Current Events
CBK response to the events in Afghanistan
Like all of us, CBK has been shocked by the sudden events in Afghanistan this summer, and inspired by those who are helping - from...
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Attorney Dan Berger quoted in NY Times, Forbes, regarding new ICE regulations requiring in-person classes
International students will be required to attend at least one in-person course to maintain their F-1 status, a move that pressures campuses to hold in-person...
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Presidential Proclamation on Temporary Visa Suspensions: What We Know So Far
By Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr President Trump issued a Proclamation and a fact sheet on June 22, 2020, suspending entry to the United States...
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Remote Immigrant Assistance Project in 2019 Overview
To date, we have worked on 43 cases for EPIC and 160 cases for Raices. This past week, we surpassed 200 cases! This took a...
Current Events
Government Shutdown Closes Immigration Courts – Hearings Cancelled
While USCIS remains functional during the government shutdown, immigration courts overseen by the federal government will be closed. In the mean time, immigration hearings scheduled...
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USCIS Offices Closed Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 has been declared a national day of mourning. All USCIS office will be closed and all appointments have been cancelled. USCIS...
Firm Activities
Attorney Dan Berger Part of AILA Team Commenting on New Public Charge Proposed Regulation
Attorney Dan Berger is a member of a team of lawyers drafting comments on the new public charge proposed regulation. This is being put together...
Current Events
Judge Blocks Administration From Deporting Two Asylum Seekers
A federal judge has blocked the administration from deporting two asylum seekers while they're fighting for their right to stay in the country. DC District Judge Emmet...
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Attorney Megan Kludt Assists In Freeing Trans Women From ICE Custody
Attorney Kludt's work with the Immigrant Protection Project of Western Massachusetts (IPP) to free trans women from ICE custody was featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette:
Immigration News
New USCIS Policy Will Carry Harsh Consequences For Applicants
Forbes has published an article interviewing Jennifer Minnear, a director in the immigration practice group at McCandlish Holton, about the updated USCIS guidance for Notices...
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Attorney Megan Kludt Quoted by the Daily Hampshire Gazette
Attorney Megan Kludt was quoted in an article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette for her work with IPP to protect asylum seekers detained at the...
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Attorneys Dan Berger and David Strashnoy Discuss Extreme Vetting and US Visas
ISS RP Discusses Extreme Vetting and US Visas JUNE 20, 2018 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EDT Visa revocations and “extreme vetting” are hot topics...
Immigration News
USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2019
On April 11, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree...
Current Events
Deconstructing The Invisible Wall
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has put out a report on the steps being taken to restrict legal immigration. To view the full report,...
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Trump orders DHS not to let immigrant caravans into US
President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to prevent caravans of immigrants from Mexico to the U.S., reports Brett Samuels for The Hill. President...
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U.S. Supreme Court hands down immigrant deportation decision on April 17, 2018
In an article for USA Today, Richard Wolf outlined the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision regarding deportation for violence crimes. The ruling asserted that the law subjecting...
Immigration News
US States Deploying National Guard to US / Mexico Border
The BBC reported on April 7, 2018, that both Texas and Arizona are deploying National Guard members to the US border with Mexico. New Mexico and...
Immigration News
Trump’s Immigration Tweets Followed by Policy Plans to Match
President Donald J. Trump tweeted on Monday, April 2, 2018 that "DACA is dead..." Julie Hirschfeld Davis with the New York Times reported that policy plans...
Current Events
U.S. Senate Budget Bill Passed March 23, 2018 Does Not Include Protections for Dreamers
Lauren Gambino and Ben Jacobs reported for The Guardian on the recent $1.3 trillion budget bill that passed the U.S. Senate on March 23, 2018. In their article,...
Immigration News
As H-1B applications get under way, foreigners face new challenges
In an article published with the San Francisco Chronicle, Trisha Thadani explores the trends that President Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" executive order created with regards...
Current Events
Important Information on U.S. Government Shutdown
The U.S. Government shut down on Friday, January 19, 2018 when the U.S. Senate failed to pass a budget. While the Senate voted at 12pm...
Employment-based Immigration
Under pressure, Trump team backs off proposal to cull foreign tech workforce
In an article for McClatchy DC Bureau, Franco Ordoñez reports that USCIS is not considering a change to 104(c) of AC-21, which provides for H-1B extensions...
Current Events
Without New Laws or Walls, Trump Presses the Break on Legal Immigration
In an article for The New York Times, Miriam Jordan exposes the Trump administration's trend of changing legal immigration without passing any laws. You can find the full...
