Immigration Blog

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President Biden Revokes Bar on Entry of New Permanent Residents

On February 24, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation revoking former President Donald Trump’s April 2020 Executive Order barring the entry of certain classes of immigrants as permanent residents.

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Second Circuit Holds that BIA is Required to Make Unpublished Decisions Publicly Available

The Second Circuit cleared the way to begin the process of requiring the Board of Immigration Appeals to make its thousands of unpublished decisions available to the public.

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Supreme Court to Review Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule

The Supreme Court will consider the public charge rule imposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump.

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USCIS Extends Flexibility Policies Due to Coronavirus

On May 1, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is extending its policy of granting additional flexibility to applicants and petitioners responding to certain USCIS requests due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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USCIS Lockbox Delays

On January 8, 2021, the USCIS reported that it is experiencing delays issuing receipts for some applications and petitions filed at a USCIS lockbox facility.

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34 New Immigration Judges Sworn in During October and December 2020

In October and December 2020, the EOIR appointed 34 new immigration judges to serve on 24 immigration courts — including 7 new immigration judges for the New York — Broadway Immigration Court.

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Judge Enjoins New Rules on USCIS Fees and Fee Waivers

On September 29, 2020, Judge Jeffrey S. White of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered a preliminary injunction against the new USCIS rules on fees and fee waivers, preventing them from taking effect on October 2, 2020.

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President Trump Nominates Chad Wolf to be Secretary of Homeland Security

On August 25, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Chad Wold to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. Chad Wolf has been serving as acting Secretary of Homeland Security since November 13, 2019.

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Three New Appellate Immigration Judges Appointed to BIA (Aug. 11, 2020)

On August 7, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of three appellate immigration judges to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

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Second Circuit Enjoins New Public Charge Rule for NY, CT, and VT

On August 4, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed two district court decisions blocking implementation of the new public charge rule. In affirming the injunctions, the Second Circuit limited their scope to only the three states under the court’s jurisdiction – New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.

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