Immigration Law

Programa “Permanecer en México”: A Qué Prestar Atención

A fines de septiembre de 2019, la administración actual aprobó una nueva política que permite a los agentes de la patrulla fronteriza exigir a los solicitantes de asilo a los Estados Unidos que esperen en México durante meses o más mientras sus casos se están procesando en los EE. UU. Hasta ahora, se ha implementado …

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Press Release: Ruby Powers Receives the 2019 Impact Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Ruby Powers Honored for Pro Bono Work on Behalf of Detained Immigrants with Health Needs  HOUSTON, TX- On September 20, 2019, Ruby Powers will be honored alongside Ayuda Familias and Dr. Kate Sugarman to receive the 2019 Impact Award, presented by the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, …

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Recent Asylum Request Changes May Cause a Trickling Effect in Other Immigration Court Cases Across the Nation

By Attorney Cynthia Milian In the past months, the current administration has instituted various policies that have made it more difficult for individuals to seek asylum in the United States. For example, the Remain-in-Mexico Policy, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, where asylum seekers must wait for their day in immigration court in Mexico. …

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La Carga Pública: Qué Es y A Quién Afecta

¿Cuál es la regla de carga pública y cómo puede afectar mi proceso de inmigración? La carga pública es un concepto que esencialmente permite al gobierno de los Estados Unidos denegar una visa a cualquier persona que pueda depender de la asistencia gubernamental en el futuro o que haya utilizado recursos gubernamentales en el pasado. …

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Examining Public Charge: What Is It and Who It Affects?

What is the public charge rule and how can it affect my immigration process? Public charge is a concept that essentially allows the United States government to deny a visa to anyone who may become dependent on governmental assistance in the future or who may have used government resources in the past. Public charge is …

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August 2019 Visa Bulletin Shows Extensive Retrogression Across Employment-Based Categories

By Attorney Michele Strickland The August 2019 Visa Bulletin, released by the U.S. Department of State earlier this month, shows substantial retrogression affecting employment-based categories worldwide. The State Department expects the retrogression to be short lived and anticipates that the final action dates should return to those listed in the July 2019 Visa Bulletin by the start of fiscal year 2020 …

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