Proposed resolution at the United Nations on Immigrants was rejected only by the United States.

November 19, 2018

The resolution on refugees and the work of the United Nations (UN) Agency for these matters UNHCR, was rejected only by the US, considering that it was going against the policies of the current Government of President Trump. Kelley Currie, North American diplomat, justified her vote – explaining that global approaches to immigration are incompatible with the interests of US sovereignty and criticized the inclusion of a paragraph on the importance of limiting the detention of asylum seekers. Likewise, according to the Diplomat, it will continue to detain and prosecute all those who enter the United States illegally in line with the North American laws of immigration and the international interests of the United States. It is important to say that the text of that resolution is not binding on the signatory countries and must be voted on by the complete UN.

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Change in the Asylum Policy.

November 12, 2018

The President of the United States today signed a proclamation that will prohibit immigrants who cross the United States illegally through the South border from being granted asylum. What does the Immigration and Nationality Law say regarding Asylum across its borders? It says that anyone arriving in the US, whether or not through a designated port, can apply for Asylum if they have a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, belonging to a particular social group or political opinion. But what is the purpose of this measure? The purpose is to limit the number of asylum seekers, since the president and his advisers describe this benefit as a legal Laguna. The Administration will require immigrants to apply for Asylum at legal entry points, and will prevent them from applying for this benefit if they are caught crossing the border illegally.

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DACA is still valid!!!!

November 12, 2018

Yesterday, Thursday, the Ninth Court of Appeal through a Judicial ruling determined that the Federal Administration can not cancel the DACA Deferred Action Program for young people who arrived in the US in childhood. What does this mean? This means that the 700,000 young people that this Program protects from deportation, can continue in the country, after the President announced its cancellation in September 2017, which resulted in several Federal Courts blocking their decision and ordering the renewal of protection for young beneficiaries until the appeals are resolved. It is also important to say that the legality of the DACA Program has not been discussed, but rather the way the Government canceled it; It is also necessary that our legislators focus on designing laws that help these young people realize their dreams in this great country that requires them For more information regarding this topic and another one of Migratory interest visit our website jesusreyeslaw.com

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New guidelines on deportations in the US come into force on October 1st

October 10, 2018

To understand these changes it is important to clarify – what is a Notice of Appearance (NTA)? The NTA is a notification document to a legal immigrant or in process of legality that the Government has determined is “deportable”. With this document, you are informed that you must attend an Immigration Court for the corresponding hearing before a Judge of Immigration. These Notices of Appearance are issued in immigration applications denied by immigration officers. The notices range from applications of immigratoin status adjustments (form I-485), Permanent Residency Registry, as well as immigration extension, change of non-immigrant status (form I-539) etc. Notices of Appearance will not be issued with respect to requests based on employment and humanitarian requests at the moment. The Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will prioritize cases of persons with criminal records, fraud or false National security concerns or when an applicant abuses any program related to the acquisition of Public benefits. USCIS could refer cases of serious criminal activity to the ICE agency, before the adjudication of a petition for an immigration benefit pending before the USCIS without issuing a notification of NTA appearance.

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Immigration Judges can no longer use their discretion to terminate a deportation case

September 24, 2018

The Immigration Judges see their legal and independent powers diminish as of this week to make decisions on the cases of immigrants who submit deportation orders; that is, the Department of Justice is taking all possible measures to limit how people can present their cases that are under deportation process, as well as, limit the power of decision judges have in eliminating such cases –  for example, the ability, that up to recent date, they had to administratively close a deportation case if there were legal alternatives so that an undocumented immigrant could stay in the US,  if he met the usual requirements, such as having been in the country for years, lacking a criminal record, paying taxes and not constituting a threat to national security. In those cases, the Judges proceeded to the cancellation of deportation today. Unfortunately, starting this week, this will not be the same,  except if the Government was wrong in the case of the immigrant or if the immigrant qualifies to be a citizen.

