Immigration Representation needed in Chicago

An article in the Chicago Reporter states that of the nearly 1,500 cases of women with children seen in the Chicago Immigration Court this past year, less than 14% were represented by a lawyer, a figure that is less than half the national rate.

USCIS Reminder: New Form G-28 Mandatory Starting May 18!

USCIS posted a reminder that beginning May 18, 2015, USCIS will accept only the new Form G-28 with an edition date of March 4, 2015, and will stop accepting the earlier version of the form. If a filing is submitted with an old version of the G-28 on or after May 18, USCIS will not accept the G-28 but will accept the application (if it meets the criteria) and send all notices and secure documents to the applicant.

AAO Sustains appeal of Form I-212

In a nonprecedent decision, the AAO sustained an appeal of a Form I-212, finding that although the applicant was removed in 2012 for being an intending immigrant, there is no indication she misrepresented her intentions or willfully violated the terms of a prior admission in 2011 as a B-2 visitor.

TPS for El Salvador coming up! Don’t delay

USCIS posted a reminder that Monday, March 9, 2015, is the deadline for current El Salvador Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from March 10, 2015, through September 9, 2016.

Congress stops playing games and passes a clean Bill to fund DHS

Last week, the Senate passed a DHS appropriations measure that did not include the House amendments that would block DAPA implementation and DACA expansion by a vote of 68-31. Today, in a surprising move, Speaker Boehner allowed for the Senate-passed version of the DHS funding bill to be voted on in the House. The bill passed with bipartisan support in the House, 257-167 (with 75 Republicans joining 182 Democrats), and will now be sent to President Obama’s desk for his signature. The bill will fund DHS through September 2015. The bill that passed does not include language that would prohibit the implementation of the President’s November 2014 executive actions on immigration.

The Preliminary Injunction of Expanded DACA by Texas Judge

Mother’s and children from Central America not a threat to national security.

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