Bloomberg Politics discussing what is happening with current immigration politics.

White House Demands for Immigration Bill Rejected by Democrats By Lauren Litvan Democrats rejected a Trump administration proposal for $18 billion over 10 years for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, including 722 miles of new and replacement barriers, the latest development in a political battle that could lead to a government shutdown. Senators from[…]

Advance Parole May Soon Disappear

US Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) has started to strictly enforce the restrictions on advance parole. For example, as is stated in the instructions to the advance parole form (I-131), a departure while the advance parole is pending, if based on an adjustment of status (I-485) filing, will result in the abandonment of the I-485.[…]

The End of DACA

It is old news now but the Trump Administration has terminated President Obama’s Executive Order granting deferred departure and work authorization to the so-called “Dreamers”: those children brought into the US by their parents without legal status. Before we look at what all this means, and what may happen during the six-month reprieve granted by[…]

USCIS Announces Resumption of Premium Processing for Non-Cap H-1s

Effective July 24, 2017, USCIS resumed premium processing for H-1 petitions filed by institutions of higher learning, affiliates of those institutions, as well as non-profit and governmental research organizations. USCIS previously suspended premium processing for all H-1 petitions in April 2017. Although the non-cap H-1 cases are now eligible for premium processing, there is no[…]

The Good Guys Win Another One!

The Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas has overturned the denial of an I-140 petition filed under the EB-1 Extraordinary Ability category. The Court’s reasoning also applies to the I-140s filed under the EB-1(2) Outstanding Professors and Researchers. Although the case, Eguchi v. Kelly (N.D. Tex. 3:16-CV-1286-D) involves a professional bull rider under[…]

Immigration Service Investigating I-9 Forms from Past Employers for Current Adjustment of Status Applicants

With the start of the Employer’s Sanctions program in 1985, and the requirement that all employees complete form I-9 when starting new employment, the ways of “getting around” the I-9 form’s requirements have been numerous and creative. Now it seems the most obvious ways to gain employment with false information on the I-9 will be[…]