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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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.
The USCIS has sent an email discussing how they will react to requests from those affected by Hurricane IRMA (and presumably other similar hardship events.
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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Maryland has now implemented a Dept of Homeland security check for all drivers licenses, being issued or renewed, supposedly for all drivers, US and foreign nationals. This causes a delay of about 7 to 16 days if their immediate security check doesn't return "positive" -- which apparently happens fairly frequently -- then it goes to a 2nd level verification which takes 5 to 10 business days, at which point the MVA is supposed to call the applicant and ask them to come back in. They are supposed to distribute a document to those who fail the immediate DHS check, but apparently ma
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.
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
The the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has extended the designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective December 25, 2016, through June 24, 2018.