On May 10, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued both the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, in the federal District Court for the District of Arizona.  Coming on the heels of DOJ’s scathing report of MCSO’s discriminatory policing of Latinos and other civil rights violations, this civil suit alleges that MCSO and Sheriff Arpaio engaged in three categories of unlawful conduct:

On Friday, April 27, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded to the recommendations made by the U.S.

In May, Alabama enacted a new state immigration law.  This law makes changes to Alabama’s “toughest-in-the-nation” state immigration enforcement regime (HB 56), which passed in 2011. 

Background.  The Office of Intake and Document Production (OIDP) manages USCIS Lockbox operations. The USCIS Lockbox network centralizes and streamlines application receipting and provides secure fee collection and strong financial controls.

Beginning on June 4, 2012, overseas applicants filing Forms I-601 and I-212 began mailing them to USCIS’s Phoenix Lockbox facility. OIDP offers the following tips to help customers avoid common application rejection reasons when filing these forms at a Lockbox facility.

On May 31, 2012, USCIS held a teleconference to discuss the transition to centralized lockbox filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, filed by applicants outside the United States.  This new process is separate and distinct from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that was announced on March 30, 2012, which outlines a proposed process for provisional unlawful presence waivers.  CLINIC’s notes from the teleconference are below.