AZ AG asks court to allow state to intervene in immigration matter; Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration law department, comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants to defend a Trump-era rule that was designed to deny “green cards” to those at the bottom of the economic ladder. The move comes as the Biden administration has decided not to fight a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which found the policies of the …

Number of Immigrant construction workers hits record high; a key to economic ‘bounce back,’ says Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration law department

By Natalia Siniavskaia | Eye On Housing According to the most recent American Community Survey (ACS), the number of immigrant workers in construction approached 2.8 million in 2019, the highest level recorded by the ACS. Immigrant workers now account for 24% of the construction workforce, slightly below the 2016 record high share of 24.4%. The share of immigrants is higher …

Supreme Court dismisses case related to Trump era ‘public charge’ rule; welcome news for many immigrants, says Rose Law Group Immigration Chair Darius Amiri

By Ariane de Vogue and Priscilla Alvarez | CNN The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a case concerning a controversial Trump-era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use certain public benefits, such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers, in response to a Justice Department request. The new filing is the latest …

Dreamers again eligible for popular FHA loans; ‘welcome news,” says Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration law department

By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News It just got easier and more affordable for Dreamers to buy a home. Recipients of the federal DACA program, known as Dreamers, can once again apply for FHA loans, according to the Federal Housing Administration. The program was closed to recipients for three years under the Trump administration. Recently, the FHA reversed that …

Wildlife, rights coalition asks Biden to remove miles of Arizona’s border wall; Darius Amiri, Rose Law Group immigration law chair, gives his take

The U.S./Mexico border wall along the San Pedro River in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area in Hereford, Ariz., on February 9, 2021./Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star By Mandy Loader for Arizona Daily Star In the weeks since President Biden paused border wall construction, a broad coalition of advocacy groups in Southern Arizona and across the nation wasted …

Ducey criticizes Biden for not consulting officials on border changes; Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration law department, addresses governor’s concerns

By Daniel Gonzales | Arizona Republic Gov. Doug Ducey is criticizing the Biden administration for failing to consult with local officials in Arizona before announcing that some migrants forced to wait in Mexico for immigration hearings under the Trump administration will be allowed to enter the U.S. “The hasty announcement repealing the Migrant Protection Protocols and the lack of details provided to …

Biden administration to allow in around 25,000 asylum seekers; Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration law department, comments

Photo screengrab via President Joe Biden Twitter Rebecca Morin, Rafael Carranza | USA TODAY The United States will begin allowing in migrants who sought asylum under the Trump administration but were forced to sit in Mexico as they awaited a hearing before a judge, the Biden administration announced Friday. It was the latest step by President Joe Biden to roll …

President Biden taking ‘sensible steps’ on immigration, says Darius Amiri, immigration law chair at Rose Law Group

By Daniel Gonzalez, Rafael Carranza| Arizona Republic President Joe Biden has wasted no time making changes to the nation’s immigration and border policies, many of them a 180-degree reversal of former President Donald Trump’s restrictive policies. On Feb. 2, Biden signed three executive orders. The first creates a task force to help reunite the remaining parents the Trump administration forcibly …

Thousands of Dreamers applied for DACA as Texas ruling looms; a ‘welcome development,’ says Darius Amiri, immigration law chair at Rose Law Group

By Daniel Gonzales | Arizona Republic More than 2,500 young undocumented Dreamers have applied for DACA in recent months, among them Phoenix university student Daniel Hernandez. Hernandez was blocked from applying for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program under the Trump administration, which tried to rescind the program. The DACA program grants temporary protection from deportation and work permits to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers. Trump said …