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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: October 21, 2022 (Archive)

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Written October 20, 2022

This has been a busy week in immigration news, and thankfully some of it is positive. The United States government wants to fast-track applications for Afghan asylees who helped U.S. troops, a senior living facility explains why immigration is important to the country’s economy, and the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of four nonprofits who want the right to provide legal counsel to their immigrant detainee clients for free.

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Immigration Weekly News Roundup: September 30, 2022

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Updated October 9, 2022

The ever-changing immigration landscape can be difficult to navigate. As we enter the final months of 2022, there’s some good news. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule that will make it easier for people with limited income to get legal permanent residency (green card). The department has also extended Temporary Protected Status for people from Myanmar. Finally, the U.S. will resume visa processing for Cubans who want to visit or migrate legally. Let’s take a closer look at recent announcements.

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: October 28, 2022 (Archive)

This week DHS announced that Ethiopians will be able to apply for temporary protected status (TPS). Also, USCIS says certain CW-1 petitions will be considered on time and Venezuelans will be able to take advantage of a new process so they can enter the U.S. Finally, Cubans detained in Florida will be released, and a new study reveals that immigrants help alleviate tax burdens in the U.S. Let’s dive in!

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: December 9, 2022 (archive)

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Written December 8, 2022

Immigration news this week revealed the precarious nature of being an immigrant — documented or not — in the U.S. First, an ICE information leak earlier this week endangered an estimated 6,000 immigrants seeking protection in U.S. In better new, as SCOTUS began hearing the case 303 Creative v. Elenis, which challenges same-sex marriages, Congress passed a landmark bill to protect such marriages. We talk below about how this impacts same-sex marriage green card applicants. Finally, an increase in the number of processed and approved naturalization applications in 2022 gives some hope that USCIS is making progress addressing a backlog exacerbated by by COVID-19.

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: December 2, 2022 (Archive)

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Written December 1, 2022

Two important events happened this week that could change U.S. immigration policies substantially: the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) started hearing the U.S. v. Texas case, which stems from the state of Texas’ challenges to President Biden’s current immigration priorities. Additionally, the Biden Administration is set to end Title 42, a Trump-era rule that prevented many asylum seekers from entering the United States. Read the top takeaways below as well as our pop culture roundup.

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: Nov. 25, 2022 (Archive)

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Written November 22, 2022

This week we deal with the realities of immigration: backlogs exist, and Democrats have struggled to pass meaningful federal immigration reform. However, there’s good news too. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker — a Republican — publicly supports federal immigration reform. A study shows that accepting international students offers more financial benefits than previously thought. Finally, we look at some tasty immigrant contributions to pop culture, news, and food.

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: Nov. 11, 2022 (Archive)

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Written November 10, 2022

U.S. midterm elections were this Tuesday, Nov. 8. In a landmark effort to empower voters, two Michigan cities offered Arabic-language election ballots for the first time. This week, we’ll look at the impact election winners and voting access efforts may have on immigrants at a local, state, or federal level.  In other immigration news this week, USCIS made changes to the declaration of financial support form and to the lockbox addresses for SIJS applications. 

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: November 4, 2022

This week brings a lot of good news: Citizenship waivers for disabled immigrants have been restored, and the ACLU and other organizations unite to limit the detention of pregnant migrants. Additionally, attorneys for TPS recipients from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Nepal will return to a federal court and continue talks to help their clients retain their status. As midterm elections come up, both Latino voters and voters in the agricultural sector bring up their immigration concerns. Let’s read!

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: October 21, 2022 (Archive)

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Written October 20, 2022

This has been a busy week in immigration news, and thankfully some of it is positive. The United States government wants to fast-track applications for Afghan asylees who helped U.S. troops, a senior living facility explains why immigration is important to the country’s economy, and the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of four nonprofits who want the right to provide legal counsel to their immigrant detainee clients for free.

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Weekly Immigration News Roundup: Oct. 7, 2022 (Archive)

Written by Immigration Help News Team
Written October 6, 2022

This week was momentous for immigrants awaiting good news. A few tidbits include registry date reforms, extensions to already-expired green cards, signature waivers for people who need medical exams for their immigration status adjustments, a new research center in New York state, a call for increased worker protections, and more DACA news.  A full recap of these is below.

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