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  • Biden Administration Expands Parole In Place to Spouse’s of US Citizens–Does NOT Extend Immigration Benefits to Any Immigrants Who Were not Already Eligible for a Green Card

    Biden Administration Expands Parole In Place to Spouse’s of US Citizens–Does NOT Extend Immigration Benefits to Any Immigrants Who Were not Already Eligible for a Green Card

    What is Parole-in-Place? Parole-in-Place (PIP) is an immigration policy that grants temporary protected legal status to certain undocumented individuals who are already in the United States that are present without admission or parole. It is a sort of legal fiction in which the person will be “paroled” into the US without actually having to leave…

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  • Biden Announces Executive Action Barring Asylum for Migrants Crossing the Southern Border

    Biden Announces Executive Action Barring Asylum for Migrants Crossing the Southern Border

    President Biden has announced new executive actions to address the situation at the southern border. These actions aim to deter unlawful border crossings and manage the high volume of encounters. The key points are: Barring Asylum for Unlawful Crossings: Migrants who cross the southern border unlawfully will be ineligible for asylum, with exceptions for those…

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  • Temporary Asylum Location Opening in Oakland, California

    Temporary Asylum Location Opening in Oakland, California

    May 13, 2024, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the San Francisco Asylum Office will be opening a temporary location in Oakland, California. In announcement made on Monday, May 13, 2024:   USCIS’ San Francisco Asylum Office is opening an additional temporary location in Oakland, California. Effective May 15, 2024, asylum applicants under the…

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  • Percentage of Immigrants Represented by an Attorney in Immigration Court

    Percentage of Immigrants Represented by an Attorney in Immigration Court

    The percentage of immigrants that are represented by an attorney in removal proceedings varies substantially from city to city. Regardless of location, most immigrants that are ordered removed are not represented. COURTS WITH HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF REPRESENTED RESPONDENTS COURT % REPRESENTED Hawaii 56% California 49% New York 44% Virginia 43% Massachusetts 41% Nebraska 41% Pennsylvania…

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  • RECORD NUMBER OF DEPORTATIONS IN 2024

    RECORD NUMBER OF DEPORTATIONS IN 2024

    U.S. immigration judges issued a staggering 136,623 deportation orders during the initial six months of Fiscal Year 2024, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a nonpartisan, nonprofit data research center affiliated with the Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. This is a…

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  • A TRUMP SECOND TERM

    A TRUMP SECOND TERM

    In an interview with Time Magazine on April 30, 2024, Trump discussed his agenda for a second term, which includes deporting millions of people using the military. Trump envisions a series of mass deportation camps that would require military support. “I think in terms of the National Guard. But if I thought things were getting…

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  • Form I-693 Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Valid Indefinitely

    Form I-693 Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Valid Indefinitely

    A Form I-693 filed on or after November 1, 2023, will not expire and can be used indefinitely. A Form I-693 filed prior to November 1, 2023, continues to retain evidentiary value but expires two (2) years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature.

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  • Updated USCIS Processing Time Data

    Updated USCIS Processing Time Data

    USCIS released updated case processing time averages April 3, 2024. A chart and graph of the median processing times for some common forms are below showing 2022 (blue), 2023 (red), and thus far in 2024 (green) as of today. FORM Classification or Basis for Filing 2022 2023 2024 I-765 Based on a pending asylum application…

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  • Third Gender Option Added to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    Third Gender Option Added to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    The 04/01/24 edition of Form N-400 is the first USCIS form to include the “X” gender option. Today, April 1, 2024, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a big announcement that we hope isn’t a bad April Fool’s Day joke of some kind. USCIS’ update to their policies take effect immediately. Applicants filing…

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  • New USCIS Filing Fees Take Effect April 1, 2024

    New USCIS Filing Fees Take Effect April 1, 2024

    New USCIS Filing Fees and policies take effect April 1, 2024. Some USCIS Forms have new Form Editions taking effect April 1, 2024 with no grace period. Updates to USCIS Filing Fees Most forms filed online are discounted by $50 now.  Most forms now have the $85 biometric services costs incorporated into the main benefit…

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  • EOIR “Experiencing Intermittent Systemwide Outages”

    EOIR “Experiencing Intermittent Systemwide Outages”

    Today, March 21, 2024, the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) sent out an email at 5:40 p.m. EST stating: EOIR has been experiencing intermittent systemwide outages and is working to ensure the issues are fully resolved. We will provide updates as appropriate, but please contact your local court with questions. We will issue new Notices…

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  • 2023 US IMMIGRATION DATA

    2023 US IMMIGRATION DATA

    See admissions chart with complete data. NATURALIZATIONS YEAR NUMBER % Change 2023 217,000 -3 % 2022 224,000 Admissions Into The U.S. 2023 Class of admission Total Total all admissions (from PAS)1 60,900,000 Total I-94 admissions 30,750,195 Temporary workers and families 2,284,026 Temporary workers and trainees 1,697,411 CNMI-only transitional workers (CW1) 891 Spouses and children of…

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