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The Holiday Season is the perfect occasion to say what I admire about you!

Not an update, but more of a virtual hug from me to you. Hey! It’s Josh here again. This year has definitely been a ride…In fact, I’d dare to say it’s probably been the most important year for immigration in recent history. Good news, bad news, mixed news…However, despite all of these changes, there’s one …

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What Does the Biden Presidency Meet for the Future of TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

On December 14th, 2020, the Electoral College officially affirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. With President-Elect Biden set to assume office in a little more than a month, large and swift shifts are expected on immigration policy. There are major implications for the future of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Here, our Los …

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United States Senate Passes the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020

On December 2nd, 2020, the United States Senate passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020. It represents the biggest legislative step yet in what has been a winding road for the proposed reform. If signed into law, the bill would eliminate national origin caps for employment visas, potentially reducing backlogs and wait times …

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My Visa Was Denied After Being Delayed in Administrative Processing—What Should I Do Now?

The visa application process can be slow. Many applicants run into frustrating and prolonged delays. Administrative processing has sometimes been referred to as a “black hole” for visa applicants. Essentially, the term “administrative processing” is government-speak for a temporary refusal pending a further investigation of the application. In this context, a refusal is not the …

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California Lawmakers: State Should Expand Health Coverage to Undocumented Immigrants

As reported by The Sacramento Bee, several top California legislators are pushing the state to expand health coverage to undocumented immigrants. They are actively seeking support from Governor Gavin Newsom. If passed into law, Assembly Bill 4 (AB 4) would give all low-income adults in California the right to enroll in Medi-Cal—regardless of their immigration …

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A Federal Judge Orders the Trump Administration to Fully Reinstate the DACA Program—What it Means for You

On December 4th, 2020, there was another major development in DACA litigation. A federal judge ordered the full reinstatement of the program. As reported by The New York Times, Judge Nicholas Garaufis vacated the Trump Administration’s July order preventing new applicants from applying for protection. Here, our DACA lawyer provides an overview of the federal …

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Los Angeles Times Sues Federal Government, Seeking Records on Abuse in ICE Detention Facilities

On December 1st, 2020, the Los Angeles Times confirmed that the organization has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in an effort to seek records and information from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) claim was filed after a recent investigative report revealed allegations …

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