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97 Arrested After ICE Raids at Meatpacking Plant in Tennessee

On April 5, 2018, 97 immigrants were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (hereinafter “ICE”) agents at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee.  The raid is described as the largest in a decade.  Ten people were arrested on federal immigration charges, one person was arrested on state charges and 86 immigrants were detained for being … Continue reading 97 Arrested After ICE Raids at Meatpacking Plant in Tennessee

H-1B Visa Cap Reached During First Week of April

On April 6, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (hereinafter “USCIS”) announced they reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap for FY2019, including the 20,000 U.S. advanced degree exemption known as the “master’s cap.”  Every year since FY2014, the cap has been reached during the first week of April. Because the cap has been met, a … Continue reading H-1B Visa Cap Reached During First Week of April

USCIS Not Meeting Its Green Card Processing Expectations

Since 2011, government processing of green card applications has taken longer and longer.  Concerns expressed by lawmakers, immigration advocates, and the public prompted Senator and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in late-2016 to ask the Office of Inspector General (hereinafter “OIG”) of the Department of … Continue reading USCIS Not Meeting Its Green Card Processing Expectations

Ruling Regarding the One-Year Filing Deadline in Asylum Cases

A federal court in Seattle granted nationwide class action status to a case seeking to protect the rights of thousands of asylum seekers pursuing protection from persecution in their home countries.  On January 10, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington certified the nationwide class in Mendez-Rojas v. Johnson, No. 2:16-cv-01024-RSM (W.D. … Continue reading Ruling Regarding the One-Year Filing Deadline in Asylum Cases

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