Immigration Court

The U.S. Department of Justice Lays Out Plan to Cut in Half Backlogged Cases at Immigration Courts

According to a Department of Justice official, the DOJ is planning to cut immigration court cases in half by 2020.  The plan includes adding more immigration judges, upgrading technology, and refusing to postpone case hearings.  These efforts…
USCIS

USCIS Takes a Drastic Approach to the H-1B Program

As you might know, the H-1B visa program is created by the U.S. government to assist U.S. companies with recruiting highly-skilled foreign workers when they cannot find qualified U.S employees in the country.  Two-thirds of visas under the…
Travel ban

Travel Ban Halted by Two Federal Judges

On Wednesday, March 15, federal judge Benjamin Watson of Hawai’i issued an order blocking President Trump's revised travel ban.  The ban was set to take effect the following day.  The revised travel ban, much like the President's first…
Sanctuary policies

The Sanctuary Policies and Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary policies refer to a class of policies aimed at tailoring a city, county or state’s resources to provide adequately and safely for all residents, including immigrants of varying immigration statuses.  These policies range from municipalities…
Sanctuary policies

Leaked Memos on Immigration Enforcement

There are leaked memos circulating on the internet.  One is titled Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies and the other is titled Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National…
Sanctuary policies

600 Arrested by Immigration Officials Across the United States in One Week

Over 600 individuals (across approximately 11 states) were arrested by Federal immigration officials last week. According to law enforcement agents, of the 600 people arrested, 40 were detained in the New York City area. It is unknown…
Sanctuary policies
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What To Do if You Encounter Immigration Enforcement

Even if you are an undocumented immigrant, you still have rights under the law. The following slides will give you information on what you should and should not do when you encounter federal or local authorities. If you are arrested, ask…
Sanctuary policies

Trump’s executive orders will not solve immigration crises

Today, January 25, 2017, Donald Trump signed two executive orders to initiate enforcement of his promised immigration efforts.  The first executive order is an initial step to commence building the wall between Mexico and the United States…
Sanctuary policies

USCIS Final Rule on Parole for Start-Up Entrepreneurs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently published a new rule, effective July 17, 2017, which adds new provisions regarding the use of parole on a case-by-case basis with respect to entrepreneurs of start-up entities who can…