Category: General Immigration

  1. Executive Office for Immigration Review Update: Motion to Reconsider Denied

    The Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has published a precedential decision in A.S. v. Amazon WebServices Inc., 14 OCAHO no. 1381b (2021). On February 11, 2021, the Hon. Andrea R. Carroll-Tipton, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), entered an order denying Complainant’s Motion to Reconsider the ALJ’s December 23, 2020 order, in which she denied Complainant’s Motion to Compel READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Pennsylvania Democrats Propose New Bill for Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s License

    Pennsylvania Democrats have proposed House Bill 279, which would amend state law to grant a driver’s license without a Social Security number, enabling undocumented immigrants to receive a learner’s permit or a driver’s license, by using just their taxpayer identification number and some additional documents. The Bill was introduced by Democratic Representatives Danilo Burgos and Christopher M. Rabb, Joseph C. Hohenstein, Sara Innamorato, and Republican Representatives Christopher READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Children Deported to Haiti; Central American Asylum Agreement Suspended; Witnesses Fearing Retribution Now Eligible for Asylum

    Several Immigrant, Including Children, Deported to Haiti Despite the Biden administration’s announcement of a policy that would focus its deportation efforts on terrorists, violent criminals, and other high-priority cases, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) recently deported many immigrants, including several children and infants, to Haiti. The Biden administration suspended deportation flights to Haiti last week, but ICE reinstated the flights this past Monday, causing READ MORE READ MORE

  4. James McHenry, Trump Appointed Head of Immigration Courts, Replaced by Jean King

    James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), who took office during the Trump administration, has stepped down from his role effective January 31, 2021. This move comes as the Biden administration replaces top government officials. The EOIR, a sub-agency of the United States Department of Justice, primarily conducts removal proceedings of noncitizens and adjudicates appeals arising from such removal proceedings. James McHenry’s Background READ MORE READ MORE

  5. EB-5 Investor Program’s Fate to Be Decided by June 2021

    The coveted EB-5 program is reaching its time of testing when Congress will decide whether to renew it or not. The EB-5 investor immigration program, created in 1990, has a sunset provision that could lead to its expiration by June 30, 2021. This has not caused much concern, as Congress can automatically renew certain programs, including the EB-5 program, by passing the omnibus bill to approve a READ MORE READ MORE