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Bold Immigration Proposal in the U.S. Senate

I recently received an email from the Immigrant’s List about an interesting new piece of immigration legislation being considered by the U.S. Senate.The legislation is being supported by Immigrant’s List founding board member Ira J.Kurzban, one of the preeminent scholars of U.S. immigration law.

DOJ Prosecuted Record Number of Immigration-Related Cases in FY 2019

The Department of Justice released its immigration-related prosecution statistics for fiscal year 2019 on October 17, 2019. The statistics track the number of charges brought under 8 U.S.C. 1326, 8 U.S.C. 1325, and 8 U.S.C. 1324 from October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.

USCIS Announces Four Locations For Overseas Military Naturalizations

On September 30, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would provide military naturalization services at four overseas military bases.

Three Injunctions Entered Against New Public Charge Rule

On October 11, 2019, Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a nationwide universal injunction against the implementation of the new public charge rule, which was slated to go into effect on October 15, 2019.

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan to Resign

On October 11, 2019, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan announced that he was stepping down from his post. McAleenan has served as acting Secretary since April 11, 2019.

EOIR Swears in 27 New Immigration Judges (Oct. 11, 2019)

On October 11,2019, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) held an investiture ceremony to swear in 27 new immigration judges We will the courts receiving new immigration judges in alphabetical order after first examining the new judges in New Jersey and New York City immigration courts.

EOIR Opens Second Atlanta Immigration Court

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) will establish its Atlanta Annex on W. Peachtree Street as a new immigration court, effective October 15, 2019.

Trump Administration Proposes FY 2020 Refugee Cap of 18,000

President Donald Trump has proposed a refugee ceiling of 18,000 for fiscal year 2020, which is significantly lower than in previous years. The Acting Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Ken Cuccinelli, released a statement on the refugee ceiling.

October 2019 Visa Bulletin

On September 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Visa Bulletin for October 2019 – the first immigrant visa bulletin of fiscal year 2020.

USCIS Proposes Changes to EAD Processes Based on Pending Asylum Applications

On September 6, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a new rule to reform the process for adjudicating applications for employment authorization by those with pending asylum applications.

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