Trump Administration Rescinds DACA Protection

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is decided to rescind the Obama-era DACA policy, which protected approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors. In rescinding the DACA program, Trump kicked the ball to the U.S. Congress, giving it 6 months to act on […]

Designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective June 24, 2015 through December 24, 2016. Under section 244(b)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the Secretary is authorized to designate a foreign […]

Challenges to DACA and DAPA Programs

On January 15, 2015, a federal district court in Texas will hear oral argument in Texas, et al. v. United States, the 25-state lawsuit challenging the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama last year on November 20, 2014. The lawsuit alleges that states will be burdened by the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood […]

USCIS to Issue Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Card to Adjustment of Status Applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced on February 11, 2011, that it is now issuing employment and travel authorization on a single card for certain applicants filing an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-485. The card looks similar to the current Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) but will include text that […]