Tag: Refugees

  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. Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Labor Secretary Calls for Immigration Changes; New Jersey Impacted by War in Ukraine; European “Heiress” Ordered Deported

    U.S. Labor Secretary Laments Outdated Immigration System During an appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference this week in Austin, Texas, U.S. Labor Secretary Martin Walsh told audience members that the current U.S. immigration is hurting American employers and adding to the country’s workforce issues. At a conference panel discussion, Mr. Walsh stated that “the lack of action on immigration reform