Overturning a Board of Immigration Appeals decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has held (Oct 17, 2014) in a published opinion, that failure Register as a Sex Offender is NOT a Crime of Moral Turpitude (CMT) for purposes of immigration removal or deportation proceedings.
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The US is preparing to implement a special program that will allow immigrants with approved immigrant petitions to enter the United States in advance of the normal priority date for visas for that region.
Pictures from meeting on October 5, 2014
Group photo - with Renhe Rongzhi
Posted Oct 7, the USCIS released a list of the processing times for EB-5 program applications --- 13.8 months for the I-526 (Investor Petition), 15.1 months for the I-829 (Remove Conditions) and 8.1 months for the I-929.
The June 2012 policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, has led to many opportunities in the lives of undocumented young people across the United States. From being able to obtain driver licenses, to jobs, to access to in-state tuition in some states. However, many of these young people could argue that the most valued benefit has been Advanced Parole.
As of August 23, 2014, the EB – 5 preference quota is “unavailable” to cases from China for the remainder of FY – 2014, which ends September 30th. However, it would be wise for Chinese applicants to continue to apply. Cases accepted by the USCIS will be placed in “pending status” until the new FY – 2015 allocation begins in October.
A Connecticut based landscaping firm was recently fined by the US Department of Labor (DOL) (Press Release ). The company will pay $280,000 in back wages to 80 workers and nine job applicants and $20,000 in civil money penalties.
The American Immigration Council and the National Immigration Law Center recently delivered a unified message urging the executive branch to use an immigration directive known as “prosecutorial discretion”. The 12 page letter (copy), signed by over 130 immigration law teachers and scholars, painstakingly lists a number of long standing legal foundations, historical perspectives, and precedents.