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Sep
14
A September 14 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California effectively allowed the Trump administration to move forward with plans to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 people in the U.S. The ruling lifted an inju… Read More
Sep
10
USCIS has recently been rejecting Premium Processing (PP) requests for R-1 petitions for unprecedented reasons. For R-1 visas, reserved for religious workers, PP is typically granted when the petitioner has previously sponsored an R-1. Historically,… Read More
Aug
22
USCIS announced major changes to its fee schedule for immigration benefits, including substantial increases for many popular visa categories. These changes, which go into effect October 2, 2020, are concerning for many immigrants, employers, families… Read More
Aug
4
The pandemic has put detained migrants and detention center staff in an especially precarious situation. Grossman Young interns Arryonna Santos and Maryanne Koussa detail the severity of the COVID-19 situation for those detained and working in these… Read More
Jun
4
Working in the immigration space, Grossman Young & Hammond is well-acquainted with the realities of systemic racism. However, the events of the past week shed a new and chilling light on just how deep these prejudiced currents run within our own… Read More
Jun
2
Many employers thought their business interruption insurance would help when the pandemic forced them to close, but now insurers are often denying these claims or arguing their plans don’t cover this unique situation. Attorney Ron Karp, former Pres… Read More
Apr
23
The Executive Order Suspending Immigration: What it Covers and How it Distracts from Effective Leadership By, Denise Hammond Printable PDF On Monday, April 20, 2020, Donald Trump tweeted that he would be “signing an Executive Order to temporarily s… Read More
Apr
21
Late last night, President Trump announced on Twitter that he would be signing an executive order to “temporarily suspend immigration into the United States,” purportedly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to “protect the jobs” of U.S. citizens… Read More
Apr
9
The recent stay-at-home orders closed many businesses within a matter of days and have left a record number of Americans without jobs and applying for unemployment benefits. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there is heightened anxiety among immigrants a… Read More
Mar
27
USCIS announced it completed its lottery for the FY2021 H-1B cap. USCIS randomly selected from the registrations that were properly submitted and will notify petitioners with selected registrations no later than March 31, 2020. Becki Young explains t… Read More