Category: Rulemaking

HIRC submits comments on proposed rule on public charge

On December 10, HIRC submitted comments on the “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” proposed rule. HIRC strongly opposes this proposal for three main reasons: (1) the proposal would create a chilling effect, (2) the proposal creates barriers to immigrants’ self-sufficiency, and (3) the proposal fails to acknowledge the contributions of immigrants, unnecessarily penalizing those who speak limited…
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HIRC & HIP submit comments on proposed removal of fee waiver

On November 27, HIRC and the HLS Immigration Project (HIP) submitted comments on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ proposed change to the I-912 Form to remove the means-tested benefit as an eligibility option. Not only will this proposed change create superfluous work for USCIS, but it will also contribute to the many hardships facing asylees.…
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HIRC submits comments on proposed expansion of family detention

On November 6, HIRC, along with the HLS Immigration Project (HIP) and the Immigration Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), submitted comments on the Trump administration’s proposal to end the Flores v. Reno settlement, which requires that the government release children from immigration detention without unnecessary delay to their parents or other adults. The Flores agreement has been…
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