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USCIS Extends TPS and ICE Extends F-1 Hardship EAD for Haitians

USCIS noticed that the Secretary of Homeland Security is extending the designation of Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from 7/23/14 through 1/22/16. Individuals who already have TPS, the re-registration period runs from 3/3/14 through 5/2/14. (79 FR 11808, 3/3/
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USCIS Approves L-1A Petition for U.S. Employer to Transfer Foreign Executive from Indian Subsidiary

Getson & Schatz recently aided a U.S.-based multi-national corporation with headquarters in New York in the transfer of one of its executives from its Indian subsidiary to the U.S. by obtaining an L-1A visa for this foreign executive. L visas, or intracompany transferee visas, are
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Court Finds New York Attempted Arson Is Not an Aggravated Felony

The Third Circuit vacated the BIA’s decision and remanded, finding that the absence of the federal jurisdictional element in the New York arson statute exempted it from the INA §101(a)(43)(E)(i) definition of an aggravated felony.
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Recommendation of TPS for Philippines

The Hill reported that last November, Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm ever recorded on land wrought horrific destruction across the central Philippines. With sustained winds of nearly 150 mph and waves higher than many of the buildings in the region, Haiyan caused hundreds of
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Report on Border Patrol Use of Deadly Force

The Los Angeles Times reported that Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent review of 67 cas
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Immigration in State of the Union Address

The American Immigration Council reported that President Barack Obama pressed the reset button and laid out his priorities for 2014—and, ultimately, the final leg of his presidency. During the State of the Union address, the President discussed the need to create jobs and greater oppo
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Deportation of Parents harms US Citizen Children

The Washington Post reported that twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his fat
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U Visa Cap Reached

The American Immigration Council reported that the federal government has already reached its limit on the number of U visas—a special category for crime victims—available for the 2014 fiscal year. After only two months, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials have
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New York City’s immigrants play an integral role in boosting the city’s economy and revitalizing neighborhoods.

A new report from the City of New York’s Department of City Planning, released December 18, highlights the characteristics and contributions of the city’s immigrant population. In particular, the report examines the growth and composition of various population groups, neighborhood set
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