Certain Chicago Immigration Judges have announced that they will be holding all hearings via WebEx, which raises concerns about due process protections for noncitizens in removal proceedings, particularly asylum seekers.
The Attorney General has vacated three decisions that restricted the ability of asylum seekers to obtain protection: Matter of A-B-, 27 I&N Dec. 316 (A.G. 2018) (A-B- I), Matter of A-B-, 28 I&N Dec. 199 (A.G. 2021) (A-B- II), and Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019) (L-E-A- II).
Pro bono attorneys must file new asylum applications, including for derivative applicants who need to seek asylum independently as well, prior to January 11, 2021 in order to avoid being subject to a new asylum regulation.
On November 2, 2020, USCIS changes its procedures for filing the asylum applications for individuals who are derivatives on the application of a parent or spouse, but are also independently eligible for asylum and wish to file their own application as a principal applicant.
As of January 1, 2020, recreational use of cannabis will be legal in the state of Illinois, but because it is still illegal at the federal level, it still has immigration consequences for noncitizens. Here's what you need to know
On May 31, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a memorandum changing its internal policy for assessing asylum office jurisdiction over asylum applications filed by previously designated unaccompanied immigrant children.