2nd October 2017
MSI's Michigan law member Kerr Russell has published its fall edition of Kerr Russell's Immigration Insider, which includes topical articles and latest information with regards to immigration matters written by Kerr Russell's immigration lawyers.
The Fall 2017 edition Kerr Russell’s Immigration Insider includes the following news articles:
Expansion of In-Person Interviews for Adjustment of Status Applications
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service recently announced that it will expand the requirement of an in-person interview for additional categories of adjustment of status applicants (I-485 / green card).
Attorney Representation at the U.S. – Canada Border
While there has never been a right to attorney representation at a U.S. Port of Entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has historically extended this privilege to members of the bar. We have unfortunately received notification that effective October 1st, 2017 a nationwide policy will be in effect enforcing existing regulations.
Denial of Advanced Parole Due to International Travel
We have received reports that USCIS is now denying Advance Parole applications if an applicant has traveled internationally after submission of the application, but before its approval. Advance Parole is permission given for an adjustment of status applicant to travel while his/her green card process is pending.
President Trump Rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On September 5, Attorney General Sessions announced that the Administration was ending the DACA program. Established in 2012 by President Obama, DACA allowed certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to remain in the U.S. and obtain employment authorization. DACA was announced by President Obama after Congress for years failed to pass a legislative measure to address the issue.
View Kerr Russell’s Immigration Insider (Fall 2017) (Download pdf)
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