Tag: DHS

  1. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Major Shake-Ups in U.S. Asylum Law; Congress Weighs Adding Business Visas

    U.S. to Change Asylum Procedures, Also Admit 100,000 Refugees from Ukraine This week, the Biden Administration issued a new rule that will allow for asylum officers at the U.S.-Mexico border to adjudicate claims for protection from removal made by immigrants who fear persecution in their home country. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) explained that this rule was part of an effort to shorten the time between a READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Major Shake-Ups in U.S. Asylum Law; Congress Weighs Adding Business Visas

    U.S. to Change Asylum Procedures, Also Admit 100,000 Refugees from Ukraine This week, the Biden Administration issued a new rule that will allow for asylum officers at the U.S.-Mexico border to adjudicate claims for protection from removal made by immigrants who fear persecution in their home country. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) explained that this rule was part of an effort to shorten the time between a READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Pentagon Reports Security Concerns Over Afghan Refugees

    A recent Pentagon Inspector General report uncovered serious security concerns associated with some of the Afghans who entered the United States following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country late last summer. Despite significant efforts by U.S. intelligence agencies to vet the Afghan evacuees, interagency communication breakdowns allowed otherwise inadmissible persons to enter the United States. Evacuation of Afghanistan In the final days of the war in READ MORE READ MORE

  4. Russian Invasion of Ukraine Sparks Expansion of Government Protections for Ukrainians

    Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, world leaders swiftly enacted policies to support Ukraine and sanction Russia. State and federal officials in the United States recently echoed this sentiment, offering support to displaced Ukrainians. Pennsylvania Governor Vows Ongoing Support for Ukraine Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced his ongoing support for Ukraine and vowed he would take action as Governor to support the country. His READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Ukraine Added to TPS List; New Jerseyans Offer Support for People Fleeing Ukraine; “Fake Heiress” Joins Suit Against ICE for Failure to Provide COVID-19 Booster

    Designation of Ukraine to Temporary Protected Status On March 3, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that in light of “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence,” Ukraine would be added to the list of countries for which citizens may be granted Temporary Protected Status in the United States. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that