• The Supreme Court Limits the Crimes That Can Lead to Near-Automatic Deportation
    June 14, 2021

    The Supreme Court issued a decision last Thursday in a criminal case that will have an immediate impact on immigration law. The new decision set a limit on the types of crime that can be considered an “aggravated felony” ground for deportation. In Borden v. United States, a divided Supreme Court held that only crimes […] The post The Supreme Court Limits the Crimes That Can Lead to Near-Automatic Deportation appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Collecting DNA From Asylum Seekers at the Border Raises Privacy Concerns
    June 10, 2021

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is collecting DNA from asylum seekers at the border, recent media reports confirm. This is the latest expansion of DNA collection as part of a program initiated under the Trump administration that targets nearly all immigrants in government custody. A growing number of noncitizens are being subjected to this invasive […] The post Collecting DNA From Asylum Seekers at the Border Raises Privacy Concerns appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • DHS Issues New Guidance for Government Attorneys in Immigration Court Proceedings
    June 9, 2021

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) issued a new memorandum on May 27 that provides guidance on how its attorneys can and should exercise prosecutorial discretion. In the memo, which was made public on Friday, the lead government attorney for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in immigration […] The post DHS Issues New Guidance for Government Attorneys in Immigration Court Proceedings appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Supreme Court Denies TPS Holders a Chance at Permanent Status
    June 8, 2021

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled this week in Sanchez v. Mayorkas that people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who entered the United States unlawfully are ineligible to obtain a green card in most cases. The decision has a devastating effect on thousands of long-time TPS holders who are now left without the […] The post Supreme Court Denies TPS Holders a Chance at Permanent Status appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New ‘Dedicated Docket’ Could Rush Asylum-Seeking Families Through Court
    June 3, 2021

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on May 28 the creation of a new “Dedicated Docket” in immigration court for the claims of asylum-seeking families. The goal of this new “rocket docket” is to complete most new cases within 300 days. A previous rocket docket implemented by the […] The post New ‘Dedicated Docket’ Could Rush Asylum-Seeking Families Through Court appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]