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.
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Changes in Law
Over the next month, the ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY will be receiving comments concerning the adminstration's plans to "reform" the regulations currently in place to protect the environment, in particular how to implement the President's executive orders and plans to reduce burdensome protections, eliminate staff, and otherwise deregulate implementation of the many various environmental legislation, such as the Clear Air and Clean Water acts, Protection of Children, Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know, Costal Health, Endangered Species, Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenic
USCIS is releasing a new form --- Form I-942, which be effective on Dec. 23, 2016, allows for a reduced fee for naturalization applicants whose household incomes are greater than 150 percent and not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
The USCIS (Department of Homeland Security) has revised the I-9 form which must be used by all businesses to record the status of ALL new hires (not just foreign nationals). Failure to use and maintain this form can subject a business to substantial penalties.
USCIS recently began allowing certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant o
NEW Fees for USCIS applications and Petitions, Effective Dec 23, 2016
A recent change affects all those who will be filing asylum applications in connection with immigration court proceedings (Defensive Filings). The recently issued policy memorandum, issued September 14, 2016, details the changes, which will expedite the filing process and eliminate the prior requirement that asylum applications needed to be filed in court.
Expansion of I-601A Waiver Announced
On July 29, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced expansion for eligibility of the I-601A waiver for unlawful presence “to all individuals who are statutorily eligible for the waiver”.
The 4th Circuit Ct of Appeals: D.C. Code § 48-904.01(a) (possession with intent traffic in a contolled substance) is divisible under the categorical approach