Legal Articles, Immigration

General Requirements for Being an Hired as an Immigration Judge

On August 14, 2017, the Executive Officer for Immigration Review announced the swearing in of nine immigration judges, which we discuss on site. In its news release, the EOIR provided a window into what the Attorney General looks for when evaluating immigration judge applicants.

Two Prominent Florida Republicans Offer Thoughts on RAISE Act Proposal

Two prominent Republicans from Florida made interesting comments regarding the RAISE Act, the substantial immigration bill proposal co-sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia. In this article, we review their comments.

Important Settlement Agreement for Detainees at Two Major ICE Detention Facilities

In important news, the parties in Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE reached a settlement in proceedings before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Over 27,000 Visa Applications Denied in 2018 Due to "Travel Ban"

On February 26, 2019, Reuters reported that the Department of State (DOS) refused more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 under President Donald Trump’s Presidential Proclamation 9645, colloquially known as the “travel ban.”

USCIS Contact Center Experiencing Higher Than Normal Wait Times

On February 25, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advised customers that the USCIS Contact Center is experiencing higher than normal wait times for callers to speak to a USCIS representative.

USCIS Reaches H2B Cap for Second Half of FY-2019

On February 22, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received enough H2B petitions to meet the H2B cap for the second half of fiscal year 2019.

Imprecise Language and the Immigration Debate

In this post, I will examine the effect that language has on the immigration debate in light of an interesting op-ed in the Tennessean.

Politico Reports that Michael McCaul is No Longer Being Considered for DHS Secretary

On September 28, 2017, Andrew Restuccia and Eliana Johnson published a report at Politico on the White House's search for a new Secretary of Homeland Security.

ICE Press Release on "Operation Safe City" Arrests

On September 28, 2017, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a press release on the result of its “Operation Safe City.”

President Trump Nominates Kristjen Nielsen as the New Secretary of Homeland Security

On October 11, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Kristjen Nielsen as the next Secretary of Homeland Security. If confirmed, Nielsen will replace the current White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, who left the post at the beginning of August.

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