Remain in Mexico Policy Ends

The Department of Homeland Security on August 8 that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, hours after a judge lifted an order in effect since December that it be reinstated. When the policy...

Unlawful Presence Bars

In a major development on June 24, 2022, USCIS announced changes to the agency’s interpretation of the 3-year and 10-year unlawful presence bars under INA § 2129(a)(9)(B). This change is basically the result of the pending class action Velasco v. USCIS which questions...

Prosecutorial Discretion

The Biden administration over the last year and a half has been working to lighten the immigration court load to prioritize resources. This is like a policy that the Obama administration also pursued. The primary difference being that when the Obama administration...