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Immigration Processes To Get Costlier And More Time Consuming

Immigration Processes To Get Costlier And More Time Consuming

House Judiciary Committee has marked up and passed bill H.R. 5203, “The Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016” (VISA Act) to enhance the security procedures for the processing of immigrant and non-immigrant visas. The Bill was introduced in the house on May 12, 2016. The bill will introduce new security measures including special security Read More

Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred action is a discretionary, limited immigration benefit conferred by the Department of Homeland Security to the qualifying applicants irrespective of whether they are in removal proceedings, they have final orders of removal, or they have never been in removal proceedings. Individuals granted deferred action status are eligible to apply for employment authorization. However, the Read More

Family Immigration

The ongoing discussion on family detention is finally making some progress in the sphere of immigration laws. Tonight, ICE provided the additional information regarding the release of mothers and children from family detention, stating: Going forward, ICE will generally not detain mothers with children, absent a threat to public safety or national security, if they Read More

Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides that aliens appearing before an Immigration judge “shall have the privilege of being represented, at no expense to the Government, by counsel of the alien’s choosing who is authorized to practice in such proceedings. ” INA sec. 240(b)(4)(8 U.S.C.1229 a(b)(4). In order to represent an individual before the Read More