August 30, 2021

“Remain in Mexico” Asylum Policy Revival

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The Supreme Court issued an order declining to stop the revival of a prior Administriation’s border policy that requires asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are reviewed by U.S. immigration judges. The high court’s conservative supermajority denied the current Administration’s emergency request to continue the suspension of a federal judge’s order that requires U.S. border officials to reinstate the program. U.S. officials have now been instructed to stop processing and admitting asylum-seekers who
Immigration Reform
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July 25, 2021

Progress in Immigration Since January 2021

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The new U.S. Administration has aimed to undo much of the predecessor’s immigration legacy, the blueprint offers new details about how far-reaching the effort will be — not only rolling back the previous U.S. Administrations’ policies but also addressing backlogs and delays that plagued prior presidents. The blueprint, dated May 3 and titled “D.H.S. Plan to Restore Trust in Our Legal Immigration System,” lists scores of initiatives intended to reopen the country to more immigrants,
Immigration, Immigration Reform
Foreign founders have renewed optimism provided by an Obama-era immigration solution known as entrepreneur parole, allowing them to enter the U.S. to actively engage in running their funded high-growth U.S. startups. This immigration parole for entrepreneurs, known as the International Entrepreneur rule, allows up to three foreign co-founders to enter the U.S. to provide significant public benefit to the U.S. through business growth and job creation. The founder parole is expected to garner roughly 3,000
Immigration, Immigration Reform
On April 27, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced policy guidance instructing officers to give deference to prior agency determinations when adjudicating extension requests involving the same parties and same material facts unless the initial decision contained a material error. Essentially, USCIS is reverting to guidance that was in place from 2004 until it was rescinded by the previous U.S. Administration in 2017. Deference to prior approvals will help to restore predictability and
Immigration, Immigration Reform
In late January, the new U.S. Administration signed a memorandum fortifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The Administration also granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to more individuals: those from Venezuela and Burma. Building on this, broad legislative immigration reform has also been proposed, including a path to citizenship for DACA (or Dreamers) and TPS beneficiaries, as well as undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the United States. On March 18, 2021,
Immigration, Immigration Reform