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Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided Ricardo Javier Blanco v. Attorney General United States of America

Jersey City, New Jersey – On July 24, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided Ricardo Javier Blanco v. Attorney General United States of America, Docket No. 19-3658, reversing the Board of Immigration Appeals order of removal because…
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Immigration Officials Accused of Allowing Private Contractors to Hold Migrant Children in Hotels Rather Than Allow Them to Seek Asylum

Before Donald Trump took his seat in office, he pledged to bring reform to the U.S. immigration system, and after becoming president, he has been successful at doing so. Not only has the Trump administration blocked certain immigrants from entering…
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El Paso, Texas, ICE Guards Accused of Sexually Assaulting Female Detainees Held in an Immigration Detention Center

A Texas advocacy group has come forward with a complaint alleging “guards in an immigrant detention center in El Paso sexually assaulted and harassed inmates in a “pattern and practice” of abuse.” The complaint urges “the local district…
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Atlanta, Georgia, Understanding Conditional Permanent Residency

A conditional permanent resident is someone who receives a Green Card based on a marriage that is less than two years old. This green card, once issued, is only valid for two years. Once the two years is up, the conditional permanent resident…
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Immigrant Doctor Working on the Frontlines to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic Denied a Green Card

Dr. Julia Iafrate has been living in the U.S. for 13 years now. Sometime after she immigrated to America from Canada, she completed a residency program at the Mayo Clinic and a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa, according…
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Are immigration officials using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to turn away thousands of migrants seeking asylum?

Some sources say they are.   When an immigrant is seeking asylum in the U.S., they are asking for protection as they have suffered persecution or fear they will suffer persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, membership…
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Atlanta, Georgia, What is an H-1B Visa and How Long Does it Allow Me to Stay in the U.S.?

H-1B visas are issued to foreign nationals who have been hired by a U.S. employer for a position in a specialty occupation. Specialty occupations include science, engineering, teaching, accounting, etc. and require a four-year bachelor’s degree…
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USCIS Publishes New Fee Schedule for Immigration Benefit Requests Which Will Take Effect in October

After U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted a “comprehensive biennial fee review,” the agency determined that the current fees being charged for certain benefits “do not cover the full cost of providing adjudication…
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Texas, Trump Administration Says It Plans to Reject New DACA Applications After Supreme Court Ruling

Despite the recent ruling the Supreme Court made in June that rejected the Trump administration’s request to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Texas Tribune says that the administration announced at the end…