Alerts: policies, announcements, and partner resources, posted regularly. For a monthly archive of Alerts, go to the practice alerts section of the library.

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Automatic Extension of TPS and Related Documentation for Beneficiaries from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal

  • By: DHS
  • Date: 11/17/22

On Nov. 16, 2022, DHS published a Federal Register Notice, or FRN, automatically extending Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for eligible nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal for an additional 18 months.

Immigration Prosecutions by the Numbers

  • By: National Immigration Project
  • Date: 11/15/22

This fact sheet breaks down four essential facts about Sections 1325 and1326, the laws used to criminally prosecute people for entering and reentering the United States without permission, and addresses how they are used today.

USCIS Form and Policy Updates Remove Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 10/19/22

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced updated policy guidance to clarify and conform with the revision of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

Implementation of a Parole Process for Venezuelans

  • By: DHS, Federal Register
  • Date: 10/19/22

"This notice describes a new effort designed to immediately address the increasing number of encounters of Venezuelan nationals along the southwest border (SWB), as the Administration continues to implement its broader, multi-pronged and regional strategy to address the challenges posed by irregular migration."

Over 63,000 DHS Cases Thrown Out of Immigration Court

  • By: TRAC
  • Date: 10/17/22

As of the end of September 2022, Immigration Court judges dismissed a total of 63,586 cases because Department of Homeland Security officials, chiefly Border Patrol agents, are not filing the actual “Notice to Appear” (NTA) with the Immigration Court. Without a filed NTA, the Court has no jurisdiction to hear the case.

DHS New Policy for Venezuelans

  • By: Department of Homeland Security
  • Date: 10/13/22

To be eligible, Venezuelans must:

- have a supporter in the United States who will provide financial and other support;
- pass rigorous biometric and biographic national security and public safety screening and vetting; and
- complete vaccinations and other public health requirements.

Venezuelans are ineligible if they:

- have been ordered removed from the United States in the previous five years;
- have crossed without authorization between ports of entry after the date of announcement;
- have irregularly entered Mexico or Panama after the date of announcement, or are a permanent resident or dual national of any country other than Venezuela, or currently hold refugee status in any country; or
- have not completed vaccinations and other public health requirements.

Surviving Deterrence: How U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Normalize Gender-Based Violence

  • By: The Tahirih Justice Center
  • Date: 10/12/22

Drawing on interviews and surveys of social and legal service providers working at the US southern border, this report documents how migrants and asylum seekers experience gender-based harm in two different but related ways as a consequence of seeking safe haven in the US. 

Surviving Deterrence: How U.S. Asylum Deterrence Policies Normalize Gender-Based Violence

  • By: Tahirih and Oxfam America
  • Date: 10/11/22

Drawing on interviews and surveys of social and legal service providers working at the US southern border, this report documents how migrants and asylum seekers experience gender-based harm in two different but related ways as a consequence of seeking safe haven in the US. This report focuses on the experiences of women, girls, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) individuals.

Webinar Handouts: Limited Representation

  • By: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Date: 10/04/22

Handouts for the October 4, 2022 IAN webinar are linked below and the presentation is attached:

New Rule on Representation (Federal Register)

Draft Form EOIR-60 for limited representation before the BIA

Draft Form EOIR-61 for limited representation before the IJ

Draft Form EOIR-60 (Limited Appearance before the BIA)

  • By: EOIR
  • Date: 10/04/22

Draft Notice of Entry of Limited Appearance for Document Assistance Before the Board of Immigration Appeals

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