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Legal Articles, Immigration

AILA Reports Members Erroneously Received ASC Appointment Notices from NBC

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reported on June 19, 2017, that several of its members have erroneously received Application Support Center (ASC) Appointment Notices from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

GAO Report on Case Backlogs in Immigration Courts

On June 1, 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a 146-page report titled "Immigration Courts: Actions Needed to Reduce Case Backlog and Address Long-Standing Management and Operations Challenges."

BIA Issues Amicus Invite on Statutory Interpretation in CIMT Cases

On June 12, 2017, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued Amicus Invitation No. 17-06-12.

Justice Neil Gorsuch Authors First Opinion on Supreme Court

On June 12, 2017, Justice Neil Gorsuch authored his first opinion as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Gorsuch wrote for a unanimous court in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., 582 U.S. ___ (2017).

FWVP Performance Statistics and Potential Changes to Parole Policy in the Future

In this article, we will examine several issues relating to the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program (FWVP).

USCIS to Transfer Certain H1B Extension of Stay-Related Petitions from NSC to CSC

On June 1, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will transfer a selection of the following pending H1B-related extension of stay petitions from the Nebraska Service Center to the California Service Center.

President Trump Weighing Whether to End DACA

On August 24, 2017, Jonathan Swain of Axios reported that President Donald Trump is giving strong consideration to ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Supreme Court Stays Ninth Circuit Decision Limiting Scope of Suspension of Refugee Travel of "Travel Ban"

The Supreme Court of the United States stayed a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding the injunction against the implementation of parts of President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13780, colloquially known as the "travel ban."

Updates on Status of MAVNI Program

On December 2, 2016, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) received notice from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) that the DOD would not accept applications for benefits under the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program for fiscal year (FY) 2017.

CBP to Employ Facial Recognition Biometric Exit Technology in Limited Trial at Washington Dulles International Airport

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it will deploy "facial recognition biometric exit technology for one daily flight from the United States to Dubai."

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