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9Feb, 17

9th Circuit Court, in a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel ruled that a Seattle federal judge’s earlier restraining order on the new policy should remain in effect while the judge further examines its legality. This blocks enforcement of President Trump’s executive order barring travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S. The ... Read More

9Feb, 17

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is considering arguments over lifting a temporary halt to President Trump’s controversial travel ban, did not give any decision issued on Wednesday. Three judges from the court heard arguments from Department of Justice and Washington state attorneys Tuesday afternoon over whether to reinstate Trump’s executive order stopping refugee ... Read More

8Aug, 16

As part of a workload transfer from the California and Vermont service centers, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) began accepting certain Form I-129 H-1B and H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore Free Trade) petitions. The NSC also began accepting Form I-539 and Form I-765 applications for certain H-4 non-immigrants that are concurrently filed with a Form I-129. The California ... Read More

5Aug, 16

The Fifth Circuit granted the petition for review, holding that the 90-day deadline for filing motions to reopen can be equitably tolled, and remanding for the BIA to determine if equitable tolling was appropriate in the petitioner’s case. The court urged the BIA not to apply the equitable tolling test “too harshly,” noting the difficulties ... Read More

19Jul, 16

The Third Circuit upheld the denial of the petitioner’s application for naturalization, holding that the petitioner’s fraudulent procurement of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in 1992 should have rendered him statutorily inadmissible under INA §212(a)(6)(C)(i) and thus not eligible for LPR status, even though the legacy INS mistakenly granted him that status. Therefore, the court found ... Read More

11Jul, 16

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for eligible nationals of El Salvador (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) for an additional 18 months, effective Sept. 10, 2016 through March 9, 2018. Current TPS El Salvador beneficiaries who want to extend their TPS must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period ... Read More

8Jul, 16

It was another disappointing time for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to hear Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rule against Federal Government’s detention practices. The Ninth Circuit affirms that the nearly 20-year-old Flores Settlement Agreement governs the custody and release of all immigrant children. In 2015, District Court Judge Dolly Gee had ruled that the ... Read More

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