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Recent U.S. Immigration News

Temporary Protected Statu…

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Six Countries

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on November 1, 2019, that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) would continue through January 4, 2021 for six countries: Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Nepal, and Sudan. The Immigration A… Read More
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Judge Temporarily Blocks…

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Immigrant Health Insurance Proclamation

On October 4, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation that was scheduled to go into effect on November 3. The proclamation was intended to restrict foreign nationals who lacked health insurance or resources to pay for health care from immi… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
Matter of L-E-A-: Is a Fa…

Matter of L-E-A-: Is a Family a “Particular Social Group” for Asylum Purposes?

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) establishes the criteria for a foreign national to be granted asylum in the United States. An alien must establish that he or she is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin either because of… Read More
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What You Need to Know About the New Public Charge Rule

Several months ago, we published a blog post raising the alarm about a new proposed public charge rule that would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deny green cards or temporary visas to foreign nationals who were determined to be li… Read More
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What to Do in an ICE Raid: At Work or In Your Car

Unfortunately, since last month’s blog post, when we talked about what to do if ICE officers try to speak to you at home or in public, there have been more ICE raids, including at several Mississippi food processing plants. Do you know what to do i… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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Know Your Rights During an ICE Raid (At Home or In Public)

The news has recently been filled with threats of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. While this news is disturbing to many, it is downright terrifying to undocumented immigrants. Living under the threat of a raid, detention, and possibl… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law
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Changes to Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539)

In March of 2019, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unveiled an updated Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539). The new Form I-539 contains some fairly major changes you should be aware of. Form I-539 a… Read More
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USCIS Revises Policy on Travel While Application for Advance Parole is Pending

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently updated its policy regarding overseas travel for applicants with a pending Form I-131 Application for Travel Document. As of March 2019, USCIS will not deny a pending renewal of an ap… Read More
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Nielsen v. Preap: The Supreme Court Ruling on Mandatory Detention

What does a criminal record mean for non-U.S. citizen residents in the United States? As a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling revealed, having even a long-ago criminal offense on your record could result in being taken into custody under 8 U.S.C. 1226(… Read More
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Can Lawful U.S. Residents Be Targeted by ICE?

Imagine this: born in another country, you came to the United States with your family when you were barely a teenager. You have lived here ever since, and have been a lawful permanent resident for 30 years. You settled down and raised a family of you… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Law