Immigration News

Trump Administration Continues Campaign to Bar Best and Brightest

The Trump administration continued its campaign against immigration this week with a delay in implementing the International Entrepreneur Rule—a delay that may be permanent if the administration has its way. The new rule, which would have allowed entrepreneurs to come to the United States on a temporary basis to start up companies, was to take ef… Read More
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Celebrating Independence Day with 15,000 New American Citizens

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) celebrated the 4th of July with more than 65 naturalization ceremonies around the country. Between June 30 and July 4, USCIS administered the Oath of Allegiance to more than 15,000 new citizens. You can watch the video of the ceremony that took place on the deck of the USS New Jersey in… Read More
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Trump Travel Ban Just Won’t Die – U.S. Supreme Court Allows Limited Ban

In January, the Trump administration said a temporary travel ban was necessary to allow the administration time to review procedures and ensure the safety of the United States. They said they just needed a 90-day buffer to do their homework and make sure we were secure. The first travel ban failed, and in March, Trump tried again. 38 days had passe… Read More
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Nine Things You Should Know about DACA and Dreamers

In 2012, President Obama signed a controversial executive order creating a program that offered temporary amnesty to undocumented individuals who arrived in the United States as children (often referred to as “Dreamers.”).  These long-term residents of the U.S. were in the difficult position of being in the country without documentation, thoug… Read More
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Categories: DACA, Uncategorized

Trump’s Immigration Losing Streak Continues with 9th Circuit Ruling

Late last month, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Maryland court’s injunction preventing version two of the Trump travel ban from taking effect. The Trump administration immediately began a push for review by the United States Supreme Court. Then, earlier this week, the 9th Circuit threw in a new twist. It comes as no surprise that the 9… Read More
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5 Things You Should Know about Marriage-Based Green Cards

The foreign spouse of a U.S. citizen can apply for a green card as an immediate relative of the U.S. citizen spouse. The immigrant spouse can petition for legal residency on this basis whether he or she is currently in the United States or is abroad, although the process is different for those outside the country. Here are five things you need to k… Read More
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4th Circuit Upholds Trump Travel Ban Injunction

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the differences between the first and second Trump travel bans, and the preliminary injunctions issued to prevent enforcement of the most recent ban. Last week, the full panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction issued by a Maryland court. The 4th Circuit order was the latest in an uninterrupted… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

6 Things You Should Know about Religious Asylum in the United States

Recent world news has put religious persecution in the spotlight. From the Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt to stories of Syrian Christians being commanded to “convert or die,” we see people around the globe facing serious consequences due to their religious commitments—often at the hands of their own governments. Unfortunately, these hi… Read More
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Appellate Court Tackles Second Trump Travel Ban

On May 15th, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will be hearing argument for and against Trump’s second executive order restricting travel from certain countries.  Donald Trump’s first attempt at an executive order banning travel from six predominately Muslim countries created chaos at airports across the U.S. and in several other countries… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Federal Judge Issues Injunction Halting Sanctuary City Executive Order

Earlier this week, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s bid to withhold federal funding from so-called “sanctuary cities.” The judge ruled that federal funding could not be withheld because a city “chooses an immigration enforcement strategy of which the president disapproves.” This ruling leaves the Trump administration zer… Read More
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