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Trump Issues Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens

Today Trump issued a memorandum making it mandatory for state and local agencies to sue I-864 sponsors for all means-tested benefits that are paid to adjustment of status applicants/beneficiaries. These means-tested benefits programs include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Previously, no agency anywhere across the U.S. sued[…]

White House Issues Presidential Memorandum on Combating High Nonimmigrant Overstay Rates

Today the White House issued a memo with the stated purpose of combating high nonimmigrant visa overstay rates. The memorandum gives broad authority to the Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Secretary of Homeland Security to identify countries with high rates of B-1/B-2 visa overstays and provide recommendations of actions to reduce overstays, including, but[…]

ICE issues guidance to dismiss removal cases with approved petitions

On August 20, 2010, John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a memorandum providing guidance on pending removal cases.  The hope is to reduce the huge backlog of cases with the Immigration courts.  In sum, if there is an approved or approvable petition that will make the respondent eligible for adjustment,[…]