Based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday, January 27th, 2020 lifting a nation-wide injunction, USCIS announced that it will now be implementing a new “public charge” rule, except in Illinois, where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Essentially, USCIS will be asking additional questions […]
Friday, October 11, 2019, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York temporarily enjoined the implementation of USCIS’ Public Charge Regulation. This ruling prevents USCIS from implementing or requiring the use of any new forms that require responses to the information required by the Public Charge regulations. USCIS has not yet […]
In a 5-4 ruling on June 26th, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban. In an opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts, the court found that:
- Indefinitely banning people from particular countries was a lawful use of the president’s power under the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows the executive branch […]
In a decision issued Tuesday, October 17, 2017, a Federal District Court Judge granted a nation-wide Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) on President Trump’s latest Executive Order (“EO”), set to take effect Wednesday, October 18th, that some call the Travel Ban version 3.0.
The latest EO imposed varying restrictions on eight countries, most of which are majority […]
A Federal District Court in Texas granted the request for a preliminary injunction on Texas Senate Bill 4 (“SB4”), which means the law will not take effect September 1, 2017. SB4 is a ban on Sanctuary Cities and also uses local and state law enforcement to question the immigration status of residents, among other provisions. The […]
This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision granting review of President Trump’s revised Travel Ban against nationals from six Muslim-majority countries. The Supreme Court will hear the decision in its first session of the next term next October (Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, case number 16-1436).
The Supreme Court also allowed certain […]
Monday, June 12th, 2017, the 9th Circuit became the second court to uphold an injunction on President Trump’s Travel Ban. This ruling affirmed a March decision from Judge Watson of the Federal District Court in Hawaii. Previously, the Fourth Circuit also upheld an injunction, a decision which prompted the administration to seek review by the U.S. Supreme Court. […]
Federal Court of Appeals continues to permit U.S. entry by refugees and individuals from the seven countries
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decided to continue to Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) on President Trump’s ban. This means that refugees and individuals from the seven designated countries can continue to enter the U.S. The government can request the U.S. Supreme Court to review this decision but it would take […]
Federal Judge Temporarily Suspends Executive Order Banning Entry into the U.S. for Individuals from Certain Countries and Refugees
Friday afternoon, a Federal District Court Judge from the State of Washington issued a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) preventing enforcement of President Trump’s Executive Order (“EO”) which banned individuals from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days and which stopped refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days.
In his decision, the Judge […]
On February 9th, 2016, in a non-precedent decision, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) ruled in Matter of H-V-P- that a Specialty Care Physician qualifies under the Physician National Interest Waiver (PNIW) program by working five years in a federally-designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA) or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
Matter of H-V-P- involved a Hematologist-Oncologist who […]