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Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

USCIS Response to Preliminary Injunction of Fee Rule

Following the nationwide preliminary injunction which stopped the new USCIS fee schedule from taking effect on Friday, USCIS responded in kind, claiming they are severely underfunded and this move would hurt the agency.   Copied from USCIS:   Release Date 09/30/2020 WASHINGTON-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director of Policy Joseph Edlow issued the following[…]

Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

“Public Charge” Rule ENJOINED Nationwide

Friday afternoon saw the judicial hammer dropped, as the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a nationwide preliminary injuction against the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed “Public Charge” rule, which was set to take effect in mere days. A much welcome victory on the immigration front, the decision saw[…]

Federal District Judge Issues Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Blocking Implementation of USCIS Unlawful Presence Memo for Fs, Js, and Ms

On Friday a Federal Judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining USCIS from implementing its August 2018 Unlawful Presence Memo affecting F, J, and M students and exchange visitors. The memo implemented a policy where F, J, and M nonimmigrants, and their dependents, would begin to accrue unlawful presence from the moment they violated the[…]