Immigration Update

Immigration News and Analysis
for Clients and Friends of Borene Law Firm

U.S. Supreme Court Restricts the Ability of Non-Citizens to Seek Federal Court Review of Factual Errors Made by The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Immigration Courts in Deportation Cases

On May 16, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision significantly limiting the ability of non-citizens in deportation cases to obtain Federal Court review of factual matters, even if there is a showing that the Immigration Court and/or The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made an important mistake.

USCIS Details How to Apply for "Uniting for Ukraine" ("U for U") New Special Temporary Immigration Benefits for up to 100,000 Ukrainians and Others Fleeing Russian Attacks (People Approved May Obtain Temporary Humanitarian Parole into the U.S. with Employment Authorization for Two Years)

On May 6, 2022, the Biden Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued instructions for the step-by-step process to be used to seek parole into the U.S. under the "Uniting for Ukraine" ("U for U") program announced on April 21, 2022.

Each person seeking entry to the U.S. under the "U for U" program must have an eligible supporter to sponsor them. The first step in the process is for the supporter to prepare and submit a Form I-134 Affidavit of Support with USCIS. USCIS will then evaluate the financial sufficiency of the sponsors' Affidavit of Support. No fee is required at this time.

Read from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Uniting for Ukraine

USCIS will Extend Validity of Temporary Work Permits for 18 Months for More than 200,000 Legal Workers Caught in Government-Caused Backlogs

Effective May 4, 2022, USCIS will extend hundreds of thousands of expiring temporary work permits caught in a backlog of more than 700,000 unadjudicated pending applications for extensions of legal work authorization for an additional 18 months. In recent years, millions of timely filed applications to the USCIS for various benefits, including temporary work permission, have been subject to long processing delays and growing backlogs.


U.S. Senate Restarts Talks on Possible Bipartisan Immigration Law Changes, but Prospects for Agreement on New Legalization before the End of the Current Congress in January 2023 Are Uncertain

In April and May 2022, several Republican and Democratic Senators tried yet again to gather 60 votes in favor of some bipartisan immigration law changes. The leading bill involves a modernization of the H-2 temporary work visa category which has proven inadequate to help desperate employers who are struggling with severe shortages of U.S. workers, especially farmers and leisure and hospitality industry employers.

Scott Borene named 2022
Lawyer of the Year
in Immigration Law, Minneapolis by

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Issues New List of "Plan Ahead" Tips for Travelers Entering the U.S. from Canada

On April 29, 2022, U.S. CBP published a new list of tips for travelers entering the U.S. by air, land or sea from Canada. Tips include: how to avoid "rush hour" border delays, what documents to bring, what items must be declared to U.S. Customs and a reminder that marijuana remains illegal under U.S. Federal Law.


For the latest Official Processing Times from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for Visa Petitions and Immigration Applications

For the latest information from the U.S. Department of State on Immigrant Visa “Green Card” Quota Backlog (Priority) Dates
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Borene Law Firm rated "AV Preeminent" in 2022 - "the highest possible Peer Review Rating in legal ability and ethical standards" for the 27th consecutive year from "the gold standard in attorney ratings" - The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, All Editions, 1994 - present.
Scott Borene chaired the Expert Immigration Panel on "Global Work Visas" at the 2022 Minnesota State Bar Association's International Business Law Institute.

George Maxwell was the expert speaker on the topic of "Immigration Options for Ukrainians" for a Ukrainian Women's Group on May 11, 2022

Jeanne Kildow was an expert speaker on "Employment-Based Immigration Preference Categories"
at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Annual Conference

Scott Borene recognized by other lawyers as 2022 Immigration Lawyer of the Year in Minneapolis as noted by

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