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Trump Administration Is Spending Enormous Resources to Strip Citizenship from a Florida Truck Driver

The Intercept reports on the Trump administration’s efforts to denaturalize Parvez Manzoor Khan, a 60-year-old truck driver and grandfather of three who’s been a citizen without incident since 2006 for failing to disclose a past deportation order of which he was unaware.

Court Upholds Asylum Denial to Guatemalan Woman Who Was Repeatedly Abused by Domestic Partner

The Eighth Circuit upheld the BIA’s denial of asylum to the petitioner, finding that a reasonable adjudicator would not be compelled to find that the Guatemalan government was and would be unwilling or unable to protect the petitioner against her daughter’s abusive father.

Bipartisan Letter from Texas Members of the House Regarding USCIS Processing Delays

Ten members of the House of Representatives who represent congressional districts in Texas sent a letter to USCIS expressing concern regarding the processing delays impacting applications for green cards, naturalization, and advance parole filed by Houston constituents, emphasizing that they impose a “burden on those who live and work in our community and want nothing more than to follow the law.” Additionally, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus requested a meeting with USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna to discuss similar concerns. 

USCIS Publishes Notice of Extension of the Designation of South Sudan for TPS and Announces Opening of Reregistration Period

USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register extending the designation of South Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from May 3, 2019, through November 2, 2020. The re registration period runs from today, April 5, 2019, through June 4, 2019.

District Court Orders Timely Bond Hearings for Detained Asylum Seekers

In Padilla v. ICE, the court issued a preliminary injunction requiring the government to provide certain detained asylum seekers with a bond hearing within seven days of a bond hearing request and to release those individuals whose detention time exceeds that limit.

Judge Tells Trump to Stop Sending Central American Asylum Seekers Back to Mexico

Vox reports on the order issued yesterday by a federal judge in California enjoining the Trump administration from continuing to implement or expand the Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly known as the Remain in Mexico policy. Since late January, the policy has resulted in more than 600 asylum seekers being sent back to Mexico.

Trump Officials Are Seeking to Double the Time Asylum Seekers Must Wait to Legally Work

Buzzfeed News reports that USCIS officials plan to propose a regulation that would double the time individuals who apply for asylum must wait before qualifying for a work permit, from 180 to 365 days. The proposal, which is not yet finalized, would apply to both affirmative asylum seekers who apply while already in the United States and to those who apply for asylum after crossing the border and being referred to immigration court.

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