House Democrats approved two separate bills on immigration

House Democrats approved two separate bills on immigration Thursday, marking the first time Congress has voted on a pathway for citizenship for undocumented immigrants since Democrats won slim majorities in both chambers of Congress with President Joe Biden in the White House. The two bills are: American Dream and Promise...

DHS Announces DOJ Will No Longer Defend the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule – No Need for Form I-944 Public Charge Petitions soon:

In a statement released on March 9, DHS announced: “Following the Seventh Circuit dismissal this afternoon, the final judgment from the Northern District of Illinois, which vacated the 2019 public charge rule, went into effect. As a result, the 1999 interim field guidance on the public charge inadmissibility provision (i.e.,...

January 20, 2021. U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Program Bulletin Announcing Revised Interpretation and New Guidance under the H-1B Visa Program for Review

 On January 20, 2021, the Department of Labor withdrew its Notice concerning which employers of H-1B workers must file Labor Condition Applications, from the Office of the Federal Register prior to its publication. It is now withdrawing the Bulletin and Wage and Hour Division Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) for the...

Key Changes on Day One of Biden Administration’s Immigration Announcements

Pause on Deportations except of those posing danger to national security.Enforcement Priorities of those who threaten . National security, Border security or Public safety.Strengthening DACA.Ending bans on majority-Muslim and African countries.Stopping border wall construction.Extending Deferred Extended Departure protections for Liberians.Reversing the Trump efforts to exclude undocumented immigrants from Census count.

Summary of New memoranda by Department of Homeland Security (‘DHS’) Implementing President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies, that came into effect on February 21, 2017

Summary of New memoranda by Department of Homeland Security ('DHS') Implementing President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement Policies Massive expansion of detention by requiring DHS to detain nearly everyone it apprehends, including those without criminal convictions, until they are removed from USA or are required to be released due...

Summary of New Memorandum by DHS Implementing President’s ‘Enforcement of Immigration Laws to Serve National Interest’ that came into effect on February 21, 2017

The directives that stand out are: DHS (ICE, CBP and USCIS) shall execute US immigration laws against all ‘removable aliens’ who:Have been convicted of any criminal offenseHave been charged with any criminal offense that has not been resolved – it does not make an exception for individuals who although once...