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Biden Administration Reunites 400 Families

Shortly after President Biden took office, he signed an executive order establishing a task force to find and reunite families who were separated under Donald Trump’s 2018 “zero tolerance” policy. Since May 2021, the Biden administration has re… Read More
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DACA, Dreamers Still Face Crippling Uncertainty

Posted by Leila Ebrahimi Days after the tenth anniversary of DACA, dreamers still face crippling uncertainty. As President Obama cautioned ten years ago, this program was always supposed to be a temporary solution and not a permanent fix. Wednesday,… Read More
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Afghan Humanitarian Parole

In a recent update on the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis, six USCIS officers are currently processing 14,000 humanitarian requests for Afghanistan refugees seeking relocation. In August, the Afghan government was taken over by the Taliban, causing a… Read More
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Pathway to Citizenship in the Budget Reconciliation Bill

On July 13, 2021, the Senate Budget Committee announced a $3.5 trillion spending bill as part of the FY2022 Budget Reconciliation package. On August 9, 2021, Democrats introduced the spending bill, which includes a permanent residency provision for q… Read More
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Extension of TPS Registration for Venezuela, Burma and Syria

The Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of the registration period of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela, Syria and Burma from 180 days to 18 months for initial applicants. The Federal Register notice designated the extensio… Read More
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Immigration Enforcement Policies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a memorandum, signed by DHS acting-secretary David Pekoske, directing DHS, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to establi… Read More
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Venezuelan Nationals Granted DED

On January 19, 2021, former President Trump issued a Memorandum directing the Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security to defer removals of Venezuelan nationals or noncitizens who last resided in Venezuela for a period of eighteen months… Read More
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Summary of President Biden's Executive Orders relating to Immigration

The Biden Administration is working to pass the U.S. Citizenship Act, a bill that includes pathways to citizenship and provide labor protections, prioritizing smart border controls, and address the root causes of migration. President Biden has signed… Read More
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Biden Administration Lifts Muslim Ban, Introduces US Citizenship Act of 2021

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the Trump administration departed the White House and President Joseph Biden immediately made his presence known. With his new administration comes the hope of immigration reform. One of the first Executive Orders sign… Read More
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Prevailing Wage Determination Amendments

Prevailing wage determinations are used to confirm the Department of Labor does not negatively affect the wages and job opportunities of U.S. workers based on the employment of immigrant and nonimmigrant workers admitted. The prevailing wage data gen… Read More
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