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USCIS Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 08/20/19

"Certain foreign nationals may be paroled into the United States under INA 212(d)(5) for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. USCIS has discretion to grant these foreign nationals employment authorization. Applicants are not entitled to employment authorization. USCIS determines whether to grant discretionary employment authorization on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all factors and considering the totality of the circumstances of each individual case."

Public Charge Resource Page

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Date: 08/19/19

The ILRC summarizes and explains the public charge rules, timelines, and considerations. The resource page includes key points for public messaging. 

Practice Advisory: Requests for Arrest Reports in Immigration Matters

  • By: Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
  • Date: 08/16/19

USCIS and immigration judges are increasingly requesting that non-citizens submit arrest reports in their immigration cases, and are increasingly using the contents of these reports to deny applications. This practice advisory helps practitioners evaluate the potential consequences of  arrest reports; and, options for arguing against their consideration in immigration matters. To access this practice advisory, please complete this webform and help with CLINIC tracking.

EOIR Status Docket Memo

  • By: Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • Date: 08/16/19

Guidance for immigration court personnel on what types of cases can be put on the status docket. 

Central American Immigrants in the U.S.

  • By: Migration Policy Institute
  • Date: 08/15/19

Context, data, and trends for Central American migrants to the U.S. 

In Spanish

Without Action, More DACA Recipients Than Ever Before Could See Their DACA Expire in October

  • By: Center for American Progress
  • Date: 08/15/19

Data and trends on DACA holders, rates of renewal, and more. 

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (state public charge litigation)

  • By: Multiple states
  • Date: 08/14/19

Washington, Virginia, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island filed a complaint charging the new public charge rules are contrary to congressional intent, agency interpretation that has prevailed for nearly 70 years, and two 1996 federal statutes. The case is filed in the US District Court, Eastern District of Washington at Richland.

USCIS Announcement and Overview of Public Charge Rule

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 08/13/19

This final rule amends DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on his or her likelihood of becoming a public charge. DHS has revised the definition of “public charge” to incorporate consideration of more kinds of public benefits received. USCIS will apply the public charge inadmissibility final rule only to applications and petitions postmarked (or, if applicable, submitted electronically) on or after the effective date, October 15, 2019.

USCIS Public Charge Overview and Q&A

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 08/13/19

Questions and Answers on the new public charge rule. 

Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

  • By: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Date: 08/12/19

This final rule amends DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on his or her likelihood of becoming a public charge in the future. This final rule supersedes the 1999 Interim Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds and goes into effect at midnight Eastern, Oct. 15th. USCIS will apply the public charge inadmissibility final rule only to applications and petitions postmarked (or, if applicable, submitted electronically) on or after the effective date.

Link to the Federal Register below or download here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2019-17142.pdf 

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