Supreme Court case could change lives of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Supreme Court case could change lives of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Niz-Chavez v. Barr, a case set to be argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, will define which kind of notice is sufficient to invoke the stop-time rule, which determines who will be ultimately able to use a period of physical presence (most often, 10 years) to remain in the USA legally even if those years were spent without status through a grant of non-LPR cancellation of removal, or the “10 year law”. Supreme Court Justices will decide whether it is necessary for a Notice to Appear to cont...

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OPT at risk

OPT at risk

Optional Professional Training (“OPT”), a program which allows foreign graduates in the USA to work after completion of their undergraduate and graduate coursework, is believed to be at risk, according to the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf. OPT allows foreign students to work legally for up to three years, in the case of graduates from STEM programs (science, technology, engineering or math), and is an important bridge in the transition from college li...

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