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USCIS announcement of September 21, 2016 entitled “DOS Publishes Visa Bulletin for October 2016”

Published   on October 5, 2016

On September 21, 2016, USCIS issued a public announcement, included in the Appendix below, and reflected on USCIS’ webpage, Adjustment of Status Filing Charts from the Visa Bulletin. The announcement concerns adjustment of status applications

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Improving the Protection and Fair Treatment of Unaccompanied Children

Published   on September 20, 2016

The Way Forward: Fair and Humane Treatment of Unaccompanied Children September 2016 Authors: Jennifer Podkul and Megan McKenna; Contributors: Wendy Young, Cory Smith, and Lisa Frydman. Layout and design: Alexandra Pender. All children’s names have

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Update on October 2016 Visa Bulletin regarding status adjustment for certain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) clients

Published   on September 16, 2016

Effective October 1, 2016, adjustment of status applications on behalf of Special Immigrant Juveniles (“SIJs”) born in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras (hereinafter “Northern Triangle countries”) can be adjudicated if and only if the applicant

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Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes

Published   on August 11, 2016

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Update on August 2016 Visa Bulletin regarding status adjustment for certain Special Immigrant Juvenile clients

Published   on July 18, 2016

As discussed in previous KIND practice advisories, the Employment-Based Fourth Preference (“EB-4”) visa category, which encompasses Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJs), has become oversubscribed for applicants from certain countries. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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KIND Advisory on U.S. vs Texas

Published   on June 24, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court 4-4 vote in US v. Texas leaves in place national injunction against proposed DACA & DAPA programs. For more information on the effects, see KIND’s advisory below. Split Ruling in U.S. v.

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Update on July 2016 Visa Bulletin regarding status adjustment for certain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) clients

Published   on June 10, 2016

As previously announced, pursuant to the May 2016 Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at present not accepting adjustment of status applications (Form I-485) from Special Immigrant Juveniles

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Update to practice advisory on status adjustment for certain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status clients

Published   on May 23, 2016

Pursuant to the May 2016 Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is at present not accepting adjustment of status applications (Form I-485) from Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) born in

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Practice advisory on updated procedures for status adjustment filing for certain SIJS clients

Published   on April 19, 2016

On April 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published its Visa Bulletin for May 2016, indicating that the visa category for Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras is now

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CLE Materials: New Jersey Forum on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Published   on January 5, 2016

Rutgers School of Law – Newark, Newark, New Jersey January 8, 2016   Sample Letter-Brief in Support of Remand Post HSP – NJ – Lowenstein Sandler  Sample Motion for Remand Proposed Order Post HSP –

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