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Daily Archives: August 26, 2021

Information for Afghan Nationals on Parole Into the United States

US Citizenship and Immigration Service: “Individuals who are outside of the United States may request parole into the United States based on urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit reasons for a temporary period, on a case-by-case basis. If USCIS authorizes parole, we will specify its duration. While parole allows for lawful presence in the United States, the parolee technically remains an applicant for admission. Parole does not confer immigration status and does not provide a path to permanent residency or the ability to obtain lawful immigration status. However, a parolee may be able to obtain lawful status in the United States through other means. The U.S. government is making every effort to assist individuals who have been granted parole into the United States. Due to quickly changing circumstances in the region and the closure of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, beneficiaries may experience delays in processing their cases and may need to arrange travel to a U.S. embassy outside of Afghanistan to continue processing their parole request…”

Climate Change and U.S. Financial Regulators: Overview and Recent Actions

CRS Insight – Climate Change and U.S. Financial Regulators: Overview and Recent Actions, Updated August 26, 2021: “Under the Biden Administration,financial regulators have announced a range of new measures to address financial risks associated with climate change. The Department of the Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Federal Reserve have each announced… Continue Reading

Access to Justice

Beinlich, Leander, Access to Justice (July 29, 2021). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2021-20, in: Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by Christina Binder, Manfred Nowak, Jane A Hofbauer and Philipp Janig – 2022 Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: or “This encyclopedia entry offers an… Continue Reading

The most popular posts on Facebook are plagiarized

The Verge – “Being original on Facebook doesn’t pay, according to its own data. The conventional wisdom around the “widely viewed content report” that Facebook released last week is that it obscured more than it revealed. The company’s effort to demonstrate that most users do not regularly see divisive news stories in their feeds received… Continue Reading

Newly Digitized Freedmen’s Bureau Records Help Black Americans Trace Their Ancestry

Smithsonian: “Anyone with an internet connection can now access more than 3.5 million records documenting the lives of free Black people during the Reconstruction period. Created by genealogy company Ancestry, the free online portal amounts to a treasure trove of information about Black communities in the United States between 1846 and 1878, reports Rosalind Bentley… Continue Reading