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Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown Friday, August 18, 2017 Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown Voice for America reportson the impacts of a crackdown on immigration on farm labor.  A rural county in Pennsylvania is facing the consequences of the Trump administration’s crackdown on undoocumentedl immigrants, as businesses in the Read more…


California State Sues Trump administration over sanctuary-city threat The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the state of California joined the city of San Francisco yesterday in taking legal action challenging a Trump administration threat to withhold federal public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate to the extent sought by the U.S. government in immigration enforcement. Read more…


Janet Napolitano: Congress has the power — and the responsibility — to protect the ‘dreamers’ [unable to retrieve full-text content] In an op/ed in the Washington Post, President of the University of California, and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano calls on Congress to offer durable relief to the recipients of the Read more…


EOIR Claims that “Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statistics “ Wednesday, August 9, 2017 EOIR Claims that “Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statistics “ The Executive Office of Immigration Review has released dataon orders of removal, voluntary departures, and Read more…


Residents in Three Out of Four Counties in U.S. Now Before Immigration Court Rank State Community (Census County Subdivision)* Pending Cases 1 Texas Houston 33,360 2 New York Queens 25,420 3 New York Brooklyn 14,960 4 California Los Angeles 14,287 5 California San Fernando Valley 9,311 6 Arizona Phoenix 6,575 7 New York Hempstead 6,511 8 New Read more…


Family & Humanitarian Immigration to the U.S. Last month, I was fortunate to meet with some of the best and brightest advocates and discuss U visas (available for victims of certain crimes). We talked about the backlog, adjudication trends, the new forms, and what happens to U applicants with removal orders. I’d like to share some highlights Read more…


U Visa Updates (2017) Last month, I was fortunate to meet with some of the best and brightest advocates and discuss U visas (available for victims of certain crimes). We talked about the backlog, adjudication trends, the new forms, and what happens to U applicants with removal orders. I’d like to share some highlights from that conversation. Read more…


July 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin The visa bulletin is out at this link: July 2017 Visa Bulletin For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China and India (January 1, 2012); EB-2 remains current for all countries except India (July 22, 2008) and China (March 22, Read more…


The role of foreign workers in the STEM economy Employment based immigration has received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Critics of U.S. immigration policy have long contended that extending employment opportunities to foreign nationals takes jobs from American workers.  Proponents of employment-based immigration point out that having access to highly skilled workers from around the world Read more…


ICE Enters Into 287(g) Agreements With 18 Texas Counties If you need an experienced and knowledgeable U.S. immigration, deportation, or immigration appeals attorney, please call our toll-free number at: (866) 456-­8654 | * Call Us – Toll Free * or at our NYC number: (212) 202-­0342 You can also contact us with Skype: Free Skype Call Have a Question? Ask us immigration, deportation or immigration appeals questions online Read more…