Citizenship Application Process Updated- Older Applicants Will Now Have To Appear For Fingerprinting

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Yesterday the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) eliminated the need to send passport sized photos when applying for citizenship.  Instead of sending photos, applicants will have their pictures taken when they go to an Application Support Center for fingerprinting. However, this change will impact applicants over the age of 75 who were excused from…

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TPS for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia Will Terminate on May 21, 2017

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According to Lexis Legal News Room, the Secretary of Homeland Security indicated that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Libera will terminate on May 21, 2017.  The original TPS designation for these countries occurred as a result of the ebola virus outbreak.  Inasmuch as that threat diminished, DHS will not renew…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

DHS to Resume Haitian Deportations

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Yesterday, the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security announced that DHS will re-institute deportation enforcement with respect to Haitian nationals.  Secretary Jeh Johnson indicated such deportations should be consistent with standard practice.  Said practice remains guided by the “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants” memorandum dated November 20, 2014.  That governing policy prioritizes the removal of…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

Matter of Guzman-Polanco: Crimes of Violence

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When it comes to immigration, the legal landscape is always changing.  Attorneys need to raise novel arguments and work zealously to protect their clients’ rights.  In doing so, advocates need to stay on top of new decisions that may then have an impact on their own clients’ cases.  One such case that may have an impact on…

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Author: Christy Turovskiy

DHS Improperly Grants 858 People Citizenship

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In a CNN report issued this morning, Department of Homeland Security revealed USCIS improperly granted over 858 people their citizenship.   Many of those improperly granted citizenship had final executable removal orders meaning the government should have deported these people.  Further, DHS failed to identify some naturalization applicants with criminal histories.  Finally, many applicants did…

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Author: Philip Eichorn