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AILA Video and Response to New USCIS Guidance on Issuance of NTAs

AILA Video and Response to New USCIS Guidance on Issuance of NTAs

UPDATED JULY 30, 2018

On July 5, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance, dated June 28, 2018, regarding Notices to Appear (NTA). An NTA is a charging document that is issued to foreign nationals, placing them in removal proceedings and directing them to appear before an immigration judge. Immigration advocates fear that this will new policy will make immigrants more vulnerable and have a chilling effect on communities of color.

New USCIS Policy on Notice to Appear Makes Immigrants More Vulnerable

New USCIS Policy on Notice to Appear Makes Immigrants More Vulnerable

UPDATED JULY 30, 2018

On July 5, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance, dated June 28, 2018, regarding Notices to Appear (NTA). The issuance of an NTA commences removal proceedings against the alien. An NTA is a charging document that is issued to foreign nationals, placing them in removal proceedings and directing them to appear in immigration court before an immigration judge. Learn how this new policy may affect you.

Implications for immigrants after SCOTUS ruling on Sessions v. Dimaya

Implications for immigrants after SCOTUS ruling on Sessions v. Dimaya

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), held in a 5-4 opinion that the term "aggravated felony" in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as it relates to Section 16(b) of the federal criminal code, is "unconstitutionally void for vagueness" under the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause.

What is an immigration waiver? How does it help in green card applications?

What is an immigration waiver? How does it help in green card applications?

An immigration waiver or Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility is an application made by a green card applicant who is otherwise inadmissible on one or more grounds. The application "forgives" the person's inadmissibility and is submitted to the consular office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office or immigration court considering the applicant's green card or immigrant visa application.