to streamline the process of vetting certain people who are already present in the United States. The memorandum calls for the establishment of a vetting center, even though it […]

USCIS Releases Statement Regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Much uncertainty has surrounded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, since Trump’s presidential candidacy began. His campaign promises included many controversial changes to immigration policies, particularly the removal of the DACA program altogether. Since his presidency, the administration has moved forward with its plans for DACA, while meeting much resistance both inside and […]

H-1B visas

“Buy American, Hire American,” Policy Now Affecting the H-1B Visa Process

Update:  After this post was published, the McClatchy DC news service reported that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has stated that it is not considering a regulatory change to the H-1B extension rules as had previously been reported.  USCIS did, however, indicate that the agency is considering a number of policy and regulatory […]


Trump Administration Adds More Red Tape for Immigrants

An official email from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) states that the Trump administration is proposing new requirements for immigrants that will make it more difficult for congressional offices to assist their constituents in the green card application process. The email, sent from Ronald Atkinson, the acting chief of USCIS’ legislative affairs […]

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Entrepreneur Parole Program (updated)

As of the December 14th announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), applications are now being accepted for parole under the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), commonly called Entrepreneur Parole. Political Resistance to the Rule The Obama administration proposed the rule in an attempt to help international entrepreneurs grow their startups while staying […]

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Supreme Court Decision Allows Travel Ban to be Fully Enforced

In a surprising move on Monday, the Supreme Court granted President Trump’s request to fully enforce another version of his highly disputed travel ban. Legal challenges continue in lower courts regarding the travel ban, which applies to residents of eight countries, six of which have Muslim majorities. The move was seen as a White House […]


Immigrants Face Increased Risks Involving DUI Convictions

The consequences of a DUI conviction are often life-changing. This is even more concerning for those without citizenship. A citizen found guilty of a DUI may face jail time, loss of driver’s license and expensive fines. For non-citizens, there are additional consequences: possible deportation and the loss of opportunity for naturalization. Because individuals seeking naturalization […]