The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has posted a video on its website for those interested in watching how to apply for Haitian Temporary Protected Status.
Based upon the latest available information, the American Immigration Council‘s (“AIC”) Immigration Policy Center has put together a great summary of the types of federal offenses that are being targeted for prosecution by the government as well as those that are not. Some interesting facts include: ♦The number of immigration prosecutions has continued to increase […]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revised its Form I-140, Petition for an Alien Worker. Older versions of the form will not be accepted.
In our November 3, 2009 post, we informed you about the case of Kucana v. Holder (08-911), in which the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on November 10, 2009. The issue was whether 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(B)(ii) strips jurisdiction from federal courts to review rulings on motions to reopen by the Board of Immigration […]
Chances are dim, but advocates will still push for immigration reform. This is the headline in today’s Washington Post. During his Presidential State of the Union televised addressed on January 27, 2010, which lasted approximately 70 minutes, President Obama uttered only the following about immigration: “We should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration […]
On January 27, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that there are revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility. The change of filing location is part of an overall effort to transition the intake of benefit forms from USCIS local offices and Service […]
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) warns Haitians applying for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS) to be aware of immigration scams. USCIS has a dedicated website providing guidance on its response to Haiti. Read the Fact Sheet provided by the USCIS to see how you or your loved one can avoid falling victim to fraud during […]
Here is some good information about the recently enacted Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for Haitian nationals following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010. This fact sheet provides information about who is eligible to apply for TPS from Haiti and what the basic requirements are. The registration period to apply for TPS is […]
The Supreme Court will hear an immigration case addressing whether a second drug possession conviction qualifies as an aggravated felony under INA § 101(a)(43)(B) (“drug trafficking crimes”). The specific question before the Court is “Whether a person convicted under state law for simple drug possession (a federal law misdemeanor) has been ‘convicted’ of an ‘aggravated […]
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, says it is unlikely that comprehensive immigration reform will be fully taken up by Congress in 2010. According to Rep. Cuellar, reform is more likely to be tackled in 2011, not in 2010. Stay tuned for more updates!