Immigration Newsletter

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Syria Redesignated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)


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WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from Oct. 1, 2016, through March 31, 2018. This allows eligible nationals of Syria (or persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) to register or re-register for TPS in accordance with the Federal Register notice published today.
Who is Eligible
Current TPS Status
When to File
Current TPS beneficiaries from Syria
Have TPS
To extend your TPS, you must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Aug. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2016.
Syrian nationals and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria, who have:
  • Continuously resided in the United States since Aug. 1, 2016, and
  • Been continuously physically present in the United States since Oct. 1, 2016.
Do not have TPS
To obtain TPS, you may apply for TPS during the 180-day initial registration period that runs from Aug. 1, 2016, through Jan. 30, 2017.

Individuals re-registering for TPS:

Current beneficiaries under Syria’s TPS designation seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from Aug. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2016. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible.
The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Eligible Syria TPS beneficiaries who re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of March 31, 2018. USCIS recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EADs until after their current work permits expire. Therefore, USCIS is automatically extending current TPS Syria EADs with a Sept. 30, 2016, expiration date for an additional six months. These existing EADs are now valid through March 31, 2017.
To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit:

Individuals applying for TPS for the first time:

For Syrian nationals (and persons having no nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) who do not currently have TPS, the TPS redesignation may allow them to apply for TPS if they have continuously resided in the United States since Aug. 1, 2016, and have been continuously physically present in the United States since Oct. 1, 2016. Applicants must meet all other TPS eligibility and filing requirements.
To apply for the first time, individuals must submit:
Individuals who still have a pending initial TPS application under Syria’s designation do not need to submit a new Form I-821. However, if they currently have a TPS-related EAD and want a new EAD, they should submit:
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Thursday, June 23, 2016


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/us/immigration-obama-supreme-court.html?emc=edit_tnt_20160623&nlid=52713556&tntemail0=y&_r=0










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President Obama signed his executive order on immigration aboard Air Force One in November 2014. On Thursday, the Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that he had overstepped his authority.CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The assertion of presidential power was remarkable in scale. With the flick of a pen just before Thanksgiving in 2014, President Obama ordered that nearly five million illegal immigrants be allowed to “come out of the shadows” and work legally in the United States.
Standing at the same lectern where he had announced the death of Osama bin Laden three years earlier, Mr. Obama insisted in a speech to the nation that his plan for immigrants was a fully legal response to a Republican-controlled Congress that had refused his plea for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.
But on Thursday, the Supreme Court disagreed. In a 4-to-4 decision, the justices let stand a lower court ruling that Mr. Obama had overstepped his authority. The decision freezes the president’s actions for the balance of his term, leaving the future of the program — and millions of undocumented workers — in limbo.
Click the link above to read the full article....
My personal view is that this was a very cowardly decision on the part of the US Supreme Court -- as evidenced by the fact that none of them wanted to sign it and so it was published as a one sentence Per Curiam opinion.


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Monday, May 2, 2016

Republican Immigration Rhetoric Leaves Growing Latino Population Feeling Disenfranchised : NPR

Republican Immigration Rhetoric Leaves Growing Latino Population Feeling Disenfranchised : NPR



I doubt this will surprise anyone,  still it is a good read.





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Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Join Diane Guerrero in Ending Deportations



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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Here is what the nearest USCIS Asylum office says it is working on:

Newark, NJ

                     Interviews are being scheduled for:         If your application was filed in:

                              November 2015        ------------------          June 2013
                              October 2015            ------------------          May ­ June 2013
                              September 2015        ------------------          May ­ June 2013






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