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DACA and Supreme Court

What is DACA? DACA was announced by former President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012 and implemented by then Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. The policy has enabled people who came to the United States before the age of 16 to apply for “deferred action,”...

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U.S. Supreme Court DACA Decision

U.S. Supreme Court DACA Decision In September 2017, U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, concluded that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegal. In a letter, he advised the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rescind Deferred Action...

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Asylum and Employment Authorization

USCIS final rule eliminating the regulation articulating a 30-day processing timeframe for USCIS to adjudicate initial Applications for Employment Authorization for asylum applicants. The rule also removes the requirement that pending asylum applicants file...

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Presidential Proclamation – June 22, 2020

Presidential Proclamation- June 22, 2020 Citing the effect of the novel Coronavirus on the economy, President Trump issued a proclamation continuing Proclamation 10014, which suspended entry for certain immigrants, and suspending the admission of certain workers...

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Summary of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Presidential Proclamation 10014 became effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET) and suspends the entry of certain individuals seeking admission to the United States as an immigrant. On June 22, 2020 President Trump issued a proclamation...

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Updates on Presidential Proclamation

Visa Exempt Canadians Are Not Subject to the Proclamation AILA CBP-OFO Liaison Committee has received confirmation from CBP HQ that Canadians entering as H, L or J nonimmigrants are exempt from the Presidential Proclamation issued on June 22, 2020, and effective on...

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Public Charge Rule – Updated

PUBLIC CHARGE RULE In General The U.S. requires that foreign nationals be self-sufficient. Individuals who are unable to care for themselves and are likely to become a public charge are inadmissible to the U.S. What is a public charge? A public charge is someone who...

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F1 visas and Remote Learning Update

Q2: Can an international student take a full online course load from the United States? No. With regard to Fall 2020, the press release by SEVP states “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load...

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