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F1 and M1 Students Cannot Maintain Status With Fully Online Course Loads

SEVP will not allow F1 and M1 students to take a full online course load this fall and remain in the United States.

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USCIS to Eliminate 30-day Timeframe for Processing Asylum EADs

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is publishing a new final rule in the Federal Register to do away with its self-imposed 30-day timeframe for processing applications for employment authorization by asylum applicants.

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Supreme Court Blocks DACA Rescission For Now

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court concluded that the Department of Homeland Security could not rescind the DACA program without complying with the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). In this case, the majority held that the DHS’s decision to rescind DACA was arbitrary and capricious under the APA, and therefore invalid.

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Attorney General Barr to Review Persecutor Barr Questions

Attorney General William P. Barr will review several issues having to do with the persecutor bar to asylum.

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MPP Hearings May Resume on July 20

The DOJ and DHS anticipate resuming MPP hearings on July 20, 2020.

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Public Charge and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In this article, we will briefly examine the effect of accepting unemployment benefits or testing, screening, or treatment of illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) on public charge determinations.

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Exemption for Certain Athletes from Coronavirus Entry Restrictions

On May 22, 2020, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, created a special exemption for certain professional athletes and other personnel from several Presidential Proclamations restricting entry due to the threat of the novel coronavirus.

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New Edition of Form I-129CW

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is publishing the new edition of its Form I-129CW, Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Worker, on June 18, 2020.

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Four New Assistant Chief Immigration Judges (May 2020)

On May 22, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of four new assistant chief immigration judges.

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David H. Wetmore Appointed Chairman of the BIA

On May 29, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of David H. Wetmore as the chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

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