Immigration: U.S. Supreme Court authorizes expedited removal of asylum seekers without judicial review

In a 7-2 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the expedited removal of people requesting asylum without the possibility of judicial review. Expedited removal, enacted in the anti-immigrant federal legislation passed in 1996, shortens the deportation process into a … Read More

Immigration : President Trump suspends entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants through December 31, 2020

Photo credit: Panama President Trump suspended, on June 22, 2020 the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants, through December 31, 2020. The executive order is targeting lawful permanent residents and several nonimmigrant visa categories, because they are, according to the … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Trump administration’s decision to end DACA

Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program holding the decision was arbitrary and capricious. Trump’s decision to terminate DACA put 700,000 DACA … Read More

Immigration: Federal Judge Blocks ICE from Making Arrests at New York Courthouses

Photo credit: ICE On June 10, 2020, Judge Jed S. Rakoff, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, declared Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) policy of courthouse arrests to be illegal and enjoined ICE from … Read More

Coronavirus : U.S. Immigration Services working on reopening on June 4

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after … Read More

Immigration: Nearly 30,000 DACA recipients are frontline health care workers in the fight against COVID-19, but Trump wants them deported, says NYIC

“If SCOTUS allows President Trump’s termination of DACA to go forward, Dreamers will lose their authorization to work and could be deported to countries they barely remember during a pandemic when “sheltering in place” and standing united is vital to … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least May 3

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 … Read More

Immigration: White House Extends Wind-Down Period for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians to January 10, 2021

The White House issued on March 30, 2020, a memorandum extending the wind-down period for deferred enforced departure for Liberians to January 10, 2021. This is what the memorandum says: “Since March 1991, certain Liberian nationals and persons without nationality … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporarily Closes Offices to the Public from March 18 to April 1

Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension of services will be effective … Read More

Immigrant advocates denounce Supreme Court decision allowing public charge rule to go forward

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Immigrant advocates gathered at the New York Immigration Coalition for a press conference on January 28, 2020, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 vote that now allows the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) public … Read More

1 2 3 4 7