The immigration agency, USCIS, is broke and has requested an emergency $ 1.2 billion infusion from Congress. The agency is funded almost entirely by user fees, rather than congressional appropriations but mismanagement of finances is forcing USCIS to seek a bailout with taxpayers money. The lack of funds will force USCIS to furlough three-quarters of…

Issued on: June 22, 2020 The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods.  Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain public health measures necessary to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  The overall unemployment…

On Friday , June 19, 2020 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued a statement that the Supreme Court decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “has no basis in law and merely delays the President’s lawful ability to end the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals amnesty…

A day after a supreme rebuke at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Trump administration announced that it would be submitting “enhanced papers shortly” to address the failure to offer adequate reasons for ending the DACA program. In yesterday’s ruling the Supreme Court indicated that DHS has the authority to rescind the DACA program but must…

The American public in the latest CBS News Poll overwhelmingly favors letting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients stay in the U.S. Support for DACA by the American public extends across party lines and demographic groups. The U.S. Supreme Court, which announces its opinions in most cases before adjourning for the summer at the…

DHS announced on June 16, 2020 that non-essential travel between Canada and Mexico will continue to be restricted until further notice.

The Supreme Court in a 5 to 4 decision written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday morning (June 18, 2020) rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to disconnect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision is a reprieve for nearly 650,000 DACA recipients who have enjoyed protection from deportation and…

About 15,000 Homeland Security Department employees will receive reduction-in-force notices this week. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will send reduction-in-force (RIF) notices to about three-quarters of its employees starting on or around June 19.  USCIS is expected to extend the furloughs in 30-day increments until it either receives an appropriation from Congress or it can…

The U.S. Supreme Court (#SCOTUS) will issue decisions on Monday ( 06-15-20) and Thursday ( 06-18-20) next week at 10:00 AM/EST. A ruling on DACA is expected either day!

Beginning June 11, 2020, the Houston Asylum Office will resume face-to-face services only for applicants who are scheduled for interview.