APHIS Releases New Strategic Plan for 2023-2027

The U.S. Department of Agricultureā€™s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a new 5-year strategic plan. It incorporates input we received from stakeholders on the strategic frameworkā€”a summarized version of the plan that we published in June 2022. The plan includes six strategic goals.

DHS and DOJ Finalize Rule to Incentivize Use of Lawful Immigration Pathways

After receiving and considering over 50,000 public comments in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) finalized a new rule to further incentivize individuals to use lawful, safe, and orderly pathways to enter the United States. The rule builds upon efforts to combine lawful pathways with consequences for failure to use them, by placing certain limiting conditions on asylum eligibility for those who fail to use those pathways.
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