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The Latest Changes in Immigration

September 24, 2018

How we are affected by the new changes introduced by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) as of September 11 of this year. First, it should be noted that the US Immigration Agency USCIS decided that it will deny, as of September 11, any application it receives from immigrants, unless all the requirements strictly apply to the case presented to the immigration agency, except for the Dreamers in their renewal DACA applications, asylum and NACARA. This means that the Immigration Agency will not give opportunity or collaborate so that the immigrant can bring evidence about his case if they are missing, if his request is incomplete, if he has an error and requested to correct it or provided a non-translated document and needs to translate it etc., as was done before September 11 of this year. In other words, the request will not be returned for correction and updating but will be denied immediately. It is important to emphasize that this decision will not affect all immigrants, since these decisions are not retroactive. This is to say that it will not harm those who have submitted their applications before September 11 of the current year. It is also a benefit to point out that all these changes will affect both undocumented people, as those who have documents because the latter can apply by right to Citizenship, to the renewal of their residence, or to a travel permit, etc. –  those applications may also be denied the application in accordance with the rules recently established this week that are finalized by the Immigration Agency. All this would bring a great loss of time and money, since generally if someone who is denied the case can apply again, but paying the costs for the services that the Immigration Agency imposes for the requests that are presented as appropriate. That is why it is necessary that no single document is missing, the applications must be reviewed well, all fees paid to Immigration, translations reviewed, and finally, seek good legal advice.

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If you recently received a green card , you may have to return it.

August 9, 2018

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service noted that a group of residence cards printed between February and April of this year have the wrong start dates; therefore, the Immigration Agency will begin notifying this week more than 8,543 affected people or their respective lawyers to return them in a prepaid envelope within 20 days. According to the agency, the affected were the husbands (a) of US citizens who applied for residency under petition I-751. USCIS also reported that the immigration status of any applicant will not suffer consequences for this technical error, and that they will receive their new cards within 15 days after the defective ones were returned. Those who are in the process of traveling outside the United States must extend their plans until they have received the new documentation; however, if the affected person “urges” travel while waiting for the replacement card, they can contact the USCIS Immigration Agency at 800-375-5283 to determine if they need additional testing.

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Judge John Dates of the District of Columbia ordered to keep the benefits of the DACA Deferred Action Program.

August 9, 2018

On April 24, Judge John D. determined that the Federal Government’s decision to end DACA was illegal, which is in fact the third Judge to rule in favor of this Program. Alongside this determination,  also gave a deadline 90 days for the Federal Administration to explain the reasons why it definitely wants to cancel it, otherwise it will be restored to people who have never applied to the Program before. We invite all young people who are about to have their work permit expire and who have not renewed DACA to do so as soon as possible, and those who had never requested it to prepare the documentation according to the regulations in effect from the 15th. of August 2012, so that when the time comes and the Court decides to allow them to apply for the protection, do so immediately.

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Hondurans have 18 months to regularize their status or leave the country

August 9, 2018

The Department of National Security of the United States indicated that the conditions for which the Protection Shelter TPC was granted, which protects more than 56,000 Hondurans after the scourge of Hurricane Mitch, no longer exist and that the conditions since 1999 have already improved , therefore, the TPC must end. It is widely known that the TPC given to depth was granted in January 1999 during the Government of former President Bill Clinton, as a humanitarian response to the passing of Hurricane Mitch, now the beneficiaries of the Temporary Protection status will have until January 2020 to leave the United States or regularize their immigration status through other legal channels. Hondurans whose work permits expire on July 5 should process their application again, however, it is recommended to wait because new regulations will come.

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The Immigration Agency changed the method of delivery of documents to Immigrants through the United States Postal Service

August 9, 2018

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service:  USCIS announced this Friday that it will gradually begin using the restricted delivery service, meaning, it will be necessary for someone to sign the delivery receipt for the official documents that the Immigration Agency makes through the Postal Service to immigrants such as Permanent Residence, Employment Authorization Card, Social Security among others. At the time of delivery, the applicant must present an identification, and if the applicant is not at home for work reasons, for example, he has the option of designating a representative to sign his name by completing form PS3801-A of the Postal Service, or the permanent delivery order form (PDF) Those interested in receiving your documentation can sign up for the USPS Informed Delivery to receive delivery status notifications. Another option is that by filling out the form, you can request that it be taken to a post office at a convenient date and time assigned on the USPS website and selected “Hold to Pick Up”. The restricted delivery of confirmation increases the security, integrity and efficiency of document delivery, says the statement Information on how to track document delivery safely is available on the USCIS website: https: //www.uscis.gov/ It is important to note that this method of sending will begin as of April 30, and in its first phase will affect the documents that need to be forwarded because they have been returned or not delivered. In addition, according to the USCIS statement, applicants who have changed their mailing addresses during the application process are more likely to send their documents with the new secure shipping mode.

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