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Trump Extends Ban on Cert…

Trump Extends Ban on Certain Green Cards/Visas (June 22, 2020 Proclamation)

By Susan E. Hill On June 22, 2020 President Trump extended his previous ban (April 22, 2020) and also added in certain temporary visas. The ban is effective immediately until December 31, 2020, for the following categories: Green cards Only applies t… Read More
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Proposed USCIS Filing Fee…

Proposed USCIS Filing Fee Increases—Apply Before They Go Into Effect!

by Hill & Piibe, June 12, 2020 In November 2019, USCIS published a lengthy notice in the Federal Register about its intention to raise filing fees. As of the writing of this blog, it has not yet finalized the fee increases, and there is no antici… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News
The New Public Charge Rul…

The New Public Charge Rules

By Susan E. Hill On August 14, 2019 DHS published its final rule on “public charge,” increasing its scrutiny of the financial status of most people seeking lawful status from inside the U.S. Here is the important information: What is “public ch… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Criticizes The BIA For Failing To Exercise Thoughtfulness When Analyzing New Evidence In An Ethiopian Torture Case

Last Friday, the Ninth Circuit ruled on a case that gives good guidance on two potentially complex issues. In Agonafer v. Sessions, the Court first examined its jurisdiction to consider a late-filed Motion to Reopen a removal/deportation case for pur… Read More
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More Details on How Ice Will Target Immigrants for Arrest/Deportation

In a recent meeting with attorneys from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), ICE answered questions and clarified how it is interpreting President Trump’s new directives for increased immigration enforcement. Hill & Piibe’s ea… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Judges Sound Off In Two Cases, Highlighting The Debate Over Justice And The Future of Immigration Law And Policy

On Tuesday May 30, 2017 the Ninth Circuit published two decisions, wherein two judges on opposing sides of the spectrum weighed in with their opinions and comments to underscore different viewpoints of immigration policy. Habitual Drunkards, and How… Read More
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Drunk Driving (DUI) Has a Wide Effect in Immigration Laws

DUI’s are bad. And immigration law has little tolerance for them. The level of danger depends on the severity of the DUI conviction, the number of DUI convictions, and the immigrant’s status in the U.S. (documented or undocumented). DUI’s can b… Read More
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March 6th New Immigration Developments: A New Travel Ban, and H-1B Visa Processing Changes

New Travel Ban for 90 Days Targets Six Predominantly Muslim Countries Today President Trump revoked the earlier ban of January 2017 and signed a new travel ban against six predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News, Visas

Brief Summary of New Deportation Policies

We are preparing a newsletter with full coverage of all the new immigration policies since Trump took office last month. But until then, here is a short summary, with some explanation of how it can affect you/your family/your business. Most of the ne… Read More
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For Equestrians: How Trump's New Immigration Policies Can Immediately Affect Your Business

Given that many businesses in the equestrian industry employ foreign-born talent and labor to care for, train and compete their horses, there are questions about how President-Elect Trump’s immigration policies will affect these U.S. businesses. Si… Read More
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