IMMIGRATION BAN 2020 – UPDATE

Presidential Proclamation 10014 became effective on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET) and suspends the entry of certain individuals seeking admission to the United States as an immigrant. On June 22, 2020, the executive order was extended through December 31, 2020. It could subsequently be extended beyond this date. Proclamation 10014 suspends the…

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DISCRETION: THE LATEST ATTACK ON LEGAL IMMIGRATION

On July 15, 2020, USCIS released a Policy Alert (PA-2020-10) updating the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the application of discretion in benefits adjudications. The matter of discretion is not a new component of adjudicating immigration benefits. However, in the past it has been sparingly and liberally applied in the adjudication process. The proposed policy updates…

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