Immigration Trends

End of Year Immigration Reminders: What to Know in the Last Month of 2018

By Attorney Nadia Khalid As 2018 comes to a close, we encourage clients to remain aware of a few end-of-the-year reminders: Keep in mind that the holiday season is approaching. Law firms, attorneys, and the government will be observing the holiday season and New Year at the end of the month. Expect delays in communication. …

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USCIS Proposes H-1B Employer Registration Program

By Attorney Michele Strickland On October 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and Regulatory plan, which provides the public with an overview of changes they would like to make. One DHS proposed regulation, entitled “Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File …

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The Process of Re-calendaring Administratively Closed Cases—Which Cases are Priority and What Can I Do Now?

 By Attorney Cynthia Milian Around June 2018, we wrote about the case of Castro-Tum, where the Attorney General held that Immigration Judge’s (IJ’s) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) do not have the general authority to suspend indefinitely immigration proceedings by the administrative closure. The BIA has held that admin closure “is available to …

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USCIS Can Now Issue NTAs for Denial of an Application: What it means for you

By attorney: Nadia Khalid On July 05, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) revealed new policy guidelines regarding Notice to Appear issuances. A Notice to Appear (“NTA”), as defined by USCIS, “is a document given to an alien that instructs them to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date…the issuance of an …

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İltica Başvurusu: Davanızın Güvenilirliğini Etkileyen Faktörler

Avukat: Nadia Khalid Son birkaç ay içinde, iltica süreci, bir sığınmacının davasının güvenilirliğini ve / veya başarısını etkileyen faktörleri değiştiren sert değişiklikler ve yeni politika direktifleri yaşamıştır.  İltica görüşmeleri sırasında farkettiğimiz faktörlerden biri, alternatif vize statüsünden iltica talebinde bulunulmasına geçişin etkisidir. Örneğin, sona ermiş bir E-2 (yatırımcı vizesi) ‘den iltica başvurusu yapmaya geçiş. Genel olarak, …

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Houston businesses to lose if family separation continues

By: Attorney Ruby Powers After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would be implementing a new “Zero Tolerance Policy,” stories began surfacing about family separation. Under the new policy, all immigrants found to have crossed the border illegally would be criminally prosecuted, a practice that rarely occurred before the policy was announced. In the …

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ICE Raids Are Happening- How to Prepare?

By attorney Cynthia Milian Imagine—it’s a normal workweek day. You go to work. Then, the unexpected happens. Immigration officials conduct a raid and you find yourself in immigration custody. While this is not the fear that we would like for you to live with, it is a new reality. Recently, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also …

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My Court Date Got Reset- What’s Next?

 By Cynthia Milian In the last month, many immigration attorneys have scrambled to readjust their schedules and firm personnel to ensure that their clients are prepared and are represented in their upcoming court hearing dates that have been moved from 2019 to the summer of this year. This means that cases that were initially scheduled …

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