SDP&A attorneys attend American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) Midwest Regional Conference
March 11, 2019
USCIS Processing Backlogs Increase Under Trump Administration
February 21, 2019Processing times for many types of applications for immigration benefits have increased significantly in the last year. Click here for complete post.
The United States Department of Homeland Security announces new policy to force asylum seekers apprehended at the southern border to remain in Mexico until their asylum hearing
January 29, 2019The United States Department of Homeland Security announced last week that it now intends to return certain people apprehended at or near the U.S.-Mexico border who are not eligible to enter the U.S. to Mexico until their removal hearing. Click here for full post.
Federal government shutdown & immigration services
January 11, 2019As the Federal government shutdown nears the end of its third week... Click here for full post.
Proposed changes to H-1B program
December 4, 2018U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a new proposed regulation. Click here for full post.
Can President Trump end birthright citizenship by executive order?
November 9, 2018One of the President’s most recent statements on immigration is a pledge to end birthright citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrants through an executive order. However, it is extremely unlikely that such an executive order would survive a legal challenge. Click here for full post.
USCIS Now Says It Is Not Considering Changes to Post-Six Year H-1B Extensions
January 11, 2018According to recent media reports USCIS has now backed off its proposal to change the H-1B program. Click here for full post.
DHS Considers Restricting Ability of H-1B Workers to Seek Post-Six Year Extensions of Status While They Pursue Employment-Based Immigration Process
January 9, 2018H-1B workers have long benefitted from provisions in the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (also known as the AC21 Act) ... Click here for full post.
Budget Fight May Lead to Deal for "Dreamers"
October 10, 2017As Congress attempts to pass a budget by December, the President's difficulties finding Republican votes for his budget plan may force him to make a deal with Democrats... Click here for full post.