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The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has released a video summary of the new Biden Administration’s first 100 days of actions! This video clip is from the AILA University Video Roundtable “Biden Administration Immigration Action Roundtable Series” and was recorded on January 22, 2021. This is a recorded video of a live meeting updating and discussing President Biden’s Executive Actions and Orders taken up to this date.

Video – Biden’s First 100 days – ALIA Up-to-Date Video Review – 1/22/21

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Days after President Trump made the unusual move of removing Acting Secretary of DHS, Chad F. Wolf’s nomination from the U.S. Senate, he has resigned! Acting Secretary Wolf made his resignation effective the end of the day, Monday, January 11, 2021. He has been Acting Secretary of DHS since November 13, 2019 and was appointed by President Trump.

For complete details, please review this copy of Wolf’s Letter, “Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf’s resignation letter”.

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On January 3rd, President Trump sent a nomination withdrawal to the Senate for Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf. Wolf has been Acting Secretary of DHS since November 13, 2019 and was appointed by President Trump.

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Whitehouse (Whitehouse.gov), 1/7/21, NOMINATIONS & APPOINTMENTS:

On a phone call on Saturday, December 19th, President-elect Joe Biden, and Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador discussed the immigration problems in the region. They committed to working on a more humane strategy to their shared immigration problems, with their main problem coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and southern Mexico.

A member of Biden’s Presidential Transition Team stated, “the regional and border infrastructure and capacity needed to facilitate a new orderly and humane approach to migration that will respect international norms regarding the treatment of asylum claims,”.

For further details please review the Reuters News Article, “U.S. President-elect Biden, Mexico’s president vow to cooperate on immigration”.

The final days of a Presidential Administration often proves to be very busy! The Trump Administration will try to finish work on their key immigration priorities and try to preserve their immigration policies. They feel that the Trump administration will continue working hard until January 20, 2021 to make changes. This American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Alert points out and lists many of the possible changes the present Administration may make. They have also prioritized which changes will be the main targets. For further details please review the AILA Document, “Trump Policies That May Be Finalized Before Inauguration Day 2021”.

 
 
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AILA (AILA.org), 12/9/20, AILA Doc. No. 20112338:

List of some of the Top News Stories related to Judge’s Order on DACA!

A federal Judge from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to restore Deferred Action for the Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in full! Listed below are some of the top news articles about USCIS response to the Judge’s order, effective December 7, 2020:

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The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; Louisiana, Maine and Maryland!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

Last Tuesday President-elect Joe Biden was interviewed by NBC News Reporter, Lester Holt about his agenda. He told the reporter that he would use his first 100 days in office to act on an immigration bill, roll back President Trump’s executive orders on the environment and send assistance to state and local governments.

Biden stated in the interview, “I made a commitment, in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,”! He warned that, “Some of it is going to depend on the kind of cooperation I can or cannot get from the United States Congress,”.

Please review The Hill’s news article for more detailed information: Immigration, executive action top Biden preview of first 100 days

The Immigrant Investor Program, EB-5 Visa has become a source of investment for development projects within the United States, attracting billions of dollars to our economy and creating thousands of jobs in the United States. The EB-5 stated purpose is to create jobs and growth. The USCIS has developed an online presentation on the Immigrant Investor Program and have posted it on YouTube, I placed the linked below.

 

The USCIS presentation: Updates – Immigrant Investor Program – video. 11/10/20

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