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Factsheet: Implementation of the New Asylum Processing Rule

On August 20, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) amending the procedures and processes of protection claims and parole for individuals subject to expedited removal. Then, responding to and incorporating changes from comments received in response to the NPRM, DHS and […]

The U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services | Similar but Unequal

In early August 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced a final rule significantly raising the fees associated with certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests – by a weighted average of around 20 per cent.1 The agency included the decision to charge asylum seekers a $50 […]