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Under a Trump proposal, lawful immigrants might shun medical care (May 2018)

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A new proposal from the Trump Administration may lead to immigrants shying away from using government programs such as Medicare and food stamps. The proposed rule would put legal residents at risk of being passed over when applying for a green card because of their previous use of government benefits. Health advocates are concerned for the health of the immigrant…

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U.S. lost track of 1,500 immigrant children, but says it’s not ‘legally responsible’ (May 2018)

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The Office of Refugee Resettlement cannot account for 1,500 missing immigrant children. Adults who are caught illegally crossing into the United States are prosecuted for unlawful entry into the country. Prosecution occurs regardless of whether that adult is accompanied by a child when crossing the border. If the adult is prosecuted, the child is considered unaccompanied and is taken by…

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Canadians Who Smoke Legal Weed Could Be Banned from U.S. for Life (June 2018)

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A new Canadian law, to take effect on Oct. 17th, will legalize recreational marijuana across Canada. Canadians who smoke legal marijuana in Canada will face issues when trying to enter the United States. In future visa interviews between Canadian nationals and USCIS and CBP, expect more questions about whether a Canadian applicant has used marijuana. If the answer is yes,…

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ICE agents continue to make arrests outside NYC courthouses (May 2018)

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Last year, ICE Agents began the practice of detaining non-citizens at NYC courthouses. This year… These arrests have increased in frequency. As many as 25 non-citizens were detained at NYC courts, and three other attempted arrests. ICE Agents are appearing at all different courts, from family to criminal court. These arrests have spurred many protests by immigration  lawyers but their…

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Removing H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorization (May 2018)

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Immigrants holding H1-B visas may legally live and work in the United States for three years. After three years, they may renew their H1-B for another three years. Then H1-B holders may apply for green cards. The spouses of H1-B currently may apply for H-4 work authorization while his or her green card is pending. The Trump Administration has proposed…

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AP sources: U.S. to impose limits on some Chinese visas (May 2018)

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On June 11th, the Trump Administration’s plan to shorten the visas of Chinese citizens will take effect… U.S consular officers will have discretionary power to limit the length which visas of Chinese citizens are valid. This plan changes the general practice of issuing visas for their maximum length. Though specific details of the plan are not yet available, Chinese graduate…

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Neil A. Weinrib Featured in the Media Line (June 2018)

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Neil A. Weinrib, an immigration legal practitioner with over 30 years’ experience, contends that the damage done by the ruling “is largely in that it’s an endorsement of President Trump’s exercise of executive authority. The actual travel ban is more limited then appears at first glance based on the countries involved and categories of immigrants and non-immigrants whose entry is…

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So far, June Has Been A Runaway Train In Immigration! (June 2018)

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My head is literally spinning trying to keep up with the many unfortunate developments that have ensued in the past few weeks affecting U.S. immigration – so here we go: THE ADMINISTRATION IS NOT WILLING TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CURRENT “ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY” SEPARATING PARENTS FROM THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN! TAKE RESPONSIBILITY NOW! Despite the enormous outpouring of resistance to…

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