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Daily Immigration News Clips – May 18, 2023

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on May 18, 2023. Immigration News from AILA National Immigration News Los Angeles Times 8-year-old girl dies in Border Patrol custodyBy Hamed Aleaziz CNN Senate passes resolution to overturn Biden administration rule that does not penalize immigrants for receiving government benefitsBy Nicky Robertson, Ted Barrett Aljazeera ‘It doesn’t work’: Migrants struggle with US immigration appBy Hilary Beaumont The Hill Texas, Florida laws have Latinos rethinking where they liveBy Rafael Bernal CBS News Migrant border crossings drop from 10,000 to 4,400 per day after end of Title 42By Camilo Montoya-Galvez The Hill Latest border figures show 56 percent drop...

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USCIS Will Provide Proof of Status After Notice of Immigration Judge and BIA Decisions about Immigration Status

Individuals who have been granted asylum or have had their status adjusted by an immigration judge in the United States are entitled to proof of their status. This proof is crucial for several purposes, such as employment, travel, and access to government benefits. In this article, we will delve into the importance of obtaining proof of status for asylees and those who have had their status adjusted by an immigration judge. Employment Proof of status is essential for individuals seeking employment in the United States. Employers are required by law to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires, including...

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USCIS Updates Guidance on Asylee and Refugee Adjustment One-Year Physical Presence Requirement

- USCIS has updated policy guidance on the 1-year physical presence requirement for asylees and refugees applying for adjustment of status. - The update clarifies that both asylees and refugees must satisfy the 1-year physical presence requirement at the time USCIS adjudicates the adjustment of status application, rather than at the time of filing. - The update applies to all adjustment of status and naturalization applications that are pending on February 2, 2023, and applications filed on or after that date. - The guidance contained in the Policy Manual is controlling and supersedes any related prior guidance on the topic. ...

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Daily Immigration News Clips – May 2, 2023

Immigration News from AILA immigration news Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on May 2, 2023. National CBS News Biden administration to let Afghan evacuees renew temporary legal status amid inaction in CongressBy Camilo Montoya-Galvez The Guardian John Oliver on Biden’s immigration record: ‘A different phase of an immigration dystopia’By Adrian Horton The Independent Right-wing think tank files lawsuit demanding Prince Harry’s immigration recordsBy Andrew Feinberg New York Times Fugitive Accused of Killing 5 in Texas Was Deported Several Times, Officials SayBy Jesus Jiménez NBC News Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slammed for calling shooting victims 'illegal immigrants'By Suzanne Gamboa Washington Post Why Gov. Abbott...

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Marriage-Based Green Cards: Scary USCIS “RED FLAGS” for marriage-based green card cases

MARRIAGE BASED GREEN CARD ISSUES One question I get a lot, is what the USCIS looks for when considering the legitimacy of a marriage. The reason that's important, is that a marriage entered into solely for the basis of gaining immigration benefits is unlawful. A sham marriage has been defined by the BIA as a marriage which may comply with all the formalrequirements of the law but which the parties entered into with no intent, or "good faith", to live togetherand which is designed solely to circumvent the immigrations laws. Sham marriages are not recognized forimmigration purposes. See Matter of Patel...

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AILA Daily Immigration News Clips – April 24, 2023

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MARRIAGE: CA1 Upholds BIA’s Finding That Petitioner Had Not Entered into Marriage in Good Faith

MARRIAGE BASED GREEN CARD DENIAL The First Circuit found that it lacked jurisdiction to evaluate the IJ’s credibility determinations or to reexamine the weight given to certain evidence. The court then held that, considering the totality of the record, substantial evidence supported the IJ’s and BIA’s conclusion that the petitioner had not entered into his marriage in good faith, where his former wife could not recount basic facts about the marriage, there was evidence she was living with another man with whom she had a child while married to the petitioner, and the evidence showed there was a severely limited commingling...

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OPT: USCIS announces new premium processing expansion for certain F-1 students seeking OPT and STEM OPT extension

ONLINE PREMIUM PROCESS FOR OPT CARDS Online filing of Form I-907 for an OPT card now available for these F-1 students. Expansion will occur in phases, with specific start dates for different categories. Premium processing will streamline the immigration experience for many international students. Online filing increases operational efficiency and access to the immigration system. Online filing available for 16 forms, with more than 1.8 million filed online in FY 2022. Links: Forms Available to File Online Phase 1: Beginning March 6, USCIS accepts Form I-907 requests (paper or online) for F-1 students with pending Form I-765 in the following categories: (c)(3)(A) – Pre-Completion OPT; (c)(3)(B) – Post-Completion OPT; (c)(3)(C)...

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BEST TIPS: 8 Essential Steps to Get a Green Card Through Marriage to a US Citizen

How to Get a Green Card Through Marriage to a US Citizen: A Brief Guide MARRIAGE GREEN CARD Navigating the complex process of obtaining a green card through marriage to a US citizen can be challenging. This comprehensive guide outlines 10 essential steps to help you succeed, with expert advice from an experienced immigration attorney. Verify eligibility for marriage-based green card Before starting the process, ensure both you and your spouse meet eligibility requirements, including a legal marriage and proof of your spouse's US citizenship. Gather important documentation Assemble necessary documents such as marriage certificate, birth certificates, proof of US citizenship, and evidence of...

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