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Legal Articles, Immigration

Exchange of Letters Between California Chief Justice and DOJ/DHS Regarding Immigration Arrests in California Courts

In this post, we will examine an exchange of letters between the Chief Justice of California (State courts), the Attorney General. and the Secretary of Homeland Security.

DOS Withdraws Proposed Rule From September 2016 on Hague Convention Regulations

On September 8, 2016, the Department of State (DOS) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding amendments to DOS regulations implementing the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intracountry Adoption...

Potomac Service Center to Begin Handling Corrections to EADs Issued with Inccorect Information Due to USCIS Error

In a post dated April 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning on April 17, 2017, the Potomac Service Center will begin handling corrections to Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were issued by the Potomac Service Center...

Secretary Kelly Reports Sharp Decline in Apprehensions at the Southwest Border in March 2017

In this post, I will focus exclusively on an interesting section of Secretary Kelly's testimony regarding promising signs related to immigration enforcement at the border.

CSPAN to Air Oral Arguments in Hawaii v. Trump on May 15 (Travel Order Case)

On April 24, 2017, Olivia Beavers of The Hill reported that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted C-SPAN permission to broadcast live coverage of arguments in Hawaii v. Trump, No. 17-15589.

Attorney General Sessions Announces Expansion and Modernization of the Institutional Hearing Program

On March 30, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would move to expand and modernize the Institutional Hearing Program (IHP).

EOIR Announces That Immigration Judges Began Hearing Cases From Two New Locations on March 27, 2017

On March 24, 2017, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced two new hearing locations. Immigration judges began hearing cases from these two new locations on March 27, 2017.

Nebraska Service Center's Premium Processing Unit Confirms Delays in Acknowledging Receipt of H1B Petitions

On March 31, 2017, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reported that "AILA members have reported delays in receiving emails from the Nebraska Service Center's (NSC) premium processing unit (PPU) acknowledging receipt of I-129/H-1B petitions."

DHS Announces Aviation Security Enhancements for Flights from 10 Airports to the USA (Applies to Citizens and Aliens)

On March 21, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a document titled "Fact Sheet: Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States".

C-Span Poll Shows Majority of Respondents Cannot Name a Single Supreme Court Justice

In this article, I examine the poll results and explain ways that readers can become better educated about the Supreme Court and other important issues.

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