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Five Mistakes that Could Get Your Student Visa Application Denied

The United States is the home to many of the world’s finest colleges and universities. In fact, U.S. News & World Report listed five California-based schools in the top 20 of its 2019 global rankings.  Securing admission to an American school is a significant achievement. Of course, for foreign students, acceptance is only one step…

An Overview of the New EB-5 Immigrant Investor Rules

The EB-5 immigrant investor program was created by Congress in 1990 to help facilitate additional investment in the United States — particularly into rural areas and high unemployment areas. Through the EB-5 program, immigrant investors may be eligible to obtain a green card for themselves and their immediate family members by making a substantial, job-supporting…

Attorney General William Barr Promotes Immigration Judges With High Rates of Denial in Asylum Claims

On August 23rd, 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that U.S. Attorney General William Barr is disproportionately promoting immigration judges with unusually high denial rates in asylum claims. This news comes at the same time that the Trump Administration is putting a number of additional barriers in front of asylum seekers — including putting some…

Trump Administration Set to End ‘Flores Settlement Agreement’, Wants to Detain Migrant Families Indefinitely

According to a report from ABC News, the Trump Administration is reportedly preparing to roll out a new plan that would allow for the indefinite, long-term detention of migrant families — including young children and infants.  Reports indicate that the Trump Administration will move to unilaterally terminate key provisions of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA).…

California Attorney General Promises to Fight Trump Administration’s New “Public Charge” Rule

According to reporting from The Hill, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is vowing to fight back against the Trump Administration’s new “public charge” rules. In a press release, Attorney General Becerra states that Trump Administration’s proposal is a “vile attack on lower income communities of color” and that the rule will “have devastating impacts on…

Trump Administration Puts Nearly 60,000 Immigration Cases on the “Fast Track” — Los Angeles is One of Ten Cities Included in the Pilot Program

According to reporting from PBS NewsHour, the Trump Administration has rolled out a new pilot program — putting more than 56,000 immigration cases on a “fast track”. Ten cities have been included within this pilot program, including Los Angeles.  While frustrating delays and lengthy backlogs have been a major problem in immigration courts, the Trump…

Senate Republicans Block Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans — Congress Will Go Into Recess Without Passing the Bill

On July 25th, 2019, the House of Representatives passed a TPS for Venezuelans by a margin of 272-158 — a rare bit of good news for immigrant rights in the Trump era. Unfortunately, the bill has now been stopped in its tracks. According to reporting from the Miami Herald, Senate Republicans have, at least for…

What to Do If You Received a Notice to Appear (NTA) Without a Date, Time, or Location

A Notice to Appear (NTA) is an official document that states that the United States government is initiating removal proceedings against an immigrant. If you received one, you will be instructed to appear in immigration court. However, shockingly, ICE has not always told people the date and time of their court date within their NTA. …

ProPublica Report: Asylum Seekers Who Followed Trump Administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Rule Now Being Denied Chance to Apply Because of New Trump Administration Rule

On July 22nd, 2019, ProPublica reported that thousands of vulnerable migrants are being denied a chance to apply for asylum in the United States — even though they have complied with all of the hurdles that the Trump Administration has put in from of them. Indeed, in many cases, these asylum seekers signed up for…

Proposed Trump Administration Asylum Rule Would Deny Protection to Most Central Americans

According to reporting from The New York Times, the Trump Administration is proposing a new rule that would bar most Central American migrants from applying for asylum protection in the United States. If allowed to go into effect, this immigration restriction would have a devastating impact on some of the most vulnerable people. Here, our…