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AILA: Complaint Demands Oversight of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Facilities

The American Immigration Council (Council), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC), through their involvement in the Dilley Pro Bono Project, filed an administrative complaint with government oversight agencies highlighting a systematic failure to provide adequate medical care to children in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, in  Read more→

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NBC News: Trump to pull $271 million from DHS to fund “immigration detention space for asylum-seekers.”

NBC News: Trump to pull $271 million from DHS to fund “immigration detention space for asylum-seekers.” According to department officials and a letter from a congresswoman, the Trump administration will pull $271 million from the Department of Homeland security to fund “immigration detention space and temporary hearing locations for asylum-seekers.” More than $150 million of  Read more→

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Many Visa Categories Now “Unavailable” Through September 30, 2019

At an August 16 liaison meeting with the State Department, the American Immigration Lawyers Association was made aware that following a review of the dates listed in the September 2019 Visa Bulletin, the entire EB-3 category has immediately been made “unavailable” for the remainder of FY2019. This means that the annual limits have been reached  Read more→

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Washington Examiner: In shift, Trump’s DHS is treating interior enforcement

Washington Examiner: In shift, Trump’s DHS is treating interior enforcement as part of its border security mission SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke told a roomful of Border Patrol agents and national law enforcement officers Wednesday that the department will no longer “segregate” interior immigration enforcement and border security. “We used to distinguish  Read more→

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CNN: They’re U.S. Citizens and Shouldn’t Fear Deportation. But They’re Carrying Their Passports Anyway

CNN: They’re U.S. Citizens and Shouldn’t Fear Deportation. But They’re Carrying Their Passports Anyway CNN reports on the growing trend of U.S. citizens carrying their passports out of fear they will be detained by ICE. A Texas-born teenager recently spent weeks in ICE detention after he was stopped at a CBP check point. Attorneys also  Read more→

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USCIS Announces Final Rule on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

USCIS Announces Final Rule on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds USCIS announced a final rule prescribing how DHS will determine inadmissibility to the U.S. based on an individual’s likelihood of becoming a public charge. The rule makes nonimmigrants who’ve received public benefits above a threshold generally ineligible for extension of stay and change of status.

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CNN: Barr ruling limits asylum claims based on family ties

CNN: Barr ruling limits asylum claims based on family ties By Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands, CNN Washington (CNN)Attorney General William Barr has overruled an asylum decision that protected some immigrants seeking asylum based on family ties, the Justice Department announced Monday. Thousands of people could potentially be affected by this ruling, according to the  Read more→

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The New York Times:  The U.S. and Guatemala Reached an Asylum Deal

By Kirk Semple July 28, 2019 MEXICO CITY — President Trump has made migration the defining issue in the relationship between his administration and the governments of Central America and Mexico. He has pressed the region’s leaders to reduce the number of migrants heading north and crossing the southwest border of the United States, even  Read more→

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