Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

What Does the DACA Final Rule Mean?
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration has issued a final rule on the DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children with the goal of stre...

U.S. To Issue Photo IDs to Migrants Waiting Deportation
Mario A. Godoy

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is developing a pilot program to issue photo IDs to migrants waiting for deportation proceedings. The photo ...

New Supreme Court Immigration Deportation Rulings
Mario A. Godoy

The United States Supreme Court handed down decisions on two deportation cases the week of June 13 and declined to hear a 3rd case involving the publi...

ICE Will Consider Military Status When Reviewing Deportation Orders
Mario A. Godoy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new directive that effective immediately, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will co...

ACLU Report Says ICE Limits Immigrants’ Legal Rights
Mario A. Godoy

ICE limits migrants’ legal rights and access to lawyers – which in turn raises their risk of deportation, a new ACLU report says. The Amer...

New ICE Policy Memo on Closing Deportation Proceedings
Mario A. Godoy

A policy memo issued on April 3 that went into effect on April 25 provides guidance to ICE prosecutors to dismiss non-priority deportation cases. Unde...

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...

What Is A Hardship Waiver?
Mario A. Godoy

One of the worst experiences you can have is to be denied a green card when outside of the United States. Often this happens after a consular intervie...

Can I File For An Inadmissibility Waiver?
Mario A. Godoy

Certain immigration violations make people ineligible for admission to the United States. In some cases, a person whose immigration application is den...

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...

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