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DOJ Files Civil Denaturalization Charges Against Three Individuals

On September 19, 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a press release titled “United States Files Denaturalization Complaints in Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey Against Three Individuals Who Fraudulently Naturalized After Having Been Ordered Deported Under Different Identities.”

DOJ Releases Statistics on Immigration Judge Surge

In Executive Order 13767, President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Attorney General to assign immigration judges to detention facilities. The DOJ began to implement this provision of Executive Order 13767 shortly after its issuance on January 25, 2017.

Latvian Ministry of Welfare Missing Post-Adoption Reports from Adoptive Parents of Latvian Children

On September 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued an alert explaining that it has been informed by the Latvian Ministry of Welfare that it is still missing post-adoption reports from U.S. families who adopted children from Latvia.

Sudan Not Re-Designated for TPS

On September 18, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine C. Duke, has decided not to re-designate Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

USCIS Announces Changes to Form I-129 Direct Filing Addresses

On October 12, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced two changes to direct filing addresses for the Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.

U.S.-China Negotiations on Repatriation of Nationals Subject to Final Orders of Removal

On October 4, 2017, the U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, chaired a U.S.-China Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue along with officials of the Chinese government.

Archived article: 30/60 Day Rule

In order to obtain a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. consulate, an applicant must satisfy consular officers that he or she is eligible for the status being sought.

USCIS Releases New Statistics After "Hire American" Executive Order

On October 12, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has posted new data about employment-based nonimmigrant visas and employment authorization documents on its website.

Supreme Court Dismisses One of Two Challenges to President Trump's Executive Order 13780

On October 10, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed one of the two challenges to President Donald Trump’s March 6, 2017 Executive Order 13780.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to EOIR On "Fraud and Abuse" in the Asylum System

On October 12,2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks to the Executive Office for Immigration Review.His remarks focused primarily on “fraud and abuse” in the asylum system.In this post, I will briefly examine the key portions of Attorney General Sessions’ remarks.

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