Month: August 2019

White House proposes indefinite detention for immigrant families

Indiana residents may be aware that some of the steps President Trump has taken to slow the flow of immigrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border have been challenged in the courts by civil rights groups. The White House has scored a handful of victories in these cases and suffered many defeats, and a new legal battle seems to be brewing. On Aug. 21, the Trump administration announced that it plans to allow immigration authorities to keep migrant families in detention centers while their asylum claims are being processed. It is a move that is almost certainly going to prompt a legal...

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Russian chess grandmaster having trouble getting visa to US

If you have had to apply for a U.S. employment-based visa, you know that the process can take a long time. Your application must have all the proper documents and forms to guarantee approval. And immigration officials will take time to go over all the forms to make sure you qualify. But for Russian chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov, the process is taking longer than usual. He has waited since March for visa approval to teach at a chess summer camp in the U.S. Now with fall approaching, he still waits for approval. Karpov’s visa application still in process Karpov applied for a visa in...

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Immigration law change could affect legal migrants

Some Indiana residents have raised concerns about the Trump administration's approach to immigration, especially those with a personal connection to these issues. However, the administration has claimed that many of its initiatives are cracking down only on undocumented people or violations of the law. A new regulation issued by the Department of Homeland Security could drastically change the way that visa and green card applications from legal immigrants are treated, including those with all of their documentation fully in place. The administration announced its new understanding of the...

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Hiring foreign nationals to fulfill your business needs

As an employer in Indianapolis, you know what your company needs to thrive and flourish. When it comes to hiring, sometimes seeking foreign nationals from your industry is the best route to fulfilling your business goals. Navigating the current immigration environment in the United States may feel like an obstacle, but there are still productive, reasonable ways to do the hiring you need. The current administration’s policies on immigration continue to foster a confusing and often fluctuating atmosphere, but legal experts can help employers and their potential hires overcome the...

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Immigration “rocket docket” denying immigrants hearings

The U.S. immigration court system is rife with clerical errors and lack of notice, according to immigration attorneys and others who have worked in the court system. As a result, immigrants living in Indiana and elsewhere are at risk for being deported "in absentia" without knowing it. In November 2018, the Trump administration created a fast-track deportation docket called the "rocket docket." The purpose of the program, which operates out of 10 U.S. immigration courts, is to expedite immigration hearings and deportations for newly arrived migrants, many of whom have come from Central...

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