The Fifth Circuit remanded for the BIA to consider the Convention Against Torture (CAT) claim under the “color of law” legal standard, with information that extortionists in El Salvador may have received information about the petitioner from government officials acting in their official capacities. http://ow.ly/zh47d http://ow.ly/zh48Z
Immigrant visa was denied in 2012 because of false claim to citizenship. We filed a motion in March based on a new interpretation of false claims and minors and we just received a notice from the consulate indicating that Client is eligible to schedule a new immigrant visa appointment.
http://ow.ly/yBK6d NBC Los Angeles reports that yesterday, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) began the first of two public hearings on proposed regulations for a state law that directs the agency to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants living in California.
http://ow.ly/yBJDt A Montana state district court found most sections of Montana’s voter-approved immigration law were preempted by federal law. The law would have required state agencies to determine an applicant’s immigration status before granting a wide variety of state services, including unemployment insurance benefits, licenses to practice trades or professions, enrollment in state universities, and services for crime victims.
http://ow.ly/yBJso In light of the policy change, effective June 1, 2014, that limits validity of medical examinations to one year from the date that USCIS receives the form, the USCIS National Benefits Center instructs that Form I-693 be submitted one of three ways: together with Form I-485 to the location specified on Form I-485; after filing Form I-485 to the location specified in the most recent communication with USCIS (for example, an RFE); or in person at an interview at a USCIS field office, if an interview is required.
http://ow.ly/yBIUZ DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on DHS efforts to respond to the increasing number of unaccompanied children at the southern border. He announced that DHS has decided to establish a detention facility to hold families and expedite the removal of adults traveling with children. Today, the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees are also holding hearings on the issue.