Great news buried in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020! Under “Other Matters” is section 7611, Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) which gives eligible Liberians the right to apply for adjustment of status to that of a legal permanent resident and U.S. citizenship after five years. LRIF was signed into law…

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On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the, Inadmissibility on Public Grounds, final rule. The rule goes into effect October 15, 2019 and will not be applied retroactively applied to applications and petitions already filed. For public benefits received by individuals that were previously excluded from consideration under the 1999 Interim…

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is composed of any process and procedure whereby all or part of the female genitalia or other female genital organs are removed for non-medical reasons. FGM is an extreme form of discrimination, violence, torture against women and girls. It is a grotesque violation of their basic human rights. FGM is also…

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The immigration policies and practices of the Trump Administration coupled with the immediate execution of harsh punitive measures and overinflated beliefs of immigrants as threats to public safety and the security of Americans have led to troubling times for international student athletes. Universities and colleges are scrambling to implement a plan of action to address…

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