USCIS announced that it reached the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for the first half of FY2020. The final receipt date for new cap-subject H-2B petitions requesting an employment start date before 4/1/20 is 11/15/19.
CNN: Head of union for asylum officers calls Trump asylum policies ‘egregious CNN: Trump asylum policies ‘egregious’ By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Washington (CNN)Michael Knowles, president of a local union that represents US asylum officers, denounced the Trump administration’s asylum policies during a House hearing Tuesday, calling them “egregious” and “illegal. “”These policies are blatantly illegal, Read more→
In the final days before launching a controversial plan to send asylum-seekers arriving at the US border to Guatemala, Department of Homeland Security officials were still scrambling to figure out critical details, including how those seeking protection would obtain shelter, food, and access to orientation services, according to government briefing materials obtained by BuzzFeed Read more→
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed issuing no-match letters. No-match letters state that a certain number of wage reports for name and SSN combinations do not match SSA records. Employers should be mindful that SSA no-match letters can potentially lead to issues related to immigration enforcement, including an ICE audit to ensure I-9 compliance. Read more→
The justices are considering whether the Trump administration can shut down a program that shields about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. A rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times By Adam Liptak WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s Read more→
‘Look at their hands’: A Charlotte bakery owner delivers bread and comfort to migrant workers on North Carolina’s Christmas tree farms
On November 4, 2019 USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register stating that, in compliance with court orders issued as part of ongoing litigation, DHS is automatically extending the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan through January 4, 2021.
Washington — A federal judge in Oregon blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a sweeping plan to deny visas to would-be immigrants based on their inability to show they could pay for health insurance or medical costs in the U.S. Through a temporary restraining order, Judge Michael Simon of the U.S. District Court in Oregon Read more→
Oct. 29, 2019 EL PASO, Texas — Immigration arrests at the U.S. border with Mexico soared 88 percent in fiscal 2019 in what U.S. officials on Tuesday labeled a crisis while unveiling their latest measure to combat the trend: expediting the deportation of asylum seekers. The number of people apprehended or turned away at the Read more→
Pilot program aims to fast-track asylum cases at the southern border By Geneva Sands and Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Updated 6:54 PM ET, Thu October 24, 2019 Washington (CNN)The Trump administration has begun a pilot program in El Paso, Texas, aimed at speeding up the time it takes to adjudicate asylum cases, according to two Department Read more→