Court Decisions Ensure TPS Holders in Sixth and Ninth Circuits May Become Permanent Residents | American Immigration Council

Two courts of appeals have held that a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may make an individual eligible for adjustment of status. In Ramirez v. Brown, 852 F.3d 954 (9th Cir. 2017), and Flores v. USCIS, 718 F.3d 548 (6th Cir. 2013), the courts held that a grant of TPS constitutes an “admission” for purposes of adjustment of status under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Thus, TPS recipients who initially entered without inspection (EWI) satisfy the “inspected and admitted or paroled” statutory requirement. INA § 245(a).

Source: Court Decisions Ensure TPS Holders in Sixth and Ninth Circuits May Become Permanent Residents | American Immigration Council

Chicago: Mexican Consulate to pay for DACA extensions for qualified applicants

“Mexican nationals should know that the Mexican government is providing financial and legal assistance to DREAMers that need it,” Luis Adrian Sosa Morales, of the Cosulate General of Mexico in Chicago, told Hoy. “We will always support them.”

The consulate will cover anywhere between $300 to the full $495 to those who qualify. To learn more, visit the Consulate at 204 S. Ashland Ave. or call its Protection Department at 312-738-2023 before October 5.

EEOC Sues Golden Corral for Disability,  Sexual Harassment and Discharge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jax, LLC, which operates a Golden Corral restaurant in Matthews, N.C., discriminated against an employee with a disability when it subjected him to a hostile work environment based on both his disability and his sex (male), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The lawsuit also alleges that the employee resigned because of the harassment.According to the EEOC’s complaint, Sean Fernandez worked as a dishwasher at the Matthews Golden Corral. Fernandez has high-functioning autism, which limits his ability to communicate and interact with others. From around March or April 2014 until January 2016, a male assistant manager created a hostile work environment by repeatedly referring to Fernandez as a “retard,” calling him “stupid,” using profanity, requesting oral sex, threatening to sexually assault him, and subjecting him to unwanted physical contact. Fernandez filed a complaint and requested to be moved to a different shift, so that he would not have to work with the male assistant manager. Fernandez resigned due to the harassment after he was again assigned to work with the same male assistant manager who again sexually harassed him.

Source: EEOC Sues Golden Corral for Disability,  Sexual Harassment and Discharge

Gutiérrez: DACA Announcement & Implications for Approps Fights | Congressman Luis Gutierrez

“I personally will not support any funding bill that does not include a safe harbor for DREAMers – and I will work to have others join me in opposition.  If they need our votes, we are bringing 800,000 young immigrants with us.“I have already spoken with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and will be talking to other Democrats in the House, but if Republicans need our votes, we need to have legislation to protect immigrant youth who have DACA.

Source: Gutiérrez: DACA Announcement & Implications for Approps Fights | Congressman Luis Gutierrez

USCIS On Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) | USCIS

DACA Has Changed! We are no longer accepting initial requests for DACA, but we will adjudicate initial requests for DACA accepted by Sept. 5, 2017. We will no longer approve advance parole requests associated with DACA. We are only adjudicating DACA renewal requests received by Oct. 5, 2017, from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.

Source: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) | USCIS

Read Jeff Sessions’s Letter Advising an End to DACA – The New York Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security recommending an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the Obama-era executive action that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Source: Read Jeff Sessions’s Letter Advising an End to DACA – The New York Times

EEOC Sues Keer America Corporation for Age Discrimination

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A 47-year-old sales leader with experience in the textile industry was unlawfully fired by Indian Land, S.C., textile manufacturer Keer America Corporation because of his age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.According to the EEOC’s suit, Keer America fired Scott Gamble during his second week of employment. The EEOC said that Gamble was offered a job by the company’s human resources generalist on April 18, 2015, and began working for the company on April 27. The EEOC charged that the plant manager ordered the human resources generalist to rescind Gamble’s job offer prior to his starting work after the plant manager saw Gamble’s driver’s license and learned of his age. The human resources generalist refused to rescind Gamble’s job offer. On May 8, the plant manager fired Gamble.

Source: EEOC Sues Keer America Corporation for Age Discrimination

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia halts Texas sanctuary law – The Washington Post

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a severe state immigration law that was supposed to take effect Friday and would have outlawed sanctuary cities and penalized local officials who do not cooperate with federal deportation efforts.The decision Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia delivers another temporary blow to the Trump administration’s campaign to compel sanctuary cities to detain immigrants so that federal agents can take them into custody.“The Court was right to strike down the guts of a law that is not only patently unconstitutional but bad policy as well,” said Lee Gelernt, an ACLU lawyer who argued against the case in court on behalf of several Texas cities and towns. “Hopefully other states will now not follow Texas’ lead.”

Source: U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia halts Texas sanctuary law – The Washington Post