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Posted by Michael Kohler | Jan 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

With today's inauguration of President Biden and the official beginning of his administration, all Americans can look forward to a new day ahead in U.S. immigration policy. From the “Muslim Ban” Executive Orders issued days after taking office through major, procedure-changing regulations relati...

No Furlough at USCIS, but Delays Forecast

Posted by Michael Kohler | Aug 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

USCIS announced today it will be able to avoid a planned August 30 furlough of more than 13,000 employees.  While this is surely good news for immigrants, family members and businesses with pending applications, nobody should start celebrating just yet.  In making this announcement, USCIS Deputy ...

The Dream continues for DREAMERS

Posted by Michael Kohler | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 decision issued today by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court allowed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to live on.  While a huge victory for pro-immigrant advocates, it is important to examine what the Supreme Court stated, and what they did not state, before...

DOJ Judge Not Buying What This 7-Eleven Was Selling

Posted by Michael Kohler | Jun 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

On June 9, 2020, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) within the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review issued a decision, United States v. 1523 Avenue J Foods, Inc. d/b/a 7-Eleven Store No. 36802, 14 OCAHO no. 1361 (2020) reducing Respondent's (...