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  • Trump Administration Reverses Course on Foreign Student Restrictions
    Trump Administration Reverses Course on Foreign Student Restrictions

    Immigrants on Student Visas will No Longer Be Required to Take In-Person Courses On July 14, 2020, international students were relieved to learn the Trump administration rescinded a new rule requiring ...

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  • Understanding How the Trump Administration Is Dismantling Asylum
    Understanding How the Trump Administration Is Dismantling Asylum

    Recent Immigration Restrictions Threaten Asylum Norms President Trump has made reducing immigration a priority for his administration, introducing a variety of executive orders – many of questionable ...

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  • DACA
    DACA

    Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the White House announces it is reducing protections for Dreamers and DACA applicants – thereby, throwing their lives into turmoil and limbo again. Congress must ...

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  • USCIS Filing Fees
    USCIS Filing Fees

    USCIS announced that it will be raising its fees by an average of 20% in order to meet its operating costs. Unfortunately, this fee increase is due to USCIS’ inefficiencies, mismanagement and ...

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  • Public Charge
    Public Charge

    A NY Federal District Court ordered that USCIS must stop applying the “public charge” rule, which is essentially a wealth test for all green card applicants. USCIS has said that it will fully comply ...

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  • What the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Means for DACA
    What the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Means for DACA

    Understanding the Supreme Court June 2020 Decision The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is no stranger to legal challenges, having been contested in various maneuvers since its ...

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