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AILA Leadership Blog: What Happens When USCIS Breaks The Law? Published: Feb 1, 2010 "Perhaps it has been too long since USCIS has truly been held accountable for its actions that it has become desensitized to the legal constraints under which it is permitted to operate. The USCIS is not given carte blanche to make whatever changes or interpretations it wants to long-standing immigration law, without first complying with the Administrative
Fact Sheet: USCIS Warns of Immigration Scams Targeting Haitian Applicants for Temporary Protected Status Published: Jan 26, 2010 USCIS warns Haitians applying for temporary protected status to be aware of immigration scams. USCIS has a dedicated website providing guidance on its response to Haiti at www.uscis.gov/haitianearthquake. Representation You do not need to have an attorney or a representative to apply for temporary protected status. If you choose to have a representative
AIC LAC Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Volume 5, No. 1. Published: Jan 26, 2010 AIC LAC Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Volume 5, No. 1. "This issue covers the Supreme Court’s recent decision on judicial review of motions to reopen; upcoming BIA oral arguments addressing Brand X (agency deference) and whether the date of adjustment qualifies as the date of admission under INA § 237(a)(2)(A)(i)(I); a BIA decision on portability; a
Advance Copy of USCIS Notice: Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status Published: Jan 20, 2010 Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status: Summary: The Department of Homeland Security announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. Under section 244(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Secretary is authorized to designate a
BARRIERS TO REPRESENTATION FOR DETAINED IMMIGRANTS FACING DEPORTATION: VARICK STREET DETENTION FACILITY, A CASE STUDY Published: Jan 18, 2010 BARRIERS TO REPRESENTATION FOR DETAINED IMMIGRANTS FACING DEPORTATION: VARICK STREET DETENTION FACILITY, A CASE STUDY "There is an evolving crisis in the immigration courts and federal courts of appeals caused by the lack of quality representation for immigrants facing deportation. The problem is particularly acute for immigrants who are detained during
The Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform Published: Jan 11, 2010 The Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform "A new report, Raising the Floor for American Workers: The Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, by Dr. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, finds that comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) which includes a legalization program for unauthorized immigrants would result in a large economic benefit –$1.5 trillion
New DHS asylum database Published: Jan 6, 2010 "In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to add a new system of records to the Department of Homeland Security’s inventory, entitled Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Services-010 Asylum Information and Pre-Screening System of Records. This new system of records is composed of two existing legacy IT
A Provocative Cautionary Tale Of A Future America Without Immigration Reform Published: Dec 31, 2009 America Libre, by Raul Ramos y Sanchez "In the dystopian tradition of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World comes America Libre by Raul Ramos y Sanchez. This cautionary tale envisions a future U.S. where the death of a Latina bystander during a botched drug bust in San Antonio triggers a tragic chain of events. Eventually, long-simmering