Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

New Southern Border Asylum Policy Starts in Late May
Mario A. Godoy

Starting in late May, the Biden administration’s new southern border asylum policy will let asylum claimants have their claims evaluated by asyl...

Title 42 Ends May 23
Mario A. Godoy

Since March 2020, U.S. southern border officials have used Title 42 policy to limit the spread of COVID-19 to quickly expel undocumented migrants at t...

New US Protections for Ukrainian Refugees and Immigrants
Mario A. Godoy

With the escalating attack by Russia on Ukraine, the United States is looking at measures to protect Ukrainian immigrants already in the U.S. from rem...

Special 3 Year Visa for Victims of the US Border Separation Policy
Mario A. Godoy

Former President Trump’s administration enacted a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy in April 2018 for families crossing the U.S. southern bord...

Remain in Mexico Reinstated
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration officially reinstated the controversial Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, commonly known as Remain in Mexico. Asylu...

Supreme Court Says Remain In Mexico Policy To Continue
Mario A. Godoy

The United States Supreme Court ordered on August 24 that President Joe Biden’s administration must reinstate a Trump-era immigration policy t...

Biden Announces Plan To Raise Refugee Cap
Mario A. Godoy

President Biden announced a plan to raise the country’s refugee cap from 15,000 to more than 62,500. On May 1, 2021, Biden said this increase “...

¿Califico para recibir el Estatuto de Refugiado?
Mario A. Godoy

Un refugiado es alguien que fue obligado a dejar su país natal por temor válido a ser lastimado o perseguido. El Estatuto de Refugiado protegerá a ...

DHS Issues New Restrictions on Asylum Seekers
Mario A. Godoy

The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint proposed new rule that will make it more difficult for criminal alien...

Refugee Resettlement in Illinois
Mario A. Godoy

Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzer announced that he fully supports allowing refugees to resettle in Illinois, and he intends to sign a letter ...

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