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On March 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will no longer defend the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule, stating that further defense of the rule “is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources. Consistent with that decision, the Department of Justice will no longer pursue appellate review of judicial […]

On January 19, 2021, as one of President Trump’s last actions as President, he issued a memorandum  to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security entitled “Memorandum on Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Venezuelans.”  Citing the Nicolas Maduro regime’s role in the humanitarian and economic crises in Venezuela and the President’s constitutional […]

On Monday, January 18, 2021, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation terminating the restrictions on entry into the United States of travelers who have been physically present in the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil within 14 days prior to entry.  Citing the recent Centers for Disease Control […]

On December 31, 2020, President Trump extended Presidential Proclamation 10014 and Presidential Proclamation 10052 until March 31, 2021.  On April 22, 2020, the president issued Presidential Proclamation 10014, which suspended for a period of 60 days (with some exceptions) the entry into the United States of those seeking first-time admission as lawful permanent residents. On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued Presidential […]