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NYT: Why Common Critiques of DACA Are Misleading

Common Critiques of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Are Misleading In the September 8, 2017 edition of The New York Times, Linda Qiu reports about common critiques of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that are misleading: “Defenders of President Trump’s decision to rescind an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded young immigrants from deportation have offered misleading  Read more→

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Homeland Security Resumes Haitian Removals

Improved Conditions at Home Lead to Resumption of Haitian Removals The following is the text of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s September 22, 2016 statement regarding his directive to resume to Haitian removals. “Following the tragic January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) temporarily ceased removing Haitian nationals to Haiti.  Read more→

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USCIS Warns Public: “Avoid Payment Scams”

United Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues Scam Warning Immigrants all over the country are being targeted in payment scams. Don’t be one of the victims! Scammers may call or email you, pretending to be a government official. They will say that there is a problem with an application or additional information is required to continue the immigration  Read more→

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New Immigration Benefits for Some Veterans and Allies

The U.S. Senate and the USCIS have both recently made efforts to provide more immigration opportunities for military veterans and allies of the United States. These policy changes span two wars and three generations, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the islands of the Philippines, and show that some individuals within our government are still  Read more→

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USCIS Permits Limited Biometrics Collection Abroad

USCIS will now permit biometrics to be collected abroad in certain “rare” and compelling circumstances. Biometrics collection for certain applications, such as Form I-131 (Application for Reentry Permit), may be taken at a USCIS office abroad, even if the collection was originally scheduled at an ASC office in the United States. This is available to  Read more→

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 DOS Fact Sheet on Refugee Resettlement in the United States

The U.S. Department of State, (DOS) provides a fact sheet on refugee resettlement in the United States, including information on where refugees came from between FY2006 and FY2015 and the resettlement process. The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program embodies the United States’ values of compassion, generosity, and leadership in serving vulnerable populations. The United States has  Read more→

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USCIS Proposal to Expand Provisional Waiver Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, has published proposed rules that would expand the provisional waiver process. The provisional waiver program allows foreign nationals who are eligible to apply for their green cards, but who are required to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility for having unlawful presence in the U.S., to file that application from within  Read more→

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AILA:  USCIS says E-Verify Customer Satisfaction Score Climbs Five Points in Five Years

USCIS announces that E-Verify’s customer service satisfaction score increased to 87 for 2014, one point higher than in 2013 and 2012, and 23 points above the government average. The survey evaluated key features of E-Verify, such as customer service, registration, and overall satisfaction. Source: AILA – E-Verify Customer Satisfaction Score Climbs Five Points in Five  Read more→

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AILA Expresses Support for Reauthorization of Three Immigration Programs

A 9/11/15 letter from AILA to congressional leadership expressing strong support for the extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program, the Conrad 30 J Waiver program and the Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker program before they sunset on 9/30/15. Source: AILA – AILA Expresses Support for Reauthorization of Three Immigration Programs

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