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 …

Biden’s plan to offer legal status to 11 million immigrants gets thumbs up from Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration law department

By Cindy Carmaco, Andrea Castillo, Molly O’Toole | Los Angeles Times During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what’s certain to be a controversial centerpiece: a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without …

Court: Noncitizens Can Get Phoenix Housing Aid; Darius Amiri, Chair Of Rose Law Group Immigration Department, Comments

By Jen Fifield, Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic Immigrants without permanent legal status in the U.S. are eligible for the housing and utility assistance programs Phoenix created for those hurt by COVID-19, a federal court ruled Wednesday. The judgeruled that Phoenix is not allowed to exclude “unqualified aliens” such as undocumented immigrants from its federally funded COVID-19 relief programs by requiring applicants to show proof …

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ ‘drastic’ spending reduction sparks sharp response from Rose Law Group Immigration Chair Darius Amiri

By Cronkite News | Via AZBigMedia The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it is making “drastic cuts” that will affect all agency services, including naturalizations, in order to avoid furloughs of nearly 70% of its workforce at the end of this month. Immigration advocates worried Wednesday that the cuts would add to an already large backlog of cases and …

RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri Updates on USCIS Fee Hikes

By Darius Amiri| Rose Law Group Reporter In this analysis, we are discussing the recently announced proposed fee increases to many immigration applications proposed by the USCIS. USCIS is the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, they’re a division of the Department of Homeland Security. They are the agency that’s in charge of handling immigration applications here in the United …

U.S. immigration officials spread coronavirus with detainee transfers

Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke, Reade Levinson | Reuters NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Public health specialists have for months warned the U.S. government that shuffling detainees among immigration detention centers will expose people to COVID-19 and help spread the disease. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued the practice, saying it is taking all necessary precautions. It turns out the health …