ICE Announces Case Review Process

ICE announces the creation of case review process for those who believe their case was not properly considered under the current enforcement priorities. Details about the current enforcement priorities are shown below. Individuals requesting a detention case review should contact their local ERO field office for initial consideration. Upon request, cases will be further reviewed by a Senior...

Current Immigration Enforcement and Removal Priorities as of 02/18/2021

ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson has issued a memo outlining the current enforcement priorities. It will remain in effect until DHS issues new enforcement guidelines, which the memo states will happen within 90 days. Current enforcement priorities marks a a significant shift from the deportation and arrest policies of the Trump administration which rendered almost all undocumented immigrants...

Summary of the “Biden Immigration Bill” for Individuals without Lawful Status Part 1

The U.S. Citizenship Act, also commonly known as the “Biden Immigration Bill”, states as its purpose, “to provide an earned path to citizenship, to address the root causes of migration and responsibly manage the southern border, and to reform the immigrant visa system, and for other purposes.” For the the 11 million undocumented community members, the good news is that this earned path...

Políticas Favorables a los Inmigrantes en el Horizonte, los Dreamers Serán los Primeros en Beneficiarse

La Administración de Biden ha anunciado un amplio proyecto de ley de reforma migratoria titulado "Ley de Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos de 2021." Proporciona una vía acelerada para la obtención de la ciudadanía a quienes se encuentren en Estados Unidos sin estatus legal a partir del 1 de enero de 2021. Este grupo de personas representa más de 10.5 millones. Inicialmente, podrían obtener...

CIS Ombudsman Provides Case Assistance on Receipt Delays, Biometrics Appointment, EAD delays

The CIS Ombudsman has issued an update regarding its services for case assistance. Receipt Delays If more than 90 days have passed since you filed a petition/application with USCIS, you may submit a request for case assistance with the CIS Ombudsman, and our office will reach out to USCIS to resolve your issue. If less than 90 days have passed since you filed a petition/application with USCIS,...

DACA is Here to Stay

Many Dreamers failed to renew DACA due to fear of the previous administration even when they clearly qualified under the law. Efforts by Trump in targeting DACA are troubling in the past 4 years. The Trump Administration tried to restrict and completely dismantle DACA. It reduced the length of DACA to one year, took away the option to travel overseas in DACA, and restricted DACA to only those...