Judge Overturns DHS Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule
USCIS, under the Obama Administration, filled a gap in our visa system by creating an entrepreneur parole option. See publishes-new-rule-parole-for- international-entrepreneurs/. The Trump Administration stopped...
Interview with Attorney Dan Berger on Knowledge@Wharton, 11/28 at 10am ET
Attorney Dan Berger will be joining Sarah Paoletti, director of the Transnational Legal Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania's law school, in an interview on...
Current Events
Is Anyone Good Enough for an H-1B Visa?
In an opinion column in the New York Times, Frida Yu questions: is anyone good enough for an H-1B visa? The full text can be...
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Attorney Dan Berger to speak at UMass Amherst: A Conversation on High-Skilled Immigration
The presentation will include a screening of From The Land of Ghandi, along with a conversation with an immigration panel.
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Attorney Megan Kludt to present Teach In on Immigration Law: Dreaming Beyond DACA at Smith College
Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Weinstein Auditorium. 7 pm.
Current Events
U.S. Department of Defense Now Requires Extensive Initial Screening of Lawful Permanent Residents to Qualify for Military Naturalization
The DoD has announced a new policy requiring that all LPRs complete a background investigation and receive a favorable military security suitability determination (MSSD) prior to entry...
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Attorney Dan Berger presents “Travel Ban 3.0” and “How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship” at Yale University
Attorney Dan Berger presented "How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship" and "Travel Ban 3.0" at Yale University's Office of International Students & Scholars. The Citizenship...
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Attorney Dan Berger to present a Community Briefing on Immigration Laws and Policies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Community Briefing on Immigration Laws and Policies On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Room 6-120, members of the MIT...
Revised Travel Ban
President Donald Trump has issued a new proclamation revising the travel ban that had been in effect. There are varying bans for the following countries:...
Current Events
Increase in Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
Since January 2017 USCIS has issued 85,000 Requests for Evidence (also known as RFEs). This is a 45% increase over 2016. For further details, please...
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New York Times Article: State Department Tightens Rules for Visas to U.S.
This New York Times article explains the new visa rules. For the full-text please see: State Department Tightens Rules for Visas to U.S.
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Attorney Megan Kludt quoted in the New England Public Radio article: DACA Cancellation Would Affect Thousands In New England
Attorney Megan Kludt was interviewed and quoted in an article on, the website for New England Public Radio. For the full text of the...
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Attorney Megan Kludt interviewed by the Daily Hampshire Gazette regarding the ending of the DACA program.
Attorney Megan Kludt was interviewed for the article: Area immigrants, advocates denounce ending of DACA The full text of the article can be found online here:
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Attorney Megan Kludt interviewed by MassLive regarding DACA phaseout
Attorney Megan Kludt was interviewed by MassLive for an article on President Trump's recent DACA announcement. The full-text of the article can be found here:...
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Attorney Megan Kludt interviewed in several news outlets regarding President Trump’s cancellation of DACA
Attorney Megan Kludt was interviewed by multiple news outlets regarding President Trump's cancellation of the DACA program. Northampton-based immigration attorney urges 'Dreamers' to seek...
Immigration News
DACA program to end March 6, 2018
Update: President Trump has announced he will end the DACA program in 6 months - March 6, 2018. New applications will no longer be accepted...
Current Events
NYT: We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill.
The Opinion Pages | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Jeff Flake: We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill. Full Text Here
Dream Act/DACA
Take Action: Urge Congress to Protect Dreamers and Support the Dream Act of 2017
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has issued a press statement and Quicktake video supporting Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) Dream Act of 2017. See also this...
Attorney Publications
Advising in the Face of Uncertainty
After the recent executive orders from President Trump, this blog provides some tips on advising in the face of uncertainty. There are detailed, practical resources...
Attorney Publications
Immigration Post-Election Q&A: DACA Students, “Sanctuary Campuses” and Institutional or Community Assistance
This ACE Issue Brief can help frame the discussion about these questions. It addresses concerns such as the data DACA applicants submitted in their applications;...
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Attorney Dan Berger quoted in article “Foreign Startup Founder Rule Review Sparks Delay Worries.”
Foreign Startup Founder Rule Review Sparks Delay Worries 6/15/2017 Portfolio Media. Inc. | 111 West 19th Street, 5th floor | New York, NY 10011...
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Attorney Dan Berger spoke at Smith College School for Social Work’s Capacity-Building Conference
Building Together School for Social Work Holds First-of-its-Kind Capacity-Building Conference Published May 18, 2017 In 2010, widespread political unrest forced Jowel Iranzi to flee his...