The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has restored Administrative Closure as an inherent power of Immigration Court judges, effectively overruling the current administration's attempt to preclude this standard procedure. This tool permits adjudication of pending applications by temporarilly suspending immigration court proceedings.
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On July 19, 2019 the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision finding that the Virginia offense of participating in criminal street gang activity is not categorically a crime involving moral turpitude.
The Virginia statute, Va. Code § 18.2-46.2(A), which prohibits participation in a criminal street gang, is as follows:
The Fourth Circuit issued a published decision (which means it has precedential value which must be followed by judges within the 4th Circuit) which finds a claim of asylum based on the Salvadoran government's inability to protect a woman from domestic violence is a proper basis for a grant of asylum.
Today, January 8, 2018, the Administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvadorans as of March 9, 2019. If a current TPS holder whose card is expiring this year wants to renew authorization to work, he or she will be required to re-register and apply for employment authorization which will expire on March 9, 2019.
El pasado 8 de enero de 2018, el Secretario de la Seguridad Nacional, anunció la decisión de terminación del TPS, por sus siglas en inglés (Estatus de Protección Temporal), para los nacionales de El Salvador. Para proceder con una transición adecuada dicha terminación se retrasará 18 meses, es decir, dicho estatus finalizará el día 9 de septiembre de 2019.
Attorney General Sessions has cancelled the DACA program as of September 5, 2017, while providing a period for current DACA beneficiaries whose status will expire prior to March 5, 2018, to renew their applications for an additional 2 year period.