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Visa Bulletin - November 2018

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. November 2018.

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Visa Bulletin - October 2018

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. October 2018.

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Visa Bulletin - September 2018

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. September 2018.

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Visa Bulletin - August 2018

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. August 2018.

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REUNITE, a Tool to Find Missing Loved Ones in U.S. Immigration Detention

Freedom for Immigrants, a U.S.-based nonprofit, has created this tool, REUNITE, to assist in locating adults or children who have been disappeared into the U.S. immigration detention system.This includes people who are being held in U.S. immigration detention, in criminal custody, or in Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters. Parents, family members, attorneys, and advocates may fill out this form to locate loved ones or clients who have been separated from their families.

By filling out this form, you will be sharing your information with Freedom for Immigrants and partnering organizations.

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USCIS Updates Notice to Appear Policy Guidance to Support DHS Enforcement Priorities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued updated guidance (PDF, 139 KB) today that aligns its policy for issuing Form I-862, Notice to Appear, with the immigration enforcement priorities of the Department of Homeland Security.

A Notice to Appear (NTA) is a document given to an alien that instructs them to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date. The issuance of an NTA commences removal proceedings against the alien. Under the new guidance, USCIS officers will now issue an NTA for a wider range of cases where the individual is removable and there is evidence of fraud, criminal activity, or where an applicant is denied an immigration benefit and is unlawfully present in the United States.

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Here Is the Latest on President Trump’s Family Separation Policy

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday in response to public outcry about family separation – a horrific policy that has led to the forced separation of over 2,000 minor children from their parents. Though the order discusses an end to the callous form of family separation that has captured the nation’s attention in recent weeks, it does not end all forms of family separation and will ramp up family detention, an insidious alternative.

By Thursday, much has remained unclear about how the order will be implemented. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), for example, have offered conflicting statements regarding whether parents arriving with their children will continue to be prosecuted under Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy.

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DACA FAQs Updated

Recent government announcements and court cases on DACA have created confusion around who can apply, when they can apply, and how they can apply for DACA. To mitigate this confusion, here is an informational FAQ for your reference.

Please note that DACA lawsuits are still pending in the courts, and information is changing. Although in April 2018 a federal judge opened the possibility of USCIS accepting DACA initial requests, it is not yet official. As of May 2018, only DACA renewals are being accepted by USCIS (from anyone who ever had an approved DACA request).

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Visa Bulletin - July 2018

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. July 2018.

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Visa Bulletin - June 2018

The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates which govern visa availability in the numerically limited visa categories and other immigrant visa related information. June 2018.

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