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BIA Clarifies When Derivatives May Adjust under 245(i)

BIA Clarifies When Derivatives May Adjust under 245(i) By Charles Wheeler In a recent decision the Board of Immigration Appeals held that after-acquired derivatives are not eligible to be considered “grandfathered” for purposes of eligibility for section 245(i) adjustment of status. Matter of Estrada, 26 I&N Dec. 180 (BIA 2013).  This decision clarifies but is consistent with prior USCIS memos interpreting this provision.

Court Strikes Down Regulation Limiting K-4 Adjustment

Court Strikes Down Regulation Limiting K-4 Adjustment  By Charles Wheeler

Updates on Family-Based Immigration from the VSC and NVC

Updates on Family-Based Immigration from the VSC and NVC By Jennie Guilfoyle

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Advocating for Affiliates on Provisional Waiver Denials

On August 5, 2013, CLINIC's Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson sent a letter to USCIS Director Mayorkas highlighting CLINIC’s concerns about the agency's improper use of the "reason to believe" standard in adjudicating provisional waiver applications.  Prompted by CLINIC affiliates' reports of recent denials of provisional waivers, CLINIC asked that Director Mayorkas instruct adjudicators to employ the proper standard and reopen cases that have been wrongfully denied. 

CLINIC Letter to Director Mayorkas on Provisional Waiver Denials

On August 5, CLINIC sent a letter to Director Mayorkas regarding what we believe to be the improper implementation of USCIS's regulations governing the provisional waiver for unlawful presence. Click Here to read the letter.

Circuit Court Split on Constitutionality of Local Anti-Immigrant Housing Ordinances (Aug 2013)

Circuit Court Split on Constitutionality of Local Anti-Immigrant Housing Ordinances (August 2013)                                                         

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