Immigration Update:  Supreme Court Decision – Travel Ban

“Approximately 72 hours from the release of the decision, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, consular officers, and others will be authorized to ban refugees and travelers from the six affected countries who cannot show a bona fide relationship with a U.S.-based family member or entity.

Refugees and people with immigrant and nonimmigrant visas will not be banned if they can show a bona fide relationship with a family member or entity in the United States. For individuals, a “close familial relationship” is required.

Travelers may not seek to establish a relationship with an entity solely for the purpose of evading the ban.”

#Immigration Update #TPS #Haitian Nationals

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is recommending that the United States end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in January 2018.  Eliminating the program will create a hardship for those that have been here for the last seven years.  

A final decision rests with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.   That decision will impact about 50,000 Haitians if it is decided to end the program. 

#Immigration Update Donald Trump Travel Ban: Read Full Hawaii Judge Decision 

http://time.com/4703188/donald-trump-travel-ban-blocked-read-court-decision/

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, who presided over the Hawaii case, concluded the travel ban reflected an intent to discriminate. “It includes significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus driving the promulgation of the Executive Order.” Watson states “there is nothing ‘veiled’ ” about a Trump campaign document that stated, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

Defeated again.

DFE Law