Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced Friday the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras. Secretary Nielsen delayed the termination for 18 months to allow those in the United States under TPS to seek and apply for alternative lawful immigration status or, if no alternative exists, to prepare for departure to Honduras. » Read More
Last Friday, Connecticut became the first state on the East Coast to make undocumented immigrants eligible for financial aid at state-run colleges and universities. Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed Senate Bill 6, which provides undocumented students with the same access to student loans, grants, and scholarships that are available to U.S. » Read More
Day after day, potential clients walk into my office with boxes of paper and faces of frustration. Minutes into our free immigration consultation, I notice a sense of concern and fear. Soon, I learn that the immigrant has a decades-old immigration problem that was a relatively simple fix long ago. » Read More
The Department of Justice, Reversing Course, Allows a Legal Funding Program for Poor Immigrants to Continue
Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce that he would continue funding for the Legal Orientation Program, which provides legal support for immigrants facing deportation, as the Justice Department continued with a review of the program. » Read More
On Tuesday, a Washington, D.C., federal court ruled that the Trump administration failed to adequately explain its September 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, known as “DACA,” and ordered that the government begin accepting new DACA applications. » Read More
In more than 75% of counties in the United States, the number of immigrants moving into a particular county exceeded those who were moving out. And, four of the top 10 counties with the highest rate of immigrant population growth were in New York and New Jersey. » Read More
Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, was recently interviewed on La Mega Radio by Morning Show Hosts Alfa Lopez and VJ Bar to discuss current immigration enforcement against individuals and employers, the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), immigrant rights, and the need to be proactive in addressing immigration issues.
Los Angeles Federal Court Bars White House From Punishing Sanctuary Cities
On Wednesday, United States District Court Judge Manuel Real ruled that the Department of Justice could not give special treatment to cities that cooperated with immigration enforcement when issuing a particular federal grant. » Read More
Raymond G. Lahoud, will present the “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Instructional Seminar” sponsored by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
This free seminar is for human resource professionals, business owners, compliance officers, management, and administrators at organizations and companies in every industry, and of every size. » Read More
The Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) recently launched the Online International Student Visa Portal for foreign students in the United States under the F-1 Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and M-1 Practical Training programs. The portal was developed to assist international students in the United States on student visas meet federal immigration information reporting requirements. » Read More