Immigration Updates

Obama Could Double the Number of Green Cards

In response to Congress’ failure to fix our broken immigration system, President Obama has promised to take action regarding immigration before the end of the summer. While most of the speculation concerning what the President may do centers on an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the “Parole-in-Place” system, recent […]

When You’re Lost in the Rain in Juarez

Imagine having an agency of the US government separate you from your only child.   It all started when Mrs. Morales’s brother got his girlfriend pregnant in Mexico. They had a son together, but his girlfriend died during childbirth. He drove the child across the border to the US, and his sister and her husband, […]

Shusterman’s Immigration Update Template

Volume Sixteen, Number Ten Special Message: With increased privacy and security concerns mostly due to viruses and spam, delivering our monthly newsletter to your e-mail address presents many challenges. If you add our e-mail address to your address book or safe list, this should insure that our newsletter will not end up in your junk […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrant Families

On June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States in Scialabba v. DeOsorio, in a 5-4 decision, reversed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and ruled that the “automatic conversion” clause of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) does not provide benefits to most immigrant families.   […]

DACA Renewals – Plus DACA to Green Card!

On June 5, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the process for persons who have received work permits (EADs) under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs to renew their DACA status and work permits for another 2 years.  Also, in this article, we describe the process by which persons in DACA status can obtain […]

Employment Authorization For H-4 Spouses

Proposed DHS regulation which would allow certain H-4 spouses to get EADs.

Supreme Court Decision on CSPA Lawsuit Coming Soon

We expect the Supreme Court to issue a decision on our CSPA lawsuit, Mayorkas v. DeOsorio, very soon, possibly on June 2. While we lawyers argue over the meaning of terms like “retention”, “automatic conversion” and “appropriate category”, the issue in this case can be summarized as follows: Are children who have stood in line for […]

H-1B Lotteries are Over America’s Got Enough Talent?

H-1B lotteries to choose professional employees?  Is this the best we can do? On April 10, 2014, the USCIS announced that they had received approximately 172,500 cap-subject H-1B petitions during the first week of April, over twice the number of H-1Bs (85,000) that can be granted under the law. For the first time in the 20+ year history […]

Our New Website Puts Our Readers First!

Within the next few days, we will be rolling out our new website. Originally created in 1995, our website aims to educate people around the world about how to visit, study and work in the United States. In 1996, we launched Shusterman’s Immigration Update, the most popular free immigration newsletter in the world with 60,000 subscribers. A few […]

CSPA Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court

On December 10, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments concerning who benefits from the “Retention of Priority Date” clause of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).