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@AILANational Know Your Rights Flyer for Green Card Holders

@AILANational Know Your Rights Flyer for Green Card Holders

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the national association of over 15,000 immigration lawyers and practitioners, who represent families seeking permanent residence for their close family members; U.S. businesses seeking global talent; foreign students, entertainers, artists, and athletes; as well as asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis, has released a Know-Your-Rights Flyer for Green Card holders detained at a port of entry.

FAQs on USCIS Implementation of New Policy on Notices to Appear (NTA)

FAQs on USCIS Implementation of New Policy on Notices to Appear (NTA)

Beginning October 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing the June 28 Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens Policy Memorandum (PM) (PDF, 140 KB), which affects green card applicants applying for permanent residency and individuals who are applying to change or extend their nonimmigrant visa status. Read our FAQs here.

AILA Video: Trump administration Public Charge rule could result in green card denials

AILA Video: Trump administration Public Charge rule could result in green card denials

REVISED: October 1, 2018

On September 22, 2018, the Trump administration announced the upcoming publication of a proposed rule that if implemented as written, would prevent immigrants from securing lawful permanent residence and remaining with their families in the United States, simply because at any time in the past, they (or their dependents) received some type of basic health care support, nutrition assistance, or other vital services.

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.

What's new on the July 2018 Visa Bulletin?

What's new on the July 2018 Visa Bulletin?

The Department of State (DOS) posted the Visa Bulletin for July 2018. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing applications, the bulletin also includes notes on the diversity visa cut-offs, Special Immigrant translator visa availability, and retrogression of July employment-based final action dates.