LAW AND POLICY
LAW AND POLICY
NEWS & UPDATES
The Department of Justice has several tables on their website which contain all the webex links for every Immigration Judge (throughout the country, I’m only focusing on New York). You can find that official master list of links at https://www.justice.gov/eoir/find-immigration-court-and-access-internet-based-hearings. If your hearing notice states that you have a virtual hearing then you are expected to attend the … Read moreWEBEX VIRTUAL HEARINGS GUIDE FOR IMMIGRATION COURT
Learn more about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how it can help you with your immigration case. The FOIA statute 5 USC §552 .
Today, September 30, 2023, was the final day or the “sunset date” for Non-Minister Special Immigrant Religious Worker Program. On Dec. 29, 2022, the president signed into law H.R. 2617, which extended the program through September 30, 2023, to allow these workers to immigrate or adjust to permanent resident by that date. Congress had amended … Read moreNon-Minister Special Immigrant Religious Workers Sunset Date
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of Venezuela’s 2021 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for 18 months and a separate redesignation of Venezuela for TPS for 18 months. DHS has posted a Federal Register notice for public inspection. The Federal Register notice will be published on Oct. 3, 2023. If You Currently Have TPS or Have … Read moreExtension and Redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued a precedential decision on asylum law, providing more guidance on how asylum applicants can meet the requirements of showing that a government is “unable or unwilling” to protect them from harm by private actors. Matter of C-G-T-, 28 I&N Dec. 740 (BIA 2023). When An Asylum Applicant Doesn’t … Read moreWhen Is A Government “Unable or Unwilling” To Protect Someone & Sexual Orientation Is A PSG
Mayor Eric Adams remains steadfast in proceeding with a substantial $432 million contract awarded to DocGo, a medical services provider, for the housing and care of migrants in New York. This decision has faced scrutiny from City Comptroller Brad Lander, who voiced concerns about DocGo’s suitability for this role and emphasized their expertise in medical … Read moreNYC Mayor Awards $432 Million No Bid Contract to Controversial Organization Despite Litany of Recent Scandals
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is further tightening shelter rules by limiting adult migrants to just 30 days in city-run facilities — to help ease pressures on the city’s already struggling shelter system and perhaps dissuade more migrants from coming. Many are uneasy with the policy that could send thousands of people into the … Read moreMayor Limits NYC Shelter Stays To 30 Days For Adult Migrants
On September 22, 2023, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the extension and redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, due to extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela that prevent individuals from safely returning. This will allow as many as 472,000 migrants from Venezuela to live and work legally … Read moreExtension and Redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status
The number of visas that are available for immigrants coming to the United States is limited under the law. The limitations are determined annually and then a monthly visa bulliten is published based on the number of visas used. The visa bulletin is used to determine when a visa is available. As an example this … Read moreVisa Bulletin
There are exceptions and modifications to the naturalization requirements that are available to those who qualify for U.S. citizenship. USCIS also provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The general exemptions to the English requirement based on age are described below.
Questions and answers regarding dual citizenship with the United States and potential ways you could lose your U.S. citizenship.