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Concern Increases for Effect of Proclamation on EADs

AILA National has issued a Practice Alert with concerns regarding the language in the President’s June 22nd Proclamation and what it could mean for individuals in removal proceedings and other’s who have been charged with crimes.

USCIS Extends Time to Respond to Certain Requests

On July 1, 2020, USCIS issued a new new notice, adding to the notice issued May 1st, extending the period of time individuals can respond to certain requests. https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-extends-flexibility-responding-agency-requests-0

USCIS to Furlough 13,000 Employees

Buzzfeed News reports USCIS will furlough more than 13,000 employees if Congress does not step in to provide funds. This could have a significant impact on the complete immigration system. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/immigration-system-budget-cuts?utm_source=AILA%2BMailing&utm_campaign=24d8e0ad56-AILA8-07-01-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3c0e619096-24d8e0ad56-287713845

District Court Vacates Third-Country Transit Ban, Effective Immediately

The judge stated that the government did not comply with the APA’s notice-and-comment requirements because neither the “good cause” nor the “foreign affairs function” exceptions are satisfied, thus granting the advocates’ motions for summary judgment and vacating the rule. (CAIR Coalition et al., v. Trump et al., 6/30/20)

USCIS Final Rule on Employment Authorization for Asylum Applicants

USCIS final rule making multiple changes to the regulations governing asylum applications and eligibility for employment authorization based on a pending asylum application. The rule is effective 8/25/20. The final rule implements the proposed rule published at 84 FR 62374 on 11/14/19, with some amendments based on public comments received. A summary of changes made […]

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