People who come to the United States in search of protection must be allowed to work during the often-lengthy asylum application process. They need to be able to support themselves and their families. Yet the Trump administration wants to make it harder for asylum seekers to get a work permit. The Department of Homeland Security has proposed [..]
First, let me share the good news. On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, federal district courts in New York, California and Washington temporarily enjoined the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation of its Public Charge rule, which was slated to go into effect on October 15. The New York injunction also blocked the revised or new DHS [..]
What could the ease and increasing U.S deportation numbers have to do with Trade? Nothing. Right? Here’s why you may be wrong. Mr. Kwame Nkrumah, is a proud man not only because he shares a name with a great African icon but also because despite his 2003 removal order, he had managed to make something [..]
Okey, what is Voluntary Departure (VD) again? – or Salida Voluntario en Espagnol? Voluntary departure occurs when you leave the U.S. on your own using your own money if no form of relief from removal is available to you (such as asylum, marriage-based adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, etc)
If you have a standing order of removal you may feel that you have no options for relief. Facing a lengthy bar on re-entry or inadmissibility (or simply put – being unable to lawfully return to the U.S), makes a standing order of removal even more difficult on those who have family in the United [..]
Applicants, beneficiaries, representatives and attorneys have been able to use this useful tool for real time updates for most pending cases except -dubiously- for Asylum cases or applications. However, you can now check the status of your Affirmative Asylum (Form I-589) case using USCIS’s online case status tool.
these immigrants, the majority of whom may be potential asylum applicants (in fact, most are released upon expressing a positive fear of returning home) -fail to comply with the one-year-deadline. For years, this one-year-filing requirement has been the bane of their existence
© Getty Images President Trump is set to establish a “National Vetting Center” on Tuesday to improve the vetting process of individuals coming into the United States, according to a White House daily schedule. The national security memorandum Trump plans to sign will give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other government agencies a [..]
Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Starting January 29, 2018, the Asylum Division will give priority to the most recently filed affirmative asylum applications when scheduling asylum interviews. USCIS’ predecessor, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), first established this interview scheduling approach as part of asylum reforms implemented in January 1995. This approach was in place [..]
In the course of the first year under the Trump administration, states and localities have increasingly pursued immigration policies that serve the best interests of their own communities.