USCIS Issues New Policy Memorandum Requiring the Issuance of NTAs Following Certain Case Denials

USCIS Issues New Policy Memorandum Requiring the Issuance of NTAs Following Certain Case Denials By Roujin Mozaffarimehr Although the immigration court backlog has exceeded 700,000 cases as of May 2018[1], on June 28, 2018, the USCIS issued a guidance regarding Notices to Appear (NTAs), the charging document issued by DHS that schedules a foreign national…

Memo Evaluating Sessions Position on Gender Based Asylum Claims and Impact on Particular Social Group

Memo Evaluating Sessions Position on Gender Based Asylum Claims and Impact on Particular Social Group By Chloe Thomlinson and Kalpana Peddibhotla Introduction On June 11, 2018 the Attorney General issued a disheartening decision over-ruling the Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 338 (BIA 2014) stating that, “generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence  perpetrated by non-governmental…