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Court Rules Grant of TPS is an Admission for Adjustment of Status Purposes

Exciting news came last week when a decision from a District Court held that a noncitizen’s grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) qualifies as “inspection and admission”into the United States. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), inspection and admission to the United States are requirements to be eligible to become a U.S. Lawful Permanent […]

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Policies Concerning the Exercise of Discretion by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Admission to the United States by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) On September 3, 2008, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency issued guidelines providing for the exercise of discretionary authority in the enforcement of immigration laws across the country. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance and direction in order to […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Custody Report Details

On an average work day, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took 1,509 individuals into custody, as reported in the latest available ICE data from November and December 2012. During the weekends, the volume of detained aliens decreased to an average of 471 people a day placed into ICE custody. Nearly 8,500 individuals were picked up […]

CBP Begins Implementation of Form I-94 Automation

On April 30, 2013, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) started implementing the automated version of Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record at air and sea Port of Entry and by the end of the week anticipate the inclusion of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (North Carolina), Orland International Airport (Florida), McCarran International Airport (Nevada), Chicago O’Hare […]

Grant of Advance Parole is not considered “Departure” Under 212(a)(9)(B)

Ortiz-Bouchet v. Attorney General (11th Circuit, April 23, 2013) Kelvin Ortiz-Bouchet and his wife, Edith Malpica-Zapata petitioned for a review of an order by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), stating that the Immigrant Judge’s (IJ) order or removal on the grounds that they were inadmissible at the time of their adjustment of status. First, the […]

Evidence of Nonimmigrant Status for Obtaining a Social Security Card

a.     Evidence for lawfully admitted nonimmigrants Each alien lawfully admitted as a nonimmigrant should have an unexpired immigration document and an unexpired foreign passport as evidence of his or her status. The data shown on the immigration document and foreign passport should agree. Compare pictures appearing on visas and passports against the applicant for in-person […]

CBP’s Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

CBP’s New Arrival/Departure Record Process for Foreign Visitors Foreign visitors arriving in the United States – only via air or sea – who need to prove their legal-visitor status – to employers, school/universities or government agencies – will be able to access their U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arrival/Departure record information online when CBP starts […]