D&S Immigration Law Blog

Visa Bulletin for June 2019

The June 2019 Visa Bulletin was released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) on May 14, 2019. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing applications, the bulletin also includes notes about India EB-1 preference visa availability, EB-5 preference visa availability, and more. There is notable movement in the “dates of filing” for the family-based, second preference category for spouses and children of permanent residents (F2A). USCIS also released the June 2019 Adjustment of Status Filing Charts, which indicates whether to use the Dates for Filing chart or Final Action Dates chart to determine when you may...

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Damaging Bill Is a Bait-and-Switch on Immigration

Reposted from AILA Infonet (Doc. No. 19012237) WASHINGTON, DC - A bill slated for introduction in the Senate contains money to build President Trump's permanent border wall, but according to experts at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), it also includes many extreme provisions that go far beyond what the president laid out in his speech on Saturday. AILA President Anastasia Tonello noted, "Given the importance of border security and the unnecessary strain the shutdown is putting on the United States, we were hopeful an actual good faith proposal to reach a compromise on immigration and border security would be put forward....

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9th Circuit Upholds Lower Courts’ Injunction Against DACA Rollback

On November 8, 2018, the Ninth Circuit ruled on one of the country’s most contentious  issues, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In its decision in The Regents of the University of California, et. al. v. United States Department of Homeland Security, et.al.,  the court upheld a lower court’s preliminary injunction against a rollback of DACA. Judge Wardlaw, who wrote the opinion of the court, stated that the plaintiffs in the case were likely to succeed on their claim that the rescission of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious” and based on a "misconceived view of the law." Calling the power of the...

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