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Court Preserves Validity of 2020 Diversity Visas | U.S. & Immigration News

00:06-26:30 Brad talks in detail about President Biden’s new amnesty law that would allow adjustment of status for DACA applicants, for applicants with Temporary Protected Status, and agricultural workers. Another thing that will change under President Biden’s bill would be the inclusion of “permanent partners” which will include people in the LGBTQ community. The term parentage will be loosely interpreted under the proposed bill as you would have to have a parental relationship with a child in their first year of birth. You do not have to be biologically related to the child. 26:31-27:28 The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an emergency injunction preserving and extending the validity of most diversity visas from the 2020 diversity visa lottery, so that these diversity visa recipients may have a chance to travel to the United States before their visas expire. The court ruled on diversity visa applications for five consolidated cases, including Gomez v. Trump. Diversity visas are granted to those who come from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S. 27:29-27:59 The Biden administration is rolling back the controversial Trump-era naturalization civics test, reverting to a prior version of the exam. The update goes into effect on March 1. USCIS, which administers the test, announced it will go back to using a 2008 version.  28:13-28:52 The Supreme Court agreed today to take up a case challenging a Trump-era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits, such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. 28:53-29:36 Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 22 during the first day of his confirmation hearing. Garland said that his first priority if confirmed as attorney general would center on the investigation into the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol.  29:37-32:48 Like millions of his constituents across Texas, Senator Ted Cruz had a frigid home without electricity this week amid the state’s power crisis. But unlike most, Cruz got out, fleeing Houston on a Wednesday afternoon flight to Cancún with his family for a respite at a luxury resort. 32:49-33:18 New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised $3.2 million for relief efforts in Texas as of Friday night before visiting Houston to help in the recovery effort. AOC said during a press conference outside a food bank: "I think this shows that New York stands with you, but the whole country stands with you.” 33:19-35:46 About a third of Texans are still having issues with their water supply as the state reels from last week’s deadly winter storms and subsequent utility outages. President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Texas, unlocking more federal resources.  35:47-39:46 According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, there are now over 111 million novel coronavirus cases worldwide. Over 2.4 million people have died. Over 62.9 million people have recovered globally. In the United States, over 28 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The current death toll in America is over 500,000 people. The U.S. is presently the 8th worst-struck country, behind only a few nations of remotely comparable population or infrastructure. 39:48-41:48 A little fish was stuck swimming upside-down due to a case of swim bladder — a disorder that affects a fish's buoyancy, according to The Daily Mail. Unfortunately, the goldfish's owners were told that this case of swim bladder was untreatable. 41:49-43:57 Residents in Texas have been rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles and taking them to a convention center in a South Texas resort town. 43:58-45:32 A pet cat has gone viral in China after appearing to cry into a security camera while being left at home alone during a holiday. The two-year-old British Shorthair, Fu Fu, supposedly wept while hearing his owner calling his name through the home monitor. . Attorney Advertisement. Prior successful results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Call us for HELP NOW! *USA*: 1-800-529-5465 *INT:* 1-212-227-8933 VISIT Law Offices of Spar Bernstein 225 Broadway, 5th FL New York, New York 10007 https://www.lawsb.com/ https://www.bradshowlive.com/ Book Immigration Consultation with Brad Bernstein for Legal Consultation NOW! https://www.lawsb.com/book-and-pay-for-consultation-with-brad-bernstein/ Book an Immigration consultation with our immigration lawyer NOW! https://www.lawsb.com/book-and-pay-for-immigration-consultation/ Join the Brad Squad https://www.facebook.com/groups/BradShowLiveBradSquad SOCIAL MEDIA Visit BradShowLive Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BradShowLive/ Follow Brad Show Live Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bradshowlive/ Follow Brad Show Live Twitter https://twitter.com/BradShowLive

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