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USCIS Publishes Revised Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has published a revised version of the Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative.

USCIS Publishes Draft of Proposed New Public Charge Rules

On September 22, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that, in the near future, it will publish an extremely consequential proposed rule revising the definition of “public charge” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Two Individuals Admitted as Refugees Indicted For Immigration Fraud

On September 20, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that two refugees were indicted by a federal grand jury in Tuscon, Arizona, on eleven counts “for violations of false swearing in an immigration matter and false statements to a government agency.”

Three Sisters Convicted in Family-Sponsored Immigration Fraud Case

On September 21, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had assisted in the investigation of three individuals in upstate New York in a visa fraud case. The investigation led to the convictions of all three individuals.

USCIS Celebrates Constitution Week With 260 Naturalization Ceremonies

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which occurs on September 17, “with over 260 naturalization ceremonies across the country from Sept. 14 to 23 as part of … Constitution Week.”

SCOTUS Oral Arguments in Pereira v. Sessions (When NTA Triggers Stop-Time Rule)

On January 12, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in Pereira v. Sessions, Docket No. 17-459. On April 23, 2018, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case.

Waivers

Waivers are a broad category of applications for discretionary relief where a foreign national is subject to a ground of deportability or inadmissibility.

BIA Amicus Invitation No. 18-02-14: “Removability & Aggravated Felony Definitions”

On February 14, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued Amicus Invitation No. 18-02-14, titled “Removability & Aggravated Felony Definitions.”

Indictments in Alleged P3 Visa Fraud Scheme

On February 8, 2018, a 15-count indictment was unsealed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against three individuals – Stella Boyadjian, Hrachya Atoyan, and Diana Grigoryan (aka “Dina Akopovna”)...

DOS Proposes Social Media Vetting and Other New Information Collections for Visa Applicants

On March 30, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published two notices in the Federal Register (FR) regarding information collections for the Form DS-160 (and DS-156) and the DS-260.

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