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On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented significant changes to the renewal process for employment authorization documents (EAD) through the “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” final rule. One of the most significant changes is the elimination of the 90-day adjudication requirement for employment authorization applications. Current EAD holders should be mindful of these recent changes to avoid gaps in EAD validity, which would affect employability, and ensure to renew their EADs with sufficient time.

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Immigration attorneys Nisha Karnani and Monica Khant co-wrote an article for the April Khabar magazine entitled “Immigration Ground Zero.” In the article, Nisha and Monica describe the confusion, emotion, and outpouring of legal and community support at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport on the day after President Trump signed the first travel ban. Seniors, families, and others were being detained, including those with green cards, families, homes, and jobs in the U.S. It took intervention from Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson to finally secure their release. And that was only one day at one location.

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On January 27, 2017 the President signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” In addition to a chaotic and poorly coordinated roll out, the order also fell victim to several lawsuits that stopped implementation and enforcement of the order. On February 3rd, a federal district court in Washington State issued a nationwide temporary restraining order. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision on February 9th.

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Important information to know before ICE visits your home or employer, or approaches you in public.

All people living in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, have certain U.S. Constitutional rights. If immigration officers (ICE) come to your work place, visit your home, or stop you on the street, know that you have rights. Here are some important handouts to read so you understand your rights and know what to do BEFORE you are approached by ICE.

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