Comment: Asylum and Immigration Court Backlogs
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including
an article on the dismal situation of asylum and immigration courts. Also find and article on the shrinking share of refugees accepted by the US, and a GAO report on actions needed to improve DHS management of short-term holding facilities.
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Article: How the Asylum and Immigration Court Backlogs Reached an All-Time High. By Tory Johnson
Article: America Accepts a Tiny and Shrinking Share of Refugees, Displaced. By David Bier
Article: H-3 Visas - Quick Overview. By Dino Palangic et. al.
Bloggings by Greg Siskind : Department of Labor Seeking Feedback on Schedule A Mehta v. Kerry Dismissed by Judge
News: USCIS Updates Form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes
News: USCIS New Web Page on the H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase (Public Law 114-113)
News: GAO Report Finds Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen DHS Management of Short-Term Holding Facilities
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
June 1, 2016, 2 - 3pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a stakeholder teleconference to discuss the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program. Beginning June 8, 2016, USCIS will allow certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant of parole on a case-by-case basis, so that they may come to the United States as they wait for their immigrant visa to become available. During the session, USCIS officials will provide an overview of the program and answer stakeholder questions. For more information and registration instructions see here.
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