Changes to DACA Filing Recommendations in Light of: Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California Supreme Court

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Written By: Grey Robinson
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California, a case concerning the potential termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program.[i]  The Court in a 5-4 opinion,  ultimately rejected the termination of the DACA program on administrative grounds. Continue reading “Changes to DACA Filing Recommendations in Light of: Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California Supreme Court”

The Controversial Public Charge Rule Seems Here to Stay

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Written By: Grey Robinson
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

           Since the inception of Immigration legislation and law within the United States the concept of “public charge” as a factor in immigration evaluations has been a shifting standard.  While the term would take on many different definitions throughout the years, a “public charge” generally referred to any person who would be treated as a ward or need the care of the United States Government.[1]   Continue reading “The Controversial Public Charge Rule Seems Here to Stay”

Screening or Censorship: The Collection of Visa Applicants’ Social Media Information

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By: Elizabeth Hosmer
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

In March of 2018, the United States Department of State proposed a new requirement for United States visa applicants to disclose their previous addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, international travel and deportation statuses, and social media usernames.[1] Continue reading “Screening or Censorship: The Collection of Visa Applicants’ Social Media Information”