Immigration News

The American Immigration Council reported that earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Judulang v. Holder, overturning the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (Board or BIA) policy of restricting § 212(c) relief for many lawful permanent residents (LPRs) with old criminal convictions....

The Washington Post Reported that House Judiciary Committee members are putting the finishing touches on a proposal to help immigrants with advanced degrees in math and science secure the right to live and work permanently in the United States. The BRAIN Act would help highly...

The American Immigration Law Council reported that last week, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued new guidance addressing the “asylum clock.” The asylum clock calculates a mandatory 180-day waiting period before an asylum applicant can receive work authorization. Any delay caused...

Anti-immigrant activists like to pretend that immigrants are destined to be poor and to never successfully integrate into U.S. society. However, a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) concludes that, in reality, “immigrants are integrating into American life, learning English, and becoming...

The Financial Times reported that Michael Bloomberg, New York City mayor, joined with Rupert Murdoch and other business leaders on Thursday in calling for the Obama administration to overhaul US immigration policy and shift the discussion away from illegal immigrants and towards business. “Immigrants...

CNN reported that Alabama's immigration law is unconstitutional and aims to threaten "the most basic human needs," the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing. "The Constitution leaves no room for such a state immigration-enforcement scheme," the department said in a brief filed...

The American Immigration Council reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Principal Legal Advisor has directed all ICE attorneys to begin a systematic review of immigration cases to determine whether pursuing deportation in each case is consistent with the Administration’s enforcement priorities. This directive follows...

The New York Times reported that the Department of Homeland Security will begin a review on Thursday of all deportation cases before the immigration courts and start a nationwide training program for enforcement agents and prosecuting lawyers, with the goal of speeding deportations of convicted...