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New Travel Ban Announced by White House

On September 24, 2017, the President issued a new version of the prior travel bans, which includes an expanded list of countries whose nationals are affected, and the impact on those nationals varies. The U.S. Department of State has published detail… Read More
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DACA Rescinded

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was put forth by President Obama in 2012. DACA authorized the government to utilize prosecutorial discretion in the case of certai… Read More
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New I-9 Form Required as of September 18, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form. Until September 17, 2017, employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/2016, or use the new revised version. S… Read More
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USCIS to expand interview requests to include employment-based filings

USCIS is developing a new policy that may go into effect on October 1, 2017 expanding the interview requirement for all employment-based adjustment applications and I-730 refugee/asylee petitions. This new policy is apparently part of an “incre… Read More
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New I-485 and I-9 Forms!

Applicants for adjustment of status are reminded that as of 8/25/2017, a new Form I-485 (version 6/27/2017) is required. A new Form I-9 (version 07/17/17 N) is mandatory on 9/18/17. Read More
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The Fate of Our Dreamers: Will DACA Remain?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was set in place by President Obama five years ago in response to the realities of enforcing immigration laws. It was another way to allow ICE to prioritize enforcement: the agency has limited funds an… Read More
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Immigration Reform Efforts

Several reform proposals have been introduced in recent weeks, but the RAISE Act, introduced in the Senate with strong support from Trump, has garnered much public attention. Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act (S.354) see… Read More
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Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban Case in October

Despite strong opinions from the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the injunction on President Trump’s travel ban and allowed a version of it to go into effect. The Supreme Court will hear the arguments for th… Read More
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Immigration in the Trump Era

The election dust has settled and the candidate who based his campaign on tough immigration enforcement is in the White House. While change takes time, just seven months into President Trump’s term, the nation is starting to fully understand the re… Read More
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Biometrics Required of All Naturalization Applicants, with Some Exceptions

USCIS has announced that every naturalization applicant must provide biometrics regardless of age, unless the applicant qualifies for a fingerprint waiver due to certain medical conditions. For some 20 years, USCIS has waived the fingerprint requirem… Read More
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