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Immigration is frequently changing. Here at Motion Law, we like to keep you updated with the latest news about local and national immigration, keep you informed about changes within our firm, and share helpful information relevant to your immigration needs.

Asylum application denial rate in FY 2020

Denial of Asylum Applications During FY 2020

Nov 26, 2020

Asylum application denial rate in FY 2020 The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is a non-partisan organization, at Syracuse University, that exposes information, figures and details about activities of the federal government through data gathering and research. TRAC recently released a report called “Asylum Denial Rates Continue to Climb,” which exposes official figures of asylum…

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People affected by hurricanes and pandemic plan to migrate to the US

Natural Disasters in Central America Could Increase Immigration to the US

Nov 25, 2020

Hurricanes affect Central American territory We are currently going through the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which normally takes place between June 1 and November 30. However, this year has been quite peculiar since the Hurricanes have been stronger than usual. On the one hand, Hurricane Eta is the second strongest reported in November, after Hurricane Cuba,…

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"Dreamers" celebrate the appointment of Mayorkas

DACA Recipients Celebrate New DHS Head Appointment

Nov 25, 2020

DACA under the Trump administration Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration benefit implemented in 2012 by the Barack Obama administration. Basically, this program protects young immigrants from deportation, who came to the US without legal documentation when they were minors. Currently, DACA protects approximately 700,000 immigrants and allows them to apply for…

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The Trump administration allows transition of the Biden administration

Trump Finally Allows the Government Transition

Nov 25, 2020

President Trump did not want to admit defeat The most recent presidential elections in the US were quite peculiar, not only because the two strongest candidates have an almost diametrically opposite stance when it comes to multiple sectors of society, but because the world is going through an unprecedented health crisis, which definitely changed the…

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Trump loses election and border forces increase immigration detention

ICE and CBP Plan to Detain more Immigrants Despite new COVID-19 Outbreak

Nov 25, 2020

Border forces during the term of Donald Trump One of the main purposes of the current administration of the US, with President Donald Trump leading, has always been to reduce the number of immigrants entering the country. With this, we refer not only to illegal immigration, but also to restrictions implemented to decrease legal immigration.…

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Congressional research reveals the real impact of immigration in the US

The Role of Immigrants on the Economy According to Congress

Nov 24, 2020

Congressional research reveals the real impact of immigration in the US The Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress recently released a research called “Immigrants, the Economy, and the COVID-19 Outbreak,” which reveals the real impact of immigrant communities during the current health crisis on the local economic system. The report analyzes several key points,…

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Immigrants lead the battle against COVID-19

Immigrants Participate in New Vaccines Against COVID-19

Nov 24, 2020

The front line in the battle against Coronavirus The massive outbreak of Coronavirus was so sudden and unusual that it took governments around the world by surprise. Communities and populations were not prepared to receive such an impact and the global health system was not ready to assist the number of people infected with COVID-19.…

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Refugee group urges Biden to remove Trump's immigration policies

Refugee Group Asks Biden to Fulfill His Immigration Promises

Nov 24, 2020

Refugee group urges Biden to remove Trump’s immigration policies A Haitian refugee group based in New York is calling on the Biden administration to deliver on its promises and revoke Trump’s immigration policies, which have tremendously affected beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). To understand the issue at hand, it is important to clarify that…

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Biden announces who will be the Secretary of DHS

Joe Biden Elects New DHS Head

Nov 24, 2020

DHS and its power over immigration The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is one of the largest federal entities in the US. the DHS has the duty to protect the nation from threats such as terrorism, smuggling, and trafficking. Adding to that, this federal agency has several branches with different tasks that increase protection and…

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Immigration officers visit homes of H-1B visa holders

Immigration Officers Visit Foreign Workers’ Homes

Nov 23, 2020

Business immigration and the H-1B visa program The US business immigration offers multiple alternatives for local businesses to hire foreign workers. There are programs for inexperienced workers, agricultural workers, internal transfers, highly qualified workers, inter alia. For instance, speaking specifically about the H-1B visa program, local employers can apply for this permit and bring highly…

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