Citizenship Act of 2021: Biden’s Immigration Plan

Today, after months of speculation, and after decades of failed attempts by many to reform the U.S. immigration system, newly-inaugurated President Joseph Biden takes a bold step in fulfilling his campaign promise to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, by sending his bill, the U.S. Citizenship of Act of 2021, to Congress. Richard Herman, a [...]

2021-10-26T01:18:54-05:00Categories: Others|Tags: , |

USCIS Extends TPS for 9 Months

The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is a unique program in that it protects masses of people who could be in grave danger if they returned to their country. Unfortunately, like border and interior enforcement, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and the immigration courts, TPS has also been in focus during the four years of the Trump administration, putting the TPS recipients at risk of losing their status. However, besides the possibility of having a friendlier government to deal with, immigrants, including TPS recipients have been hearing some good news lately.

2021-10-26T01:07:48-05:00Categories: Others|Tags: , , |

DACA Reopens after District Court Ruling

The Trump administration's record with handling immigrant children has been in the news since the beginning. The attempted discontinuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was one of the prominent decisions to come out during Trump's tenure, who tried to stop the program in September 2017. Following this attempt, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stopped accepting new applicants. Thankfully, this decision has been reversed and DACA restored by a federal judge.

2021-10-24T13:46:17-05:00Categories: Others|Tags: , |

Federal Judge Overturns DACA Suspension, Rules Acting Head Appointed Unlawfully

The Trump government has come to an end but the decisions taken by it in the name of immigration reform are still being discussed in courts around the country. One such decision was a review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that concerns almost 650,000 recipients known as ‘dreamers.’

2022-01-08T10:00:37-05:00Categories: Others|Tags: , , |

Trump Admin set to make the Naturalization Test more difficult on their way out

The four years of the Trump administration have been unprecedented when it comes to immigration policies, along with other decisions. There have been more than 400 immigration-related executive decisions according to the Migration Policy Institute (Forbes). While we’ll see a change in administration beginning next year, it will likely take some time to reverse the various measures taken by the current administration.

2021-10-26T19:34:15-05:00Categories: Others|Tags: , |

Seventh Circuit Stays the Final Rule Vacation Ruling of Illinois Lower Court

Similar to what the election results have been for both the candidates and their voters, the last few days have also been a rollercoaster ride for foreign nationals and their employers. It all started with a federal District Court vacating the DHS’s public charge rule and ended in an appeals court staying the lower court’s decision of vacation.

2021-10-26T19:37:46-05:00Categories: Others|Tags: , , |

8th Circuit Court Follows 6th and 9th Circuits to Provide Green Cards to TPS Recipients (Causing some people to ask whether they should move there)

The election results brought good news for immigrants and immigration advocates, but this news was preceded by good news on the legislative front as well: On October 27th, the 8th Circuit federal appellate court ruled in favor of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants deeming them eligible for citizenship even if they did not enter the U.S. legally.

2021-10-26T19:45:00-05:00Categories: Others|Tags: , |

UPDATE: Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Massive Citizenship Fee Hike 

Just days before a massive filing fee increase was set to go into effect for naturalization applications, and  before a first-in-history fee for asylum applications was to be imposed, a federal judge granted a nationwide temporary reprieve.  See the 35-page order here. The Trump administration sought to increase the filing fees for naturalization by over [...]

Consulate of Mexico in Detroit: Immigration Session Online with Legal Experts

As lawyers for the Consulate of Mexico in Detroit (with jurisdiction in Michigan and Northern Ohio), Immigration Lawyers Richard Herman and Frank Krajenke are proud to be partnering with the Consulate for an online session on Facebook and Zoom to talk about current immigration law developments.

On Eve of the July 4th Holiday, Nationally-Acclaimed Immigration Lawyer Richard Herman Reflects on the Racist Trump Immigration Policy

Bittersweet:  Herman Legal Group Commemorates Its 25th Anniversary   The Torch of Lady Liberty has been extinguished….for now. As the United States approaches the Fourth of July Holiday, and the country celebrates the self-evident truth that all are created equal, the Herman Legal Group, a national immigration law firm founded in 1995 by lawyer Richard [...]

2021-10-02T01:40:49-05:00Categories: Others|
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