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DHS To Terminate El Salvador TPS (Effective Sep. 9, 2019)

On January 8, 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirsten Nielsen announced that she would terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador.

District Court Enjoins DACA Rescission

On January 10, 2018, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court for the District of Northern California issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Supreme Court Weighs In On Document Discovery In California DACA Rescission Case

On December 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a per curiam order lifting an order by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California that would have required the Trump Administration to turn over a substantial number of documents...

Thoughts On The Ongoing Iran Protests

Over the past week, people in Iran have taken to the streets to protest the dire economic situation in the country and government malfeasance.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds 25 DOJ Guidance Documents

On December 21, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded 25 guidance documents that had been issued over the years by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

DOJ Announces Criminal Complaint Filed For Unlawful Procurement Of Naturalization

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it charged a lawful permanent resident (LPR) from Uzbekistan with immigration offenses.

January 2018 Visa Bulletin

On December 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Immigrant Visa Bulletin for January 2018. The visa bulletin contains filing dates and final action dates for the family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visa preference categories.

District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Implementation Of Certain Portions Of 10/24 Refugee Executive Order

On December 23, 2017, Judge James L. Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a motion for a preliminary injunction against the implementation by federal agencies of certain portions of the inter-agency memorandum...

USCIS Publishes New Edition Of Form I-693 (10/19/17 Edition)

In general, applicants applying for adjustment of status must submit a Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, completed by a designated civil surgeon. On November 3, 2017, the USCIS announced that it had released a new edition of the Form I-693 dated 10/19/17.

DHS OIG Finds Troubling Conditions At Several ICE Detention Facilities

On December 11, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an interesting and troubling report titled “Concerns about ICE Detainee Treatment and Care at Detention Facilities.”

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