Entries by Cyrus Mehta

Mid-March 2018 Immigration Update

Headlines: California, Sued by Dept. of Justice for ‘Sanctuary’ Laws, Continues to Resist – DOJ filed a lawsuit against the state of California, its governor, and its attorney general over several “sanctuary” laws passed by the state. State officials remained defiant. Lost in the Weed: Practitioners Warn About Potential Immigration Consequences of Marijuana Use – […]

March 2018 Immigration Update

Headlines: Supreme Court Declines Trump Administration Appeal in DACA Case – The U.S. Supreme Court let stand without comment a ruling by a federal judge to block the Trump administration’s plan to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by March 5, 2018. Supreme Court Says Certain Aliens May Be Held in Indefinite Detention, Remands Case […]

Mid-February 2018 Immigration Update

Headlines: Immigration Bills Fail in Senate, Including DACA; House Bill’s Prospects Appear Dim; Second Court Enjoins DACA Rescission – Four immigration bills failed in the U.S. Senate, and a House bill appears doomed. Also, a second court enjoined DACA rescission, with a nationwide preliminary injunction while lawsuits proceed. The decision included certain limitations. President Trump […]

February 2018 Immigration Update

Headlines: State of the Union Speech Outlines Immigration Reform Proposal; White House Releases ‘Framework’ on Immigration and Border Security – President Donald Trump outlined several immigration-related themes during his State of the Union address on January 30, 2018. Also, the Trump administration released its “Framework on Immigration Reform & Border Security” on January 25, 2018. […]

Mid-January 2018 Immigration Update

Headlines: Former DHS Secretaries Urge Congress To Act on DACA Now; Administration Begins Accepting DACA Renewal Applications – Former DHS Secretaries Michael Chertoff, Jeh Johnson, and Janet Napolitano sent a letter to Republican and Democratic congressional leaders urging swift passage of legislation to allow the 690,000 “Dreamers” under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program […]

January 2018 Immigration Update

Headlines ABIL Commentary: Threats, Opportunities for Employers in 2018 – After a tumultuous, difficult year in 2017 with respect to immigration and border issues, attorneys from the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) shared their thoughts on what employers can expect in 2018. REAL ID Act: New Security Measures Start January 22 – Starting January […]

December 2017 Global Immigration Update

Feature Article   EFFECT OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS ON IMMIGRATION: AN OVERVIEW – This article provides an overview of recent developments in several countries with respect to the effect of criminal convictions on immigration. Country Updates EUROPEAN UNION – The European Court of Justice recently dismissed a challenge by Slovakia and Hungary to a mandatory allocation of […]

Mid-December 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: USCIS Is Accepting Applications Under International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) But Plans Proposed Rule to Eliminate IER – USCIS is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) in accordance with a recent court decision. USCIS noted that while the agency implements the IER, DHS will also “proceed with issuing a notice of proposed […]

December 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: Federal Court Vacates Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule – On December 1, 2017, a federal court vacated the Trump administration’s delay of an Obama-era rule that would have allowed certain foreign entrepreneurs to obtain immigration parole. USCIS Designates Adopted Decisions Defining Affected Parties, Function Managers –USCIS has designated two Administrative Appeals Office decisions as […]

Mid-November 2017 Immigration Update

Headlines: DHS Announces Delayed Termination of TPS for Nicaragua, Six-Month Extension for Honduras – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke is terminating TPS for Nicaragua with a delayed effective date of 12 months, to January 5, 2019. She also determined that additional information is necessary regarding the TPS designation for Honduras before a determination […]