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Is USCIS really not processing green card applications?
Outstanding reporting by Tanvi Misra in Roll Call last week uncovered memos that state that U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service has "stopped" processing applications for residence.  While we have not seen the memos at issue,...
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The Multi-Front War on Immigration
The Multi-Front War on Immigration
Last month, after I posted about the Attorney General (AG)’s decision in Matter of A-B-, I went home, stood on the roof of my building, and just yelled for a while. It felt good to...
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Some Provisional News on Provisional Waivers
It has been four months since the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (CIS) began stateside adjudication of I-601A Applications for Provisional Waivers of inadmissibility due to unlawful presence.  In those four months, we have learned...
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CIS Bureaucrats Union Joins ICE Bureaucrats Union in Opposing Immigration Reform
CIS Bureaucrats Union Joins ICE Bureaucrats Union in Opposing Immigration Reform
The day before the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the most significant piece of immigration legislation since 1996, the "President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union representing 12,000 United States Citizenship &...
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H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2014
H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2014
As predicted by many in the profession, the H-1B filing cap was reached today. On one hand, this is good news because reaching the H-1B cap this early into the season is an indicator that...
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Opportunity Lost- Administration Seeks Supreme Court Review of De Osorio
Opportunity Lost- Administration Seeks Supreme Court Review of De Osorio
On the same day that the immigration world was abuzz with news that the President would unveil his immigration reform plan next week, the administration filed a brief to preserve the unnecessary family separation caused...
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The Provisional Waiver and Removal Proceedings
The Provisional Waiver and Removal Proceedings
  Over the last few weeks we have answered dozens of questions about the provisional waiver.  One group of questions keeps appearing- questions about how people in removal proceedings or with a removal order can...
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Indifference
Indifference
  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM_ENZLbXtQ&w=420&h=315] It is very true that the immigration laws need a wholesale revision.  Congress needs to make substantial changes, regulations need to be re-written, precedent decisions scrapped and new guidance forthcoming.  But another...
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The STEM Jobs Act: More of the Same From the House Republicans
The STEM Jobs Act: More of the Same From the House Republicans
The House of Representatives is moving quickly to give the appearance that they have changed their tune on immigration.  The House is scheduled to vote this week on the STEM Jobs Act, sponsored by the...
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USCIS Issues New Guidance on DACA – Applications Open Tomorrow
USCIS Issues New Guidance on DACA – Applications Open Tomorrow
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and other senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials held a stakeholder conference call on Tuesday, August 14 at 1:00 pm (Eastern) to discuss Secretary Janet...
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Why Dreamers Need Lawyers
Why Dreamers Need Lawyers
Full disclosure, I’m a Dreamer. I’m also a full-time third-year law student. I work at an immigration law firm in Metropolitan Washington D.C. and I love my job. Like many immigrants in the United States,...
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