Department of Homeland Security Releases Their Fall 2018 Immigration Agenda

By Angelita Chavez-Halaka, Armando Escobedo, and Gladys Gervacio Summary The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released their Fall 2018 regulatory agenda, which is a summary of their projected immigration regulations and regulatory amendments. Of particular relevance is the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 H-1B Cap Petitions and the rescission of the H-4 EAD Program. Proposed H-1B […]
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DACA Rescission Partially Blocked

By: Angelita Chavez-Halaka February 15, 2018 UPDATE:  The scope of the Feb. 13 preliminary injunction issued in the Eastern District of New York is the same as the Jan. 9 preliminary injunction issued in the Northern District of California. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated […]
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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Termination & Alternative Forms of Relief

By: Angelita Chavez-Halaka On January 8, 2018, the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the U.S. government’s decision to terminate the TPS designation for El Salvador. It is estimated that approximately 200,000 Salvadorians who are currently on TPS status in the U.S. could be will be impacted alone. What is TPS? TPS is […]
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Will DHS Make Changes to AC21 H-1B Extension?

By: Gladys V. Gervacio and Omar Nazarkhan Update: AILA updates practice alert noting USCIS is NOT considering change to AC21 H-1B Extension rules. (AILA Doc. No. 18010437, Posted 1/9/18) We have come across recent reports and rumors from a few media sources that seem to report that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) intends to reverse its […]
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Department of Homeland Security Utilizing Concerning Immigration Enforcement Tactics

By: Stephen Pemberton The U.S. has been a beacon of optimism for generations of immigrants seeking enhanced employment prospects. From manual labor to the ever-growing technology sector, workers who emigrate to this country undoubtedly play an indispensable role in powering the American economy. Yet there are recent concerning developments that should give potential immigrants pause. A […]
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