Supreme Court Tie Blocks Expansion of DACA and Creation of DAPA

By | Immigration Blog | June 23, 2016
Supreme Court Tie Blocks Expansion of DACA and Creation of DAPA

Disappointing many, the U.S. Supreme Court has tied 4-4 in a case appealing a nationwide injunction on the Obama Administration’s executive action expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and creating the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs.

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SCOTUS Affirms Injunction of Obama Administration Immigration Policy with Silence

SCOTUS Affirms Injunction of Obama Administration Immigration Policy with Silence

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in United States v. Texas today affirmed the United States Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit decision by an equally divided Court (4 – 4):  the preliminary injunction continues to bar the Obama Administration’s deferred action and employment authorization program for aliens. 

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USCIS Proposes Significant Fee Schedule Increase That Would Impact Future EB-5 Filings

By | EB-5 Insights | June 21, 2016
USCIS Proposes Significant Fee Schedule Increase That Would Impact Future EB-5 Filings

Per the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 286(m), 8 U.S.C. 1356(m), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the authority to charge fees for immigration adjudication and naturalization services at a level to “ensure recover of the full costs of providing all such services, including the costs of similar services provided without charge to asylum applicants or other immigrants.”

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