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Department of Homeland Security Announces Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua & Automatic Extension for Honduras

On November 6, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua. Temporary Protected Status was created by Congress in the Immigration Act of 1990 to provide a…
November 29, 2017
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USCIS Changes Policy of Deference to Prior Determinations For Nonimmigrant Petitions – Change in the Way USCIS will Adjudicate Petitions

On October 23, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it will revise its policy regarding prior determinations for nonimmigrant petitions. According to its policy memorandum, USCIS will no longer defer to prior determinations of eligibility…
October 27, 2017
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President Trump Issues an Executive Order Indefinitely Barring Most Travel to the U.S. For Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and North Korea

On Sunday September 25, 2017, as President Trump’s Executive Order barring travel from seven countries was set to expire, he issued a Presidential Proclamation (Executive Order) indefinitely suspending immigrant and non-immigrant travel to the U.S. for nationals from Chad, Iran,…
September 25, 2017
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Trump Administration Ends Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) Program – What will the Cancellation of DACA Mean? DACA Cancelled, What Next?

On September 5, 2017, The Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) program (To learn more about the DACA Program, click here.) The Obama Administration implemented the DACA program by executive order signed on…
September 7, 2017
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What is the proposed RAISE Act? What is the New Proposal to Cut Legal Immigration? Will the Trump Administration Cut Immigration? What is the New Immigration Bill?

On August 2, 2017, two Republican Senators introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act with the endorsement of the President. This bill, if passed, would effectively eliminate how immigration law currently operates and reduce the number…
August 3, 2017
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What are the New Visa Vetting Procedures? What is Extreme Vetting? What is the Form DS-5535 and will it affect my application?

On March 6, 2017, the White House issued a Memorandum which directed the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and others to implement additional protocols and procedures to “ensure the proper collection of all information necessary to rigorously…
June 16, 